Powers of Angela Wyndham
After a year-long illness linked to cancer, Angela Wyndham Powers (60) joined the Communion of Saints on Saturday, June 12. She will be sorely missed, but take comfort and thank that she is completely healed in Heaven.
Angela is survived by a family who loved her dearly and who are grateful to God for the years of joy they shared. She was adored and admired by her husband Davis, and was a wonderful mother to their son, Layton. Layton, his wife Gracie and their children, Emily, Joseph, Ellyana, Elijah and William flooded his heart with love.
She is also survived by her loving parents, Ted and Lee Wyndham, and three sisters and their families: Wyndi (John) Green (Spencer, Cassidy, Breland); Brantlee (Michael) Green (Parker, Hayden); and Merideth (David) Strawhorn (Bailey, Elliot, Wyndham). She adored her aunt, Carolyn Candler (Steedley), with whom she shared a lifelong bond of love and affection. She was also loved by Davis’ sister Mary (Thomas) Brunson (Tripp, Becca) and her brother William (Stephanie) Powers, who consider themselves privileged to call her a sister.
Angela graduated from USC with a Bachelor of Music and a Masters of Education. She was distinguished by her studies, opera, concert choir and as the drum major of the Carolina Band. As an accomplished music teacher and principal, her remarkable ability to instill fun, positive thinking and determination as well as a demand for excellence have inspired thousands of students and parents. She has been a National Board Certified Music Teacher, serving distinctly in Richland School District 2 Lonnie B. Nelson Elementary, Spring Valley High, and Forest Lake Elementary schools. She was also a highly respected and beloved church choir director at Eason Memorial Baptist, Kathwood Baptist, Eastminster Presbyterian, Washington Street UMC, and John Wesley UMC.
Although she was perhaps best known for her abundant musical talent and positive energy, most important to her was her faith, expressed frequently through her love of sacred choral music. Angela also had a sharp wit, a knack for impressions and a very infectious laugh. She loved the beach, reading, the musical and the Gamecocks. She adored her many friends and cherished her family.
In lieu of flowers, Angela’s fervent wish is that donations be sent to John Wesley UMC of Charleston (626 Savannah Hwy, 29407). John Wesley faithfully and generously supported her during her employment and throughout her illness.
Angela’s private funeral service is on her grave in the cemetery of Saint James Anglican Church.