8/27/1968 – 3/8/2014
BOSSIER CITY – A gathering will be held at Rose-Neath Funeral in Bossier on Thursday, March 13, 2014 from 5 pm until 8 pm. On March 8, 2014, our precious Angie (Gigi) walked into the arms of our Lord with her “Broken Heart” of gold and became “whole” – leaving behind all the struggles she endured throughout her life from birth with her congenital heart defects that were staggering in numbers. She fought her “last” fight at UTSW in Dallas, Texas, in the CVICU Cardiology unit, under the loving care of Dr. Elizabeth Brickner and her entire team. Angie began her journey of cardiac challenges in 1968 with Dr. Dorothy Mack, her pediatric cardiologist in Shreveport. Dr. Mack put her in the care of Dr. Dan G. McNamara, Dr. M. Nihill, Dr. Denton Cooley and the qualified staff of Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas, beginning April 1968 where she received the updated technology she required for the next thirty-seven years. Before being transferred to UTSW under the care of Dr. Brickner in 2005, Angie underwent “open heart” surgery in 2004 and recovered remarkably well for the next ten years, after being diagnosed with Cushing’s Syndrome as a result from the surgery. Never complaining and with much perseverance, she always kept a positive outlook no matter what challenges were thrown her way – a true inspiration to all that knew her. We are proud to have raised a child with such “determination”, “fortitude”, and “dignity” when all the odds were stacked against her from birth.
Angie was a gift to us on August 27, 1968, where she was born at BMC, graduated from BHS in 1986, married the love of her life, Bill Stevenson, on 3-16-91. Her favorite bible verse was John 3:16. She gave birth against “all” odds to a beautiful daughter, Tabitha Lauren, on 12/23 at 12:23 pm by 12 doctors and 23 nurses, in 1993. Angie worked at Dr. John C. Chandler’s Family Clinic for several years and he became one of her closest and most endearing friends to the end.
The family “bond” was every-thing to Angie, especially the bond between her and Erika. She never turned down a friend in need. Her “sweet” smile, quick wit and “determination” to “overcome” were her biggest attributes. She stood her ground on what she believed; there will be a tremendous “void” in the lives of all left behind who loved her. “Welcoming” her into her eternal home are paternal grandparents, Bob and Alice Dow, Great Grandmother Kaye Reynolds, maternal grandparents, Bob and Donna Quackenbush, her Uncle John Dull, Godmother Sharon Thorn, and her beloved “Casey”. Left to cherish her memory is her beloved husband Bill, her precious daughter, Tabitha, her devoted sister Erika, brother-in-law Bobby, nieces Meagan and Ashley Brice, her parents David and Lynn Dull, John and Terry LeBlanc, Mike, Lynn, Ashley and Brandon Stevenson, “Big” John’s family, Cindy Charon’s family, Pam Peterson’s family, John Quackenbush’s family, Mike Quackenbush’s family, Bob Dennis’s family, Candy Syke’s family, Godfather Judge Henry Brown plus many other family and friends including her precious “Dixie”. Angie was an avid advocate for all cardiac patients, and loved hearing her loving daughter’s reply of “ya-ya momma!”
A special thanks to our “many” friends and family members who have stood by us at our “darkest” hour – Patsy/Jimmy Starks, Cheri/Kirk Armitage, Pam Newberg, Rena Dudley, John/Mary LeGrand, Jr., Paul/Jan Horne, Alex Linowski, Flora Hicks, Dr. San Pedro at WKB and “Big” John who has not left Bill and Tabitha’s side since arriving in Dallas last Thursday along with his brother Mike and Lynn. Angie would have been “overwhelmed” by all the prayers and condolences as our family is ever grateful for – God bless each and every one of you. The Stevenson, Dull and Brice family.