We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at D.L. Perkins and Sons LLC
Angela Weeden, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, pastor, and spiritual mother, went to be with her Savior on Wednesday, June 7, 2022. Sister Angie, as she was lovingly referred to, was ushered into her heavenly home with songs of praise and hymns. She was 76 years old, a beautiful and precious woman of God who dedicated her life to serving others. Angela was born Angela Trotter on July 23, 1945, to John Willie and Jessie Mae Trotter in Leland, Mississippi. She was preceded in death by her parents, John Willie and Jessie Mae Trotter; her beloved husband, Robert "Bob" Weeden; four brothers, John Willie Trotter, Jr., Ernest Trotter, Sam X Trotter, and Arthur Trotter; one sister, Mary Trotter; and her son, Robert L. Barnes.
She left Mississippi as a teen and moved to Chicago, Illinois, where she was raised by her maternal grandmother, Estella Herman. Later, she met the love of her life, Robert "Bob" Weeden, and they remained married for forty- eight years. She often testified about how God delivered them from a life of drugs, crime, and illicit sex and how they became saved and committed to doing great works for the Lord. She had a special ministry to women and young ladies, and she was the heart of the Phebe's Group. She loved people and her family dearly, and she gave generously.
Angela, alongside her husband Robert, worked to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the United States and Canada. In 1976, they founded Living Light Ministries on 63rd Street in Chicago. It was there that countless lives were surrendered to Christ as a result of hearing how God delivered her and her husband from a life of crime and drugs. In 1994, they started Living Life Outreach whose purpose was to preach the Gospel in the streets and in the prisons. Their ministry continued to expand, and in January of 1995, they broke ground for Living Light Valley of Peace. Their ministry received numerous awards and recognitions, and they were first guests on TBN and other Christian television programs. Recognizing the decrease in crime in and around 63rd Street, they were honored with a street named Reverend Bob and Angela Weeden Drive.
After her husband went home with the Lord in 2011, she moved to Little Rock, Arkansas, in 2016 and was working at Word of Outreach Christian Academy under Bishop Robert E. Smith, Sr. Angie embodied the Proverb 31 woman. She was a strong leader in the community and mirrored God's love, compassion, and generosity to many men and women who continue to call her their spiritual mother to this day. Although she had many favorite passages in the Word of God, she stood on the verse that exemplified her commitment to God’s call on her life: “But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the Gospel of the grace of God.” – Acts 20:24 (NKJV).
Her legacy will live on in the lives of: her siblings, James (Silvia) Trotter, Robert (Kim) Trotter, and Bettie Trotter; special nieces who she raised as daughters, Jocelyn and Falayan Trotter; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, many spiritual sons and daughters, and fellow brothers and sisters in Christ.
Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. - Ecclesiastes 12:13