Family And Friends, it is with great grief and incredible sorrow that our family is announcing the tremendous loss and passing of our incredibly special loved one.
Angela Audrey Stephens,
On May 24th at 1430hrs: Loving wife of Jeffrey Ray Stephens, departed our lives, gained her wings, and began to soar.
Angie lost her intense 59-day battle with breast cancer. Trying to sum Angie up in a paragraph would be impossible.
Who is Angie?
Angie was an amazing, compassionate nurse and a fierce advocate for her patients and fellow nurses. Her career began in 1986 at GBMC as a unit secretary. Healthcare and Nursing has been her passion, her first love in life. Angie went on to receive her Registered Nurse (RN) from Catonsville Community College in 1997 and later her Bachelors in the Science of Nursing in 2013 from Notre Dame. She worked in several hospitals in Baltimore before spreading her wings as a travel nurse. She started in rural South Carolina, then traveled to Florida, San Francisco, CA and spent considerable time in Philadelphia, PA where she gained immense knowledge of medicine and nursing practice. She then returned to Baltimore working at Johns Hopkins Hospital, then Johns Hopkins Bayview for the last 14 years. In these 14 years, Angie has oriented, mentored, and educated hundreds of staff who know her for her infectious smile, laughter, patience, kindness, and super nurse skills. She is a member of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses and received her Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse (CMSRN) through excellence in nursing and passing the national certified exam. She has been involved in innumerable committees throughout the years as a member or co-chair with her most recent passion in Shared Governance Committees, Wound care and Heparin project that brought real world changes in the Hopkins health system. She is certified in wound treatment and developed the wound education program at Johns Hopkins Bayview. She was a resource nurse, who staff throughout the hospital looked up to for guidance and hospital processes. She is known for her avid curiosity for learning new things and being very thorough. Angie has been involved in numerous hospital initiatives throughout the years. During Covid-19, she was among the first nurses to volunteer to open the covid floor ( when no one knew what was going on). That is who she was, first in line, hard charging, no hurdle too difficult, compassionate, and loving woman. She has created orientation/onboarding presentations as a unit educator, and in past years was a Lead Clinical Nurse (LCN) with the Float Pool/Supplemental Staffing Unit (SSU). As LCN, a leader who mentored SSU staff, performed audits and so much more. In 2021, Angie received the Daisy Award, an internationally known award, for compassionate care. Angela was the epitome of nursing excellence; A true outlier amongst a sea of superstars, Florence Nightingale would be proud!
Angie met her soulmate, Jeff, in 2012. They enjoyed exploring their corner of the world, traveling, scuba diving and spending as much time with each other, friends, and family as possible. Angie is survived by her parents Steven and Carolyn Lehmann, sister Alison and husband Jeff. Although Angie had no children of her own, she was blessed with two wonderful stepchildren, Triniti & Connor Stephens and two beautiful grandchildren Kingsley and most recently (5/19) Scarlett Piquett and of course the infamous Fuzzy Raisins AKA: Da Fuzz
That is just an overview of what Angie brought to nursing. What was Angie like in life? As a wife, daughter, sister, stepmom, grandmom (Gramgie) and friend? How long you got fella?
As with any RN, you must love the nurse before you can love the Lady.
I was so fortunate to have ten plus wonderful years living with and in aww of such an incredible woman.
Who was Angie? She was an amazing… Let us start here:
Ladies, PLEASE get your regular mammograms and checkups. Please with a cherry on top! Save your loved ones from this!
Angie’s mass is on June 9th at 10am at: The Immaculate Conception Church.
112 Ware Ave
Towson MD 21204
Celebration Of Life to follow.
In lieu of flowers or gifts please donate to the go fund me link below:
All additional funds will be donated to breast cancer awareness.