She was born on July 11, 1925, in Jacksonville, Alabama, to the late Edward Jefferson and Bessie Couch Angel. She married Jasper Nolan on July 13, 1949 in his home state of South Carolina. He passed away December 8, 2012.
Janet is survived by her beloved daughter, Iris Angel Nolan, of Bath, N.C.; and three sisters, Joyce Angel Tillison, of Jacksonville, Elanor Angel Prickett, of Jacksonville and Bernice Angel Knighton, of Arab.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, G.W. Angel and John Wayne Angel, of Jacksonville; and four sisters, Geraldine Angel Gorey, Louise Angel, Vivian Angel and Yvonne Angel.
Educated in local schools in Calhoun County, Janet graduated from Jacksonville High School and earned her teaching degree from Jacksonville Teachers’ College. She taught for several years at Duke School and Cedar Springs School and in North Carolina.
She loved her Angel family and the closeness her family shared with family and friends. While living in the Jacksonville area, she and her family attended Angel Grove Baptist Church. She often spoke of the fun her family, relatives and friends enjoyed even in the midst of the post-depression era.
Janet moved with her daughter and husband to Bath, N.C. in 1969. There she grew to love the eastern coast and the people around her. During this time, she received a kidney transplant from her sister, Joyce, on her birthday, July 11, 1973. Doctors at Duke University Medical Center referred to her as their model patient because of her meticulous self-care. She spoke often of this special blessing which allowed her many years of enjoyment of family, gardening, canning and painting in various mediums.
A combined memorial service will be held at a later date for both Jasper and Janet Nolan at the Seven Springs Cemetery in Jacksonville.
Those wishing to remember Janet and Jasper may give to the charity of one’s choice or to the Seven Springs Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund, c/o Wilmer Smallwood, 1115 Mountain Lake Drive, NE, Jacksonville, AL 36265.