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Angela Kay Odutoye
April 4, 1979 - October 24, 2023
Angela Kay Odutoye, fell asleep in death on Tuesday, October 24, 2023, after a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born on April 4, 1979 to Cheryl and Toby Bowman in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Angela attended public schools in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She attended Milwaukee Technical and Trade High School, majoring in Chemistry, and graduated in June 1997. Angela made history by being the first female and woman of color to graduate with a 4.0 GPA. This resulted in her being conferred as the Class Valedictorian. Additionally, Angela was named Ebony Magazine’s Top High School Senior and she received numerous awards and honors for her academic achievements. While a sophomore in high school, she was recruited by George Washington University in Washington, D.C., to major in Chemical Engineering. George Washington University awarded her a generous scholarship to attend the University.
Shortly after graduating from high school in June,1997, Angela relocated to Washington, D.C., to attend George Washington University.
Angela had the privilege of being taught about Jehovah God during her formative years. She symbolized her dedication to Jehovah God by water baptism on June 28, 1997. On September 1, 2001, Angela changed her career path and pursued a career as a full-time evangelizer, devoting 70 plus hours per month volunteering her time to help people learn the truth from God’s Word, the Bible. Although still working on her studies at George Washington University, Angela attended the Spring Valley Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Washington, D.C. It was at that Congregation that the love story began. She met the love of her life and “apple of her eye,” Idris Odutoye.
On November 3, 2001, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Idris and Angela were wed. The union lasted nearly 23 years, which they attributed to their faith and love for Jehovah. Together they embarked on a career as full-time evangelizers. They not only formed a deep love for one another, but became business partners and traveled all over the world.
Angela worked with her husband to help others come to an accurate knowledge of God’s promises, thus resulting in several persons dedicating their lives to Jehovah God. Angela wanted to do more as an evangelizer to reach people in the language of their hearts. So they decided to learn another language, Spanish, and joined the Columbia Heights Spanish Congregation in Washington, D.C. from 2002-2005.
Angela spent time with young ones, helping them to realize that Jehovah loved them and understood their challenges. She was known for her beautiful eyes, warm smile, lovely personality, and her kindness to all she met. She never met any strangers. Once she met you, you felt like she was a friend for life. Angela loved to shop, try new types of foods from various cultures, travel the world, and she loved the worldwide brotherhood. Anyone that knew her, knew that her favorite color was pink. She would always be easily spotted in a crowd due to her vibrant colors that matched her beautiful smile.
She was a dedicated employee in various positions and well respected for her organizational skills, office management, and reliability. She was employed with George Washington University, Spherion, United Healthcare, Dyer and Associates, and Washington Property Company. In 2015, she found her niche as a Personal and Group Fitness Trainer with PT Post LLC. She loved her early morning spin classes, where she turned into a Drill Sergeant and whipped everyone in shape within 45 minutes. Her imprint will forever be left in our lives.
She was preceded in death by her father, Toby Bowman, grandfather, Bill Provine and great- grandmother, Mary Brown. She is survived by her loving husband, Idris Odutoye, mother, Cheryl Butler, brother, Armon Butler, Grandmother, Jessica Provine, uncles, Michael Provine, David Provine (Kelly), aunts, Wendy Jordan (Larry), Heidi Wright (Joseph), cousins, Dominic Provine, Kennedy and Justin Provine, mother-in-law, Marie Samuel, and countless other family and friends who loved her dearly.
We await the time when Jehovah will resurrect her in the “new world” to come, where death will be no more - Revelation 21:3-4.
November 15th, 2023 at 1 pm EST (+Zoom)
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses
10015 Lewisdale Rd.
Ijamsville, MD 21754
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