Angelica Nicole Mooney, 34, North Las Vegas, departed this life on Thursday, December 10, 2020, at home after a lengthy illness.
Angelica was born December 28, 1985 in Kansas City, Missouri to James and Traci (Watson) Mooney.
She previously lived in Kansas City, MO and Socastee, SC before settling in North Las Vegas, NV with her family.
Angelica was preceded in death by one of her closest friends, La Quisha Nicole Alexander, whom she thought of as a sister.
Angelica was educated in Kansas City, MO where she attended Faxon and St. Monica Elementary schools, and J.A. Rodgers Middle School, prior to relocating to Socastee, SC. There she attended Forest Brook Middle School and Socastee High School, obtaining her high school diploma.
She would go on to obtain her associated degree in the Medical Assistant program at Hi-Tech Institute, Las Vegas. She was employed as a Medical Assistant at Concentra Medical Center, Polaris location, and would later become the Medical Assistnat to Dr. Souzan El-Eid, a job she was most proud of.
After relocating for a short time to Overland Park, KS, Angelica obtained her National Certification in Pharmacy Technology. As a Pharmacist Technician she worked OptumRX.
Angelica was a member of the Progressive Church of God in Christ, located at 2501 Indiana K.C., MO, under the leadership of her uncle Rev. Kenneth Price-Monroe, where she had been active in the choir.
One of Angelica’s proudest moments was when she was baptized October 21, 2018 at the United Believers Community Church, under the leadership of Pastor Darron LaMonte Edwards, KC, Mo.
Angelica loved all things Forensic in nature. She was an avid reader and enjoyed music of all genres, she had a majestic singing voice, in which she sang all the time. As most people who knew her can attest, she also loved Dr. Pepper pop.
Over the course of her illness, Angelica documented her fight through the venues of social media, journaling, and through open conversations with close family and friends. And of course, we also know, there was not a selfie Angelica didn’t take.
Angelica leaves to cherish her memory: sons, James Rene Richards II, Joseph Michael Richards; from her union to James R. Richards, Sr.; daughter, Jaila Rian Counce with Jamiel Counce; her parents James (Seali) Mooney and Traci Watson-Mooney, brother Brandon Joseph Dudley; sisters, Loretta Cornelia Dudley, Alexis Fiobhan Mooney, maternal great-grandmother Cornelia Monroe-Jackson and maternal grandfather Joseph Watson. She also leaves papa and Lani Love, and a host of family and friends.