Angel Mary Ellen Savage Snead, beautiful spirit

August 10, 2022

Angel Mary Ellen Savage Snead of Greenwood departed this life Thursday, July 7, 2022, at the age of 25, according to her smile. However, she was actually 47 years old.  She was born Dec. 27, 1974, to Virginia Savage and Otis Nixon.  She grew up in Milton with her mother and grandmother.  Later in life, she acquired a bonus dad in Charles “Butch” Nock. He was her father, provider and protector.  When her dad Butch passed several years ago, Angel would often say she wished she could dance with her father just one more time. Today, she is dancing with her father once again while Booter is two-stepping around them.

Angel, whose birth name couldn’t have been a better fit for her beautiful spirit, had many nicknames that were given to her over the years. She was affectionally called Amy Nook Nook by her mom, Mary J by her cousin, and Robin and Angel Mary Ellen by many of her other relatives.

Angel received her formal schooling in Cape Henlopen School District. She also taught herself an array of skills in crafting and graphic design that would eventually assist her in becoming a successful entrepreneur.

Angel was a very ambitious lady. She worked a variety of jobs including, DuPont Nylon Plant, Mountaire Farms, Grayling Industries and Air Liquid. She was so talented and ambitious that while working these jobs, she started her own clothing line, Angelic Designs.  Her artistic and creative gift was never surpassed. She just had the eye for creating masterpieces. She specialized in T-shirts, candles and paintings.  Angel’s favorite pastime was coloring.  Wherever you saw her, you saw her bag full of coloring books and markers. She never left home without them.

She was a member of Bethel A.M.E. Church in Milton, where she served in the YPD, sang in the choir, and participated in Vacation Bible School and Sunday school. She was also a member of the Brother and Sisterhood Social Club, where she was fondly known as BT’s Baby.

She was preceded in death by her son, Tevin Savage; her fathers, Charles Nock and Otis Nixon; her two brothers, Michael Taylor and Jarrod Sample; and her maternal grandmother, Sarah Savage.

She leaves to live out her legacy her children:  Terence Savage, Tevon Savage, Bryant Savage and Briana Savage, all of Millsboro; her devoted mother, Virginia Nock of Millsboro; her dedicated sisters, Shawnette Savage of Millsboro, Letitcia Kellum of Wilmington, Felicia Purnell of Millsboro, and Kimberly Mitchell of Colorado Springs, Colo.; three bothers, Rodney (Elizabeth) Williams of Seaford, Joerell (Talana) Sturgis Nock of Savannah, Ga., and Derrick Houston of Salisbury, Md.; godmother, Mary Parker of Milton; special friend, Travis Leonard of Selbyville; a special niece whom she reared as her daughter, Tykia Savage; 17 grandchildren; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held at 1 p.m, Saturday, Aug. 20, at Bethel AME Church, 329 Mulberry St., Milton.

To offer words of comfort and sign the guest book, visit

Subscribe to the Daily Newsletter