Joseph Ricardo Angel

joseph Angel

Joseph Ricardo Angel, 69, entered eternal rest on Friday, November 4, 2022, at 9:04 pm at Mount Carmel East Hospital, Columbus, Ohio. He was born February 27, 1953, in Columbus, Ohio to the union of Joseph L. and Barbara Ann Angel.

Joseph attended Warren G. Harding High School, where he was a star football player. When his health permitted, he attended St. Paul AME Church under Rev. Dr. Michael Bean. One of his favorite jobs was being a Security Guard at Cooper Stadium.

Whether you called, or knew him as, Ric, Slick Rick, Pretty Ricky, Ricky, Uncle, Brother, or friend, everyone knew he loved to cook and dance and was a die-hard OSU Buckeye and Pittsburgh Stealers Fan. If the Buckeyes were losing and Spinn wasn’t watching the game with him, Spinn would have to call Ric to calm him down and tell him everything would be alright, or Rick would be ready to throw something at the TV.

Ric will surely be missed by many. He leaves to mourn his passing but cherish his memories and rejoice in his peace, his children: Vincent “Vinny” Turner; Dwayne Allen Purvis; Derina (Dennis) Malone; Antony Brodie Angel; Allen “Tuff” Heard; Antonio Purvis; Victoria “Precious” Lynn Heard. His Devoted Sister Victoria Angel; Brothers Michael and Garry (Joan) Angel; Goddaughter Malayna Monique Lynn Roberts; Granddaughters Nikyiah, Mi’Amor and Kyileah; A Special Sister Galenda Gordon; Former Wife Faye; A long time Sweetheart and Best Friend, Arlynda Mae Heard. Many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Joseph was preceded in death by parents Joseph and Barbara Angel; Sister Jacqueline Angel; Brothers Wesley and Ronald Angel; Wife Brenda Angel.





Visitation 11:00 AM and Funeral Service 12:00 PM Monday, November 14, 2022 at St. Paul AME Church , 639 E. Long Street. Ministry of Comfort entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. LIVINGSTON AVE. To read the complete obituary, order flowers, view video tribute and offer condolences to the Angel Family, visit

Condolence Messages

  1. My sincere condolences to the Angel family for the loss of their loved one (Ricky). May God comfort and give you all the strength to get through this difficult time. My continued prayers for the family and Blessings always.
    Much Love Always
    Shelly Roberts & Family

  2. To Vickie and My Angel Family,
    May The Lord pour out His peace upon you during this time. Know you are loved beyond measure.
    Rest well Ricky for this isn’t goodbye, it’s til we meet again.
    Sheila Glover & Family

  3. So sorry for your loss. Praying for peace and comfort to Vicky, Michael, Gary, his children and the Angel family during this time. Gone but not forgotten

  4. Charlene , David, and Darrick

    To Vickie, Gary, Michael, and the Angel Family: With Deep Sympathy I send you love in the lost of Ricky.Please find comfort during this time of sadness. God has all of you. I wish you blessings, peace, and love.

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