Maria Angela Bravo Jefferies Maldonado

March 15, 1976 - July 27, 2001

03/15/1976 - 07/27/2001

Past Services

Monday July 30, 2001
11:00 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Virginia Beach
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
800-934-4648 | Directions


Maria Angela Bravo Maldonado

Virginia Beach- Angela Jefferies, 25, of Virginia Beach died on July 27, 2001 in Virginia Beach General Hospital.

Angela was a daughter, a sister and a friend whose heart brought only joy to those who knew her and peace to those who were in trouble. In order for us to know love we have to think about her and though we will shed tears we must remember the many ways that she touched our lives and brought joy into our lives.

She was born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico and was an administrative assistant. She attended Calvary Chapel of Hampton Roads. Angela was a member of the Flex Gym in Virginia Beach and had won first place in the N.P.C. Virginia State Championship competition on July 7th of this year and won second place in the National Body Rock Monica Brant Fitness Championship on July 14th of this year.

Angela is survived by her mother, Carmen J. Maldonado M.D.; step-father, Craig S. Prohaski; father, Jose Francisco Bravo Munoz; two sisters, Carmen Yadira Letusick and Frances Vanessa Bravo; nine aunts and uncles, Carlos Maldonado, Luis Angel Maldonado, Rev. Laura Maldonado, Elizabeth Angiola, Josue Felipe, Peter Angiola, Cesar Colon, Gloria Maldonado and Millie Maldonado.

A funeral ceremony will be held on Monday, July 30, 2001 at 11:00am in the chapel of Altmeyer Funeral Home, Virginia Beach.

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Tchernavian Moten
8 years ago

I love you, Angie. Enjoy the Father, my angel – I am anxious to see you again. You were my fondest rival…and I will miss you so much.

God Bless you and the family and friends who sincerely love you.



Stephanie Brown
8 years ago

A beautiful lady with a warm smile. I passed her office each day and said hello. She was very nice. I will miss that smile and good morning.

Nina Tingle
8 years ago

Angela brought so much joy to everyone around her. Anyone who met her knew that she was just as beautiful on the inside as she was on the outside. I will miss seeing her at the gym, and the cheerful encouragement she always gave. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends. I will never forget you, Angela.

Nichole Crouch
8 years ago

Angela is my aunt, who I love and will never forget. She helped me to understand life, and to accept the things that I have shared with her. I’ll miss her coming into our house yelling “hello, where are my girls, it’s Angela”. And always a big hug, and a kiss. Angela, me and Mom will miss you. Nichole CoCo

Stella Solorzano & Pete Caruso
8 years ago

Angela was a beautiful person with such a great heart and warm smile. We all worked at Gold’s Gym together, we had our own little family…me, Pete, Jon Jenkins, Joe Weller, Will Hunt, Elizabeth Ya…We shared so many great times and a tremendous amount of laughs. Angela, we will NEVER forget you. You will always be a part of us…in our hearts, thoughts, and prayers. We love you!

Jimmy & Dawn Banicar
8 years ago

Angela was a dear friend and inspiration- her smile and laughter brightend any room- we shared the same birthday and for the several years Ive know her we would either shop or talk to one another- she always had a kind spirit and she will be truly missed by many Jimmy and I have shared many happy times with Jeff & Angela thru their good and bad times- those are memories we will cherish forever. We will miss you Angela, but god needed more angels in heaven so thats why he has Angela

Crystal Hardy
8 years ago

Angela was a great person; very outgoing and lovable. I will always remember her smile and her great personality. She could make the saddest person smile. We had a lot of good times together and I am glad she was my friend. The last months of her life she did share with me that she was happier than she has ever been. I will miss her deeply and she will always be in my heart. I will never forget the first time I met her within that week I received some bad news. I went in the bathroom crying. She came behind me saying “I know you don’t know me very well but I know you are hurting just please tell me you are O.K.”. She brought joy to everyone she met just by saying “hi”. My deepest sympathy goes out to her family. Angela will be remembered as a great and lovable person. Her last words to me was “I love you, Babe”. I love you too, Angela

Taryn Kemp
8 years ago

Angela was a joy to have around. She would brighten my day with her kind words of encouragement, and we shared jokes and laughed alot while doing our cardio getting ready for our shows that were up and coming. I believe she is at peace and God only wants those of greatness in his army. She left us with her heart filled with the most happiness she has ever felt. She achieved her goals in fitness, was well liked in the gym, wonderful family, friends, and most of all she had a man that loved her more than there are stars in the sky…. She is our angel, looking over us and protecting us. Fondest memories Angela, I’ll miss you be-bopping around flex.


8 years ago

Angela was a very wonderful person and she will be missed very much by her friends and family and we will always remember her and love her!!

i love you angela


Cathy Yates
8 years ago

Angela was my sister and my friend. She knew the importance of always telling her loved ones – just how much she loved them. Her humor was wonderful. Our family often requested that she “perform” for them. Although she was beautiful on the outside – it could not match the beauty on the inside. I know that Angela had a tremendous faith and is in heaven now. All who knew her – will always love her.

Love and prayers to all of her family and love ones. Cathy

Marina Dennis
8 years ago


You will always be remembered by friends and family. You had so much potential both in life and the world of fitness. We will miss you.

Marina Dennis & Kristen Dennis

Susan Vann
8 years ago

Angela, I will always miss seeing your smiling face every morning at the gym.You were an inspiration to me and I will always remember you.

Robin Bonham
8 years ago

Angela, I will miss you and your smile. My deepest sympathy goes out to your family.

Love, Robin Bonham

Heather Kellam
8 years ago

Angela, I will miss you!! You are one of the most energetic and vibrant people that I have ever known. When I worked with you at Headway, you always kept us entertained! Your untimely death came at a time when you were on top of the world. Everyone who has known you, definitely mourns your death. I will miss your smile and the funny faces that you made to make us laugh. I will always remember you running around the corner in the office–you seemed to run more than walk. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. Love, Heather

Sandra Johnson & Bob Goode
8 years ago

Angela, you have been in our thoughts and prayers each day. I pray that you are walking with God, and that all your pain has been taken away. You have been such an inspriration to all of us. We will miss your smiling, and cheerful presence at the gym. God bless.

Helen K. Pegram
8 years ago

Angela’s light will forever shine in my heart. We called ourselves sisters. She was the person that I knew could always bring a smile to my face and make me laugh. It was more important to her to bring joy to others than anything else, even if it were at her own expense. She taught me about living each moment to the fullest. There wasn’t anything that Angela and I couldn’t talk about…husbands, work, exercising, and our relationships with God. Angela’s memory will forever be etched in my heart and soul. I feel saddened to have lost such a dear and special friend but comforted that God has gained a truly precious angel. I know that in heaven all are rejoicing with her presence. I know that we all did here on earth. Ang, I’ll never forget our times. Thanks for always believing in me and all the kind words. I look forward to the day when we see each other again. I miss ya girl!!

Georgeanna M. Adams aka D=D=
8 years ago

Angela’s Love

A Life

Birth, Nurture, Grow

Such a tragic lost

Mere mortals

Don’t expect to know

May Angela’s shine

Comfort you

Your unknown

Moments in time

I humbly offer, my heartfelt sorrows

Your precious Gift

She’s not part of

Your physical tomorrows

Co-worker of Mr. Pete Angiola

John Voorhees
8 years ago


You were truly a gift from God. Your compassion and heart will be missed.

Doug & Bridgette Clause
8 years ago

As I read the kind words everyone has to share about Angela, one thing also holds true in my mind. You knew that when you were around her you would be greeted by her beautiful smile and bright eyes. Doug and I enjoyed the times we spent with Jeff and Angela — we knew there would be laughter. I also enjoyed meeting Angela for lunch for “girl talk.” Our prayers are with her friends and family that we all be reminded during the difficult times of how Angela would have left a room — bright and smiling. And be reassured in that she is doing that in Heaven now.

CAPT Rick Titi, MSC, USN Ret
8 years ago


My deepest sympathies for your loss. You said in TAP class how special Angela was to you. In you, I saw and heard “happiness” for her many achievements.

I regret that I will not be able to attend tomorrow’s services as I am teaching math summer school. Give a call if there is anything I can do for you 546-7290. In my thoughts you and Craig remain,


Lissa Maldonado
8 years ago

Dear Tia, Yadi and Frances:

When I think of Angie, I remember a little girl with the face of a doll and the energy of a firecracker. I am sad that I did not get to know her as well as the many friends who have expressed their love for her and sympathy for our family. To have loved and be loved by so many is surely a testatement to what a wonderful young lady Angie was. I pray that God gives you the strength to endure such loss. With much love, Lissa

Theresa Midgett
8 years ago

Dearest Angela: You are the one person I looked forward to seeing in the morning at the gym. When I was down I knew you would have some words of wisdom and encouragement to cheer me up. I will never forget your beautiful smile, thank you Angela for the sunshine and happiness you brought to my life. Dios te bendiga angel, te extranare mucho!!!

Mis pensamientos y oraciones estan con ustedes.

Con Amor, Theresa

Jan Tana Inc
8 years ago

From the Jan Tana Classic committee, our deepest sympathies.

Janet Harris
8 years ago

God’s Blessing to the Maldonado Family.

I am a co-worker from Lee Hecht Harrison in Richmond. I was blessed to attend Angela’s Homegoing, but

could not stay for the entire service. I never met Angela in person, but I just had to come. After I

got there I found out why I was so drawn to attend her service. It was because she was my sister in

the Lord.

She and I had never shared our experience with God, but apparently there was a connection she

and I made in the spirit.

I was blessed by the message God spoke through her aunt. It let me know that even though even though

it was in another language the message is still the same. She shared the word of God beautifully and

God was truly Glorified in that place, by all that I witnessed.

Just continue to feast on the 23rd Psalm and remember that the earth has no sorrow

Heaven cannot heal!!!

God Bless You All!!!

Janet Harris

Karen Spruill
8 years ago


Carol Little
8 years ago

I only saw Maria once in competition and I was overcome with her spiritual presence. Initially when people noticed Maria, I am sure it was for her physical beauty; however, I noticed her anointed spirit. Your daughters inner beauty manifested who we saw, she truly had Gods favor. I can not possibly share your grieve, as I only saw Maria once, but I do feel the lost of a kindred spirit. Her smile, charm and generosity will be missed. Take care of yourselves and may Gods blessings be upon you.

Amber Batten
8 years ago

I remember her singing the song from the Little Mermaid every morning in High School She always was smiling. you will truly be missed


Jill Morton
8 years ago

I will forever look around and miss hearing her enthusiastic greeting for me as I walked into the office “Hola Chica” and listening to her laugh at me when I would try to use my feeble Spanish skills to create a response. I went to her very first bodybuilding contest in Petersburg and after her win at the Pavilion, we talked about how far she had come since then and how far she would go, conquering the fitness world -She was such an inspiration about how hard work and dedication can pay off once you put your mind to something – that is the most valuable lesson and example that Angela taught me – I will miss her deeply.

Hugo Frazier
8 years ago

I’m truly saddened about your loss and the loss of such a good competitor in the bodybuilding world. She had a lot potential and it is a great loss to the sport hear and abroad. My condolence goes out to the family and close friends.

erik milliken
8 years ago

It is a classic comment to make when somebody so young is taken.I just wish I had a little more time to tell you how you impacted my life. I wish I could have told you how proud I was of your recent accomplishments. Rarely in life do you meet people who, as soon as you see them, bring a smile to your face. Angie, you did just that. I’ll miss are verbal sparring sessions in the gym, your sarcastic comments, and whitty comebacks. Most of all I’ll miss you.

Jack & Karen Howe
8 years ago

Karen had known Angela since she was just out of high school, working as a receptionist at Gold’s Gym where Karen was Aerobic Director. She always wore a smile and had a kind word. She & Karen both competed in the recent fitness competition at the Pavilion where Angela placed first overall. Karen recounts their mutual respect & how much fun they had helping each other in the dressing room and backstage…waiting…and waiting…to go on. She was a talented, beautiful young lady, both inside & out, and her loss is a tragedy. She will be sorely missed. Our deepest condolences go out to her family.

8 years ago

Mi querida Angie:

Mi tristeza no es por tí, es por tu mamá, por Yadi, por Frances y por nosotros los que te extrañamos. Al pensar en que ya no estás, se me pasman las lágrimas con una sonrisa, pues quién jamás pudo verte y no sonreir, conocerte y no quererte, escucharte y no reír. Tu entusiasmo, alegría y positivismo me darán la fuerzas para recordarte sin pena, sin tristeza y con el agradecimiento a El de que me permitió el honor de ser tu prima por 25 años. Gracias, Angie, por las canciones que nos regalaste de niñas, por los chistes que nos hiciste de adulta y por el dulce recuerdo que ahora nos dejas. Para que tu adiós no sea en vano, en tu memoria nuestra familia será más unida, cada palabra será en respeto y amor y seremos la prioridad de cada uno para que nunca tengamos que mirar atrás con el arrepentimiento de no habernos conocido tanto como nos amamos. Carla & I will always remember you! Te amo, Cusy!

Karen Treanor
8 years ago

My beautiful Angela–

Your friendship, presence, beauty, and huge heart will always be with me. Everyone who knew you, loved you. You are an amazing, vibrant woman. A woman who knew what she wanted, and went after it with such passion.

I will miss our times together, but I know you will always be with me. I also know you will make Heaven an even more beautiful place. I love you.

For Angela’s family and friends: my heart is with each of you. I only wish I could be there with you now. I hope we can all carry on Angela’s wonderful spirit and energy. Thank you all for having a part in my friend’s life. I know she loved you all.

All of my love, and prayers,


Denise Davis,M.D.
8 years ago

My deepest sympathy to Angela’s family on their loss.You will be remembered in my prayers.

Terri Gilbert
8 years ago

My prayers and thought are with you at this time.If there is anything that I can do let me know. Take care

Terri Glbert

Annette Harrod
8 years ago

My prayers are with you and your family Dr. Maldonado. I am so sorry for your loss. If there is anything you need I am ready and willing to help.


Linda Turnage
8 years ago

My sincere condolences to you and your family on your loss.

The entire BRMEDCLIN NASOceana sends their smypathy.

Ryan del Rosario
8 years ago

My thoughts and prayers go out to Angela’s family and friends.

Julius A. Aspa
8 years ago

Our deepest and sincere condolence to the lost of your dearest daughter. She is gone now with our Lord. We hope that her fond memories will help to comfort you and sustain your strength. We will always keep you and your family in our prayer especially for the eternal peace of your daughter.

Senior Chief Aspa and Family.

Cindy/Kevin Gorman
8 years ago

Our prayers are with you Carmen and Craig and your family during this time of loss.We will miss the good times we all had with Angie but know she is now safe.

Love Kevin & Cindy

Darlene Harmon
8 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. I hope that you will find peace in the thought that Angela is at Peace and is not suffering. May God Be with you All. LHH Roanoke Office Staff

Millie Maldonado
8 years ago

Querida Angie:

Eras un ser especial y los seres especiales son como tu, energia que se desplaza a su paso en el tiempo y espacio. Estas aqui, diferente, pero como siempre. Estoy segura que tu fuerza apoyara a tu madre y a tus hermanas en lo que rebazan tu ausencia fisica. Nunca te olvidaremos. Te amamos.

Titi Millie & Tio Luis

Elizabeth and Richard Kent
8 years ago

Sabemos que en estos momentos tan tristes por la perdida de un ser querido, no hay palabras que sirvan de consuelo.

Sentimos enormemente la desaparicion de Angela. Nosotros tambien aprendimos a quererla y solo nos consuela saber que estara gozando de la gracia eterna de nuestro Senor. Nuestro mas sentido pesame. Elizabeth y Richard Kent

8 years ago

Surely, God must have needed a beautiful angel to perform His wonderous deeds in heaven. Therefore, He could not have chosen a more perfect one. He chose Angela! Angela I will miss you indeed. I know that you are truly one of God’s angels. It is apparent to me that He needs you just a little bit more than we do. I will miss you terribly and I know that you will always be with us in spirit! Some day we will meet again, thank you for being the wonderful person that I have come to know and I will always remember. May God comfort and continue to bless the Maldonado family.


Mr. & Mrs Donald L. Nultemeier
8 years ago

The Princess Anne High School Madrigals will miss your talent, beauty, energy and most of all your voice. No one will ever come close to your performance of “The Little Mermaid” song. When future students relax in the room and look up and see your photo amoung the thousands of pictures on the ceiling they will truly be looking at a shining star. You will remain a star in my heart forever. Don Nultemeier, Chorus Director PAHS

Dan Horan
8 years ago

There really is no way todescribe who we lost. I still can not belive you are gone, you worked so hard to acheive you goals in life the motivation the drive the determination you had it all. You always had to be the best, and you where the best to me, so Even though your gone I will never let you move on. I will never forget you Maria. You where and still are the best.

One love always maria


King Kamali
8 years ago

This is just another reminder of how short life is…. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones…. God Bless.

Dina Al-Sabah
8 years ago

Though I only met Angela once when I shared the stage with her at the BodyRock I still remember her beautiful smile and her warm, funloving and caring personality.

My deepest sympathy to her family..she will be in my prayers.

Bethany Carter Howlett
8 years ago

To a beautiful woman with such a bright smile and promising fitness career. The sport as well as the athletes will miss you greatly. I know that you are watching over us now and I will always keep you in my prayers. You would have been the next fitness professional from our state I know it—God Bless and God Speed—Love Always—

Bethany Carter Howlett

IFBB Fitness Pro

Steven B. McAdams
8 years ago

To the family and closest friends of Angela my deepest condolences. I met Angela for only one brief moment at my event, The BodyRock Competition, but shall remember her smiling face forever. Peace be with you all.