Condolence & Memory Journal


Are hearts are so sorrowful as we just learned of Angie's passing.

Our endless admiration and love for you both has made every trip to Charleston an adventure and we are so sorry for your loss.

Angie was indeed one of the most elegant, kind and remarkable women we have ever had the honor to have known.

Our love to you, your sons, and your family.

A huge loss indeed and Charleston will never be the same without her lovely presence.

Marta and Bill Gray

Posted by William and Marta Gray - Charlottesville, VA - Friends   August 03, 2015

Fred, I'm afraid I'm late to the wake, having just learned of Angie's death. But I shall never forget her vital part in our youthful adventures, and then she just continued to grow into an even more splendid person. I grieve for her, but I grieve more for you, old friend. I shall always remember her and you fondly.

Posted by Michael Osborn - Memphis, TN - friend   February 16, 2015

This was very sad to hear of her passing. I met her at a party for a mutual friend and loved her humour, joie de vivre and brilliance.
She will be much missed by her friends.

Posted by Preston Dyar - Flat Rock, NC - Friend   July 17, 2014

Dear Fred,
Bob and I were so distressed to return from out-of-town and read of Angie's death. She has always been such a bright light, and her memory shall live on in many people who knew or even only met her.
We send you our thoughts and prayers, and we shall raise a toast to her on a beautiful pink sky sunset in Knoxville.
Our love to you,
Diana and Bob

Posted by Diana Carter Samples - Knoxville, TN   July 16, 2014

We were so sorry to hear of Angie's passing. I have warm memories of her and Fred's gracious hospitality to us northern cousins when we joined Sidney on a trip to do genealogical research. They were in the midst of a move and renovation and still made time to welcome and entertain us. Thinking of your whole family with love.

Posted by Betsy Coe (Poor) - Philadelphia, PA   June 29, 2014


Memories-I so enjoyed your writings about your grandmother and her recipes and living on the plantation now under Lake Marion. Your book-An Antebellum Plantation Household inspired me to continue my research into my family heritage. You have touch so many peoples lives. Rest in Peace. My condolences to your family.

Posted by Mary - Summerville, SC   June 25, 2014

Fred and Family:
Donna and I have each of you in our prayers and thoughts. Angie was an energetic, wide open personality who will missed by all who knew her. Please remember all the good times....

Posted by Joe & Donna Sullivan - Greenville,. Lake Summit, SC - Friends   June 24, 2014

Dear Fred, Ted, Ben and Kershaw,
Angie was a woman of great strength and courage. She was always gracious and kind to us, and we shall always remember her smile, her love of life, and her love for all whom she met. We shall miss her. We pray that God will comfort you at this time, and always. With love, Fran and Fred.

Posted by Fred and Fran Thomforde - Knoxville, TN - Friends   June 24, 2014

Pineopolis: Angie and I grew up there at the same time. I do remember Cousin Ann and Dr. Fishburne, Angie, and her sisters. Angie was a kind, sweet, loving young lady.

I made it a point to get her books. That way, when I walk by them, I can have a pleasant memory of my childhood. Good bye sweet lady. You will be missed.

Family, you may remember me a Deacon or "Deke."

Posted by Henry Ravenel Porcher - Columbia, SC - cousin   June 23, 2014

We were saddened to hear of Angie's death and send our deepest sympathy to the family. We spoke with her regarding her research into the history of the Tuxedo, NC community and appreciated her interest and her diligent scholarship.
Tom and Mae Boys, Lake Summit/Tuxedo

Posted by Tom and Mae Boys - Tuxedo, NC - Lake Summit neighbors   June 23, 2014

Fred, I was deeply saddened to hear of Angie's passing. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts are prayers. Angie was loved by many on the lake and will be missed. Joyce Biddix

Posted by Joyce Biddix - Hendersonville, NC - Friend   June 23, 2014

Dear Fred and Family,
We were deeply saddened to learn of Angie's death. We remember her fondly as the gracious and charming leader of the Daniel Library, who achieved the restoration of the Library to a higher standard of excellence and service. And we are especially grateful for her gracious hospitality (and yours as well) which provided us with a "refuge" at Lake Summit when we we fled Charleston in the harried rush to "escape" the approach of Floyd.
With deepest sympathy and with all best wishes in the days ahead,
Gary and Liese

Posted by gary and liese nichols - charleston, SC - friends   June 23, 2014

I am saddened to hear of the passing of Miss Angie. I have fond memories of her as Head of the Undergraduate Library at the University of Tennessee. My condolences to Fred and the entire LeClercq family. She was a delightful woman who I really respected. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Bobbie Dillon Painter

Posted by Bobbie Dillon Painter - Knoxville, TN - Friend   June 23, 2014

Fred and family. We were devastated when we heard about Angie. She was a lovely lady and we will miss her greatly. If we can do anything for you please let us know, You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Warren, Linda and Terry Roberts - FLAT ROCK, NC - FRIENDS   June 23, 2014

Fred, we were so saddened at the news of Angie's passing. We have fond memories of sitting on your veranda, looking out at the lake and chatting We will miss those times They were a highlight of our summer last year. We will also miss Angie riding her bike passing our house with a "hello , Leach's" Angie will be missed at Lake Summit, but we hope you will still spend time there Please call us when you go, so we can relive those happy times. I plan to see you on the 22nd. Once again , our thoughts and prayers are with you. Fondly, Brian and Nancy

Posted by Brian Leach - Greenville and Lake Summit, SC - friend   June 23, 2014

God rest your sweet soul, Angie.

Posted by Carrie - Flat Rock, NC - A friend from Flat Rock   June 22, 2014

Dear Fred, My heart goes out to you and your family. I have wonderful memories of you and Angie from our special trip to Italy with Dottie R. and friends several years ago. What a brilliant, fun, person she was, and she was reading a book in French! Brother-in-law,Kyle also sends his deepest sympathy and love to you. Leslie Testerman

Posted by Leslie Testerman - Knoxville, TN - friend   June 22, 2014

Sorry to hear of Angie's death. Contribution will be made to the Daniel Library, as requested. R.I.P. Angie.

Lloyd Bowers

Posted by Lloyd G. Bowers - Charleston, SC - distant relative of Fred's   June 22, 2014

Dear Family,
We are so sorry for your loss.
Angie was a smart and beautiful person. Angie raised great kids. We miss her.
If there is anything we can do, let us know.
Fred and I are holding you in the light.
Nancy and Fred Worsham

Posted by Nancy Worsham - friend   June 22, 2014

Our lives touched only briefly through her books.
We exchaged notes.

She was an enormously talented woman who enriched and blessed our lives
with her love of family, knowledge, and insights

She is memorable..

Kind wishes for comfort go out to her family
from Margaret Louise Drody Thompson

Posted by Margaret Louise Drody Thompson - Pinopolis, SC - admirer   June 22, 2014

Dear Fred,

I am in shock and I deeply grieved over the sudden loss of your wonderful wife and dear friend, Angie.

Mary Jane, Stephen, Hannah and I want you and your family to know we are praying for you all and for the "Peace that surpasses all understanding" to fill your hearts during this time. If ever you need me to help in any way, I would be most honored to do so.

In Christ,

Kevin Metzger

Posted by Kevin Metzger - Charleston, SC - Friend   June 22, 2014

Dear Fred,

I have no words to describe my sympathy for your loss. Your beautiful, smart & charming wife was a lively delight that brightened every room she entered. I am praying for you & your family to rest in peace that your wonderful wife would want for you.

Peace be with you in the name of God the Father.

BJ Rodgers

Posted by BJ. Rodgers - Charleston, SC - Friend   June 21, 2014

Angie was a brilliant scholar and a wonderful person. If you needed to know the definition of a word not found in the Oxford English Dictionary, Angie could give it to you!

She will be greatly missed. Alice & I send deepest sympathy to the family.

Posted by David Torbett - Knoxville, TN - friend   June 21, 2014

Joan and I send our deepest sympathy. She was always a joy to be with and created smiles wherever she went. Her personality and warmth will be deeply missed. So glad I had lunch with Fred and her when they were in Knoxville last year.

Victor Ashe

Posted by Victor Ashe - Knoxville, TN - friend   June 21, 2014

Fred,My heart goes out to you as well as my prayers.Please call me if I can. Help. You with any thing..843 352. 7671. I have many fond memories of our having so much fun at Citadel programs Angie produced. She was a most remarkable lady..

Posted by johhn griffin - mt pleasant, SC - friend   June 21, 2014

My deepest condolences to the family. It was my pleasure to meet Mrs. LeClercq when she was purchasing her home in Moncks Corner. She shared with me the joy she had in the home since it had many fond memories with her family. She was so excited to have the opportunity to purchase the home to return it to the family as she was writing a book on the plantation. She has lovingly renovated the home bringing it back to the grandeur it had in the 1800's. She was delightful to talk with and I hope the book about the "Gippy Plantation" will be published. She was a delight to talk with and will be missed by all who knew her even for a short time.

Posted by Faye Pool - Goose Creek, SC - aquaintance   June 21, 2014