|Birth: ||Nov. 15, 1916|
|Death: ||Jan. 20, 2008|
On Sunday morning, January 20, 2008, the first day of the week, God sent down His flight of angels to bring Deaconess Addie Baxter Andrews, of Roanoke, Va., from labor to reward. Deaconess Andrews was born in Vinton, Va., November 15, 1916. She was predeceased by her father and mother; seven brothers; two sisters; one granddaughter; one son, Rev. Allen Andrews; and her husband, The Rev. Willie Andrews Sr.
She was a member of the Ministers' Wives Alliance, The Women's Auxiliary of The Valley Baptist Association, The Missionary Council of Roanoke and Vicinity, The Recording Secretary of The Missionary District Bible School Convention, for which she received a plaque of recognition for thirty years of service, and she attended the Virginia Baptist State Convention, the Lott Carey Foreign Mission Convention, and The BTU Congress of Virginia, of which she attended for many years with her close friend, Deaconess Cora Sullivan.
As a child, she accepted Christ and was baptized at Reed Street Baptist Church. Later, after marriage, she joined First Baptist Church, Vinton. In 1976, she and her husband joined First Baptist Church, Gainsboro, where she served faithfully until her health began to fail. There she served as a Sunday School Teacher, Vacation Bible School Worker, sang in the Senior Choir, president of the Missionary Circle, a Deaconess, and was cited as "Woman of The Year." For many years she worked as a Nurse's Aide at Burrell Memorial Hospital and other years at Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where she retired. She loved working with people and would telephone family, numerous friends, and co-laborers in Christ, daily.
She leaves to cherish her legacy and memories her beloved five sons, Alfred Cecil (Jeanetta), David (Evelyn), Roanoke, Willie Jr. (Carolyn), Charleston, S.C., devoted son, James (who lived with her), and devoted son and daughter-in-law, Rev. Paul (Nancy) Andrews; two devoted daughters, Annette Baxter and Brenda Howard; one brother, Deacon Lawrence Baxter; two sisters, Mrs. Ellen Alease Anderson and Mrs. Louise Styles, all of Roanoke, Va. She leaves fourteen loving grandchildren; twenty-six beautiful great-grandchildren; and one precious great-greatgrandchild; one special person whom she knew for over 30 years like a daughter, Rachael Pritchett; two sisters-in-law; a host of nieces; nephews; cousins; many friends; and her First Baptist Church, Gainsboro family.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, January, 26, 2008, at First Baptist Church, Gainsboro with the Rev. Dr. K.B. Wright, Pastor, officiating. The interment will be in Williams Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, January 25, 2008, at the church. Condolences may be sent to www.Hamlar-Curtis.com.
Published in the Roanoke Times from 1/21/2008 - 1/25/2008.
Williams Memorial Park
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Record added: Jan 23, 2008
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