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Frankie Elois Andrews

January 4, 1957 — January 6, 2018

For Frankie, being a daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, friend, aunt, matriarch, mentor, neighbor, counselor and confidante were all honorable callings. Moreover, she was a part of the generation that counted, her golden accomplishment in life was to make a loving home that would produce a tapestry of memories for which her family would forever cherish and relish. When Frankie Elois was born January 4, 1957, she was blessed with God fearing parents, Archie Lee, Sr. and Verda Mae Ford Norman, who by example, taught Christian values, integrity and ingenuity that resulted in a solid and caring environment. At a young age, she united with the Mt. Zion #2 Missionary Baptist Church in Urbana, Arkansas where she became the pianist at the age of thirteen. On July 18, 1975, she married Admon Aaron, Jr. and to this union two children were born. On October 6, 1985, she united in Holy Matrimony to Joseph Andrews and they made every sacrifice to raise and nurture their children. Her legacy of family togetherness, hospitality and community love will live on in the hearts of her loved ones. She was a 1975 graduate of El Dorado High School. On August 1, 2014, she received her Technical Certificate from South Arkansas Community College in El Dorado, Arkansas as a Medical Transcriptionist. On November 3, 2017, Frankie received a Certificate of Recognition of the National Society of Leadership and Success from South Arkansas Community College. She was scheduled to graduate with her Associate Degree in Business Administration in May, 2018. She was previously employed with Warner Brown Hospital, Medical Center of South Arkansas, Magnolia Regional Medical Center and presently with Dr. Shailesh Vora. Frankie began her music ministry forty seven years ago starting at the Mt. Zion #2 Missionary Baptist Church. In the early 70’s, the Norman and Jones Families formed a singing group, The J & N Singers. While in high school, she played for the Ebony Singers of El Dorado High School. Frankie had a great passion for music and a deep level of worship and praise for God, thanking God during trials, trusting Him and Loving Him. She also found the time to score and arrange music. In 1982, Frankie along with Carolyn Norman and the late Janice Baker, founded the Mt. Zion - Shiloh Concert Choir. Throughout the years, the choir expanded and the name was changed to Frankie Andrews and The Concert Choir. The youth were so excited about being a part of the choir, Frankie and Jaymes Thomas founded Frankie Andrews and The Concert Choir-Next Generation. Her District and State affiliates were: Founder and charter member of the Musicians Alliance in El Dorado, member of the El Dorado Chapter of the Gospel Music Workshop of America, pianist for the Friendship District Singing Convention for over twenty- five years and minister of music for Friendship District Baptist Association for two years. Frankie served as assistant to Larry Woods for over fifteen years and was also the musician for the Baptist Youth Fellowship for the State Congress of Christian Education under the direction of Dr. Cheryl Stuart. Over the years, she played for Shiloh Baptist Church, Evergreen Baptist Church, Morning Star Baptist Church, Zion Watch Baptist Church and Zion Travelers Baptist Church. On January 14, 1995, Frankie was elected as Worthy Matron of the Morning Star Chapter #122 of the Order of Eastern Star Prince Hall Affiliate in Urbana, Arkansas. In later years, Frankie became the Conductress of the local chapter and also held the State office of Senior District Deputy Grand Matron (SDDGM). Frankie transitioned this life on Saturday, January 6, 2018 in Roland, Arkansas. She was preceded in transition by her parents, three brothers; Charles E., Willie Travis and Ronnie Franklin Norman. Her memories will be cherished by her husband of thirty- two years, Joseph Andrews of Urbana, Arkansas; one son, Joseph Q. Andrews of Urbana, Arkansas; two daughters, LaToya Aaron-Hill of Little Rock, Arkansas and Stacey Aaron-Floyd of North Little Rock, Arkansas; five brothers, Acey Norman of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Earnest Norman, Sr. (Bobbie) of Little Rock, Arkansas, Odell Norman of Chicago, Illinois, John Norman of Chattanooga, Tennessee and Archie Norman, Jr. of Enfield, Connecticut; four sisters, Vera Rankin of Little Rock, Arkansas, Shirley Holly of Roland, Arkansas, Gwendolyn Norman of Katy, Texas and Brenda Brannon(Rodney) of Cypress, Texas; her daughter in love, Shawn Andrews of El Dorado, Arkansas; her grandchildren, Alston, Aliyah and Ethan who were, as she would say “my babies.” She also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends who will miss her dearly. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Frankie Elois Andrews, please visit our flower store.

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