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Joseph "Pappa Jo" Andrews

January 1, 1944 — July 24, 2023

Joseph "Pappa Jo" Andrews

Life is eternal and love is immortal, and death is only a horizon.  The life of one we love is never lost; he had the heart that cared completely.  God deemed it necessary to call from our midst our beloved Joseph Andrews.

Joseph was born January 1, 1944, in Marion, Louisiana, to Prince James Andrews and Jessie Richard Andrews.
He accepted Christ at a very early age and united with the Mt. Horeb Baptist Church in Marion, Louisiana.

In later years, he moved to Strong, Arkansas, where he met and married Frankie Ann Jamerson and united with the Shiloh Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. O. B. Butler. After the loss of Frankie Ann, he met and married Frankie Elois Norman on October 6, 1985, from the Urbana/Mt. Zion Community, and he became a member of the Mt. Zion #2 Missionary Baptist Church, where he served as Chairman of the Deacon Board, Finance Committee, Choir Member, and Mt. Zion Male Chorus. For many years he served on the Deacon Ministry.

In this role, he was well respected and served with dignity and integrity. He was committed to the ministry and faithful to the biblical requirements of serving as a Deacon. He provided general oversight on financial, organizational, and spiritual matters, studying God's word and pastoral care. He encompassed a variety of services, and it was clear to him that ministering as a Deacon was a rewarding and honorable calling that he valued. He took pride in serving other members and meeting material needs in the church. He also served on the Finance Committee of the Frankie Andrews Concert Choir.

He attended Eastside High School in Farmerville, Louisiana. After high school, Joe began his work career as a Truck Driver for his Pulpwood Business. In later years, he worked for Joe Guage Trucking in Malvern, Arkansas, and Woodfield Trucking in Camden, Arkansas. Joe wasn't a person to sit around; he enjoyed fishing, deer hunting, and, most fondly, squirrel hunting with those famous squirrel dogs that he trained to get it done. Spending time with his grandchildren was the joy of his life. 
They always knew that "Poppa Joe" would create special memories, help them experience their unique relationship, and enjoy all the favorite things that he could expose them to. His influence will always live on in their lives.     

A life so beautifully lived deserves to be beautifully remembered as he transitioned from this earthly life to his heavenly home where he will join his parents, wives; Frankie Ann Jamerson Andrews, Frankie Elois Norman Andrews, and Estelle Randle, his brothers; Charles Andrews, Jimmy Lee Andrews, Travis Andrews, W. C. Andrews, J. P. Andrews, and Troy Andrews,  his grandparents; P. J. and Mattie Bell Andrews, his bonus son; Rickey Payne and his grandson; Alston Andrews.

His memories will always be cherished by his son, Joseph Q. "Tuffy" Andrews, and his wife, Karen of El Dorado, Arkansas. Two daughters: Toya Aaron and Stacey Floyd, both of Little Rock, Arkansas, bonus daughter: Shawn Andrews of Junction City, Arkansas. His grandchildren: Aliyah Andrews, Ethan Joseph Burton, Kennedi Kendrick, Drayden Bell, Mikaylee Burns, Keenan Hicks, Mekaylan Hicks Wesley Payne, and Requebia Stanley. Goddaughter: Lauren Brannon of Houston, Texas. He also leaves a host of extended cousins, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, family, and friends who will miss him dearly.

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Friday, July 28, 2023

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