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Tabatha Shontay Andrews

July 18, 1985 — May 9, 2018

Tabatha was the sweet and caring young lady with an "old soul" that people just gravitated to. At the age of ten she was diagnosed with type one diabetes and struggled with it for quite some time. While battling this fight she never gave up and continued to still crack jokes and be the life of the party.

She was the second born daughter of Gary Andrews and Sharon Andrews-Lewis and right from the start it seemed like she had been on this earth before because of the wisdom she displayed at an early age. Graduated from Spearsville High School in 2003 and although she didn't attend college she had plans for the future to do so to become a nutritionist. Besides being the charming, witty, joking, eccentric person she was, she also spent most of her time being a dedicated aunt to her nieces and nephews.

Tabatha, better known by "Shontay" always had tremendous faith in the Lord but it wasn't until last year she took the leap of establishing a church home with the New Olive Branch Baptist Church.  For the past few months she had been trying to get baptize but due to her being in and out the hospital it delayed the process. On Sunday May 6th she was finally able to be baptized freed from the old life into the new life.

Wednesday morning May 9th God decided to end her suffering on this earth & call her home to glory to be healed and made whole with him.

She's preceded in transition by her maternal grandparents and paternal grandparents, first cousin Carlton Williams, and nephew Kendric "Fat" Sumler.

She leaves to forever cherish her memory: her parents, Gary and Patrice Andrews of El Dorado, AR; Sharon and Jerome Lewis of Smackover, AR and Joyce Murphy of El Dorado, AR;

Five sisters, Erica Andrews, Chotsie and Ashley Murphy, Clevette (Maurice) White, and Myesha Brown all of El Dorado, AR;

Four brothers, Gary "Chubby" Andrews, Jr. of Grambling, LA, Ahmad "Boochie" and Diaz " Dee Dee" Murphy, and Kyron (Dottie) Lovett all of El Dorado, AR; two god-brothers; Nicholas Smith of Dallas, TX and Roman Smith of El Dorado, AR; a special friend/brother, Eddie "Tootie" (Shameca)Thompson, Jr. of Grambling, LA; a special cousin/sister, Misty Maxwell of Dallas, TX; a special aunt/mother, Shelly Maxwell of Grambling, LA; her bestfriend since kindergarten, Kenyatta McCray of Spearsville, LA; eight nieces and eleven nephews, and host of cousins, aunts, and uncles.

Public visitation Friday, May 18, 2018 from 11-3 pm at Sims Mortuary. The family hour will be from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at New Olive Branch Baptist Church. Funeral services Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 12 noon at New Olive Branch Baptist Church with Rev. Eugene Farley, eulogist. Interment will be at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery in Spearsville, LA under the direction of Sims Mortuary. Sign the guestbook online at www.simsmortuary.com

Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Andrews, Jr., La Darius, Derrian Maxwell, Ahmod Murphy, Diaz Murphy, Kyron Lovett, Roman Smith and Nicholas Smith. The active pallbearers Cornelius Frazier, Eddie Thompson, Jr., Harlandus Frazier, Emmit Williams and Steven Hoof.

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Public Visitation

Friday, May 18, 2018

11:00am - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Family Gathering

Friday, May 18, 2018

5:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

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New Olive Branch Baptist Church

1548 N Roselawn Ave
El Dorado, AR 71730

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, May 19, 2018

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New Olive Branch Baptist Church

1548 N Roselawn Ave
El Dorado, AR 71730

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