Coreen (Clemons) AndrewsAugust 29, 1935 ~ July 26, 2016 (age 80)
You can shed tears that she is gone
Or you can smile because she has lived
You can close your eyes and pray that she will come back
Or you can open your eyes and see all that she has left
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her
Or you can be full of the love that you shared
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday
You can remember her and only that she is gone
Or you can cherish her memory and let it live on
You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back
Or you can do what she would want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on.
Coreen Clemons Andrews was born to the late Adolphus Goode Clemons and Lucy Jane Sheffield Clemons on Thursday, August 29, 1935 in Red Bay, Florida.
At an early age, she accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior and became a faithful member of Mt. Olive A.M.E. Church. She served in many capacities and on many auxiliary boards, such as, the Sr. Usher Board, Women’s Missionary Society, Sunday School Teacher, Sr. Choir, Lunchroom Committee, and the Pastor’s Aide Board until her health began to fail.
Coreen received her education from Walton County School System and was a graduate of Tivoli High School Class of 1955. She worked in housekeeping for a few years, but eventually decided to focus on raising her family.
Coreen met the love of her life and was united in marriage with Roy Lee Andrews on Tuesday, December 13, 1955. To this union, four (4) children were born. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend. In her leisure, she enjoyed fishing, cooking, singing and spending time with her family.
On Tuesday, July 26, 2016, God called home one of his most precious angels. God saw she was tired and decided it was time for her to rest. She was preceded in death by siblings: Cleo Clemons, Jeanette Clemons, Viola Fletcher, Nannie Andrews, Aninious Clemons and Lonnie Clemons.
She leaves to cherish her memories her husband of sixty (60) years, Roy Lee Andrews, Sr., of Red Bay, Florida; four (4) children: Roy Lee Andrews, Jr. (Wende) of San Antonio TX, Mike M. Andrews (Lena) of Madison, AL; Tammy Y. Brown of Red Bay, FL and Benton A. Andrews (Maggie) of Red Bay, FL; fifteen (15) grandchildren: Jarrel Brown, Courtney Brown, Cymone Andrews, Jasmine Andrews, NaTasha Andrews, Brentan Andrews, Aliyah Andrews, Tatiyana Andrews, Tyreak Miller, Draper Williams, Torrea Williams, Wende Easter, Chad Brown, Deja Bates and Kaleb Cobb; seven (7) great grandchildren: Camille and Mason Crabtree, John Jr. and Jacob Easter, Michael, Mya and Arabella Brown and expecting great grandson, Kamden Blake Ingram; two (2) sisters, Rosa H. Brown (Willie) of Lakeland, FL and Joyce Randolph of DeFuniak Springs, FL; and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews and relatives and friends.