Gloria Jean Andrews

January 12, 1942 - June 24, 2023

01/12/1942 - 06/24/2023

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Funeral Service
Friday June 30, 2023
10:00 am
Kempsville Christian Church
5424 Parliament Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Directions
Cemetery
Friday June 30, 2023
1:00 pm
Albert G. Horton Memorial Veteran Cemetery
5310 Milners Rd.
Suffolk, VA 23434
757-255-7217 | Directions

Gloria Jean Andrews passed away June 24, 2023 in Virginia Beach, VA. She was born January 12th, 1942 to Kenneth Howard Brown and Mary Maxine Brown in Minco, OK. Gloria, “Jeannie” Andrews graced us for the last eight decades with her love, kindness, and compassion. From small town Oklahoma Jeannie grew to be an independent woman who faithfully served the Lord until her last day on June 24, 2023. She was 81.

“Jeannie” as her friends and family called her, was 20 when she married the love of her life Ernest Lee Andrews, Jr. They both grew up in Minco, Oklahoma. She was the proud wife of an officer in the United States Navy, so she and her family traveled and lived throughout the United States and even the Philippines.

Jeannie loved her life as a military wife, but she was far more. She loved spending time with family and friends, cooking, and baking fabulous desserts. Jeannie was such a fantastic cook, that when she offered to cook dinner for the small church she was attending in the DC area on Wednesday nights, the entire church started to attend Wednesday night services. Jeannie was a devoted and proud Christian. She was also an avid golfer. She even enjoyed a short time as “Ladies Club Champion” at a small local golf course.

She is predeceased by her husband, Ernest Lee Andrews, Jr., and her son Todd Steven Andrews. Left to cherish her memory are her sister Janet, her brother-in-law Donald, her brother-in-law Neal, her daughter Paige, her granddaughter Mackenzie, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and loving friends.

A visitation will be held on Friday, June 30, 2023 at 9:30 am followed by a Celebration of Life service at 10:00 am at Kempsville Christian Church, 5424 Parliament Drive in Virginia Beach. Jeannie loved the church, so in lieu of flowers please make contributions to Kempsville Christian Church.

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Patty Cohen
2 months ago

Praying for your family – it has been a tough year with the loss of Todd and now your mom. Lifting you up in prayer knowing that your mom, dad, and Todd are all together!

In Christian Love,
Sam and Patty Cohen

Michael and Sally Poyner
2 months ago

What a legacy of Christian love and service traversed over so many decades. Jeannie, along with Ernie and Todd, has shown the way that many others have followed and are following. The loss for the family is great. We offer our deepest sympathies and prayers for the days and weeks ahead.

Shane Arnold
2 months ago

What a great loss for the family but great gain for Heaven. Our deepest condolences to the family and may the joy of The Lord comfort you as you have experienced multiple loved ones joining Jesus in a short time. What a blessed reunion in Heaven. We are grateful to have known them all.

Julie Knight
2 months ago

Oh what an amazing homecoming Jeannie had on Saturday! Seeing Ernie, Todd, and, best of all, Jesus! I’ll never forget her obsession with rice…and we never let her forget it either! Jeannie and I had a sense of humor that was very similar and often got us in trouble with Ernie and Chip. I will always treasure her humor and laughter and appreciate it even more when I see it in Paige.

Sharon Darling
2 months ago

I’m thankful that Jeannie is pain-free and celebrating in Heaven with Todd and Ernie. Yet I will miss her, too. Sending hugs to you and family.