Todd Steven Andrews, a beloved son, brother, uncle, and friend, passed away on April 4, 2023, at his home in Fairfax, VA. Born in San Diego, CA on December 4, 1965, to Ernest Lee and Gloria Jean Andrews.
The son of a Navy Commander, Todd attended twelve different schools before graduating high school. Todd enrolled in Texas A & M and earned a degree in Aerospace Engineering. Having a keen sense of patriotism, he devoted his knowledge and professional career to the United States defense industry.
Todd was a devout Christian and a faithful member of the New Life Christian Church, Chantilly Campus. He enjoyed traveling, spending time with friends and family. Todd loved golf and enjoyed playing golf with friends. So much so, he named his dog Titleist. When he wasn’t playing golf, he spent most of his free time with his niece, Mackenzie. She was his everything. She gave him his greatest pride, his purpose for being. No conversation was had without the mentions of niece, Mackenzie.
Todd is preceded in death by his father. Survivors include his mom, Gloria (Jeannie), sister, Paige, brother-in-law, John and his beloved niece, Mackenzie.
Even though he had several health challenges, Todd never allowed them to define him. He brought a positivity to life that made all of us better. He will be remembered as a kind-hearted, loyal, and loving person. He will be deeply missed.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 12, 2023, at 10:00 am, followed by a Celebration of Life service at 11:00 am at Kempsville Christian Church, 5424 Parliament Drive, in Virginia Beach. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to ORPHANetwork through orphanetwork.com.
Todd will be greatly missed by his high school friends. He was the best friend who was always there. We had many fun times together. Lots! I last saw Todd at a high school reunion. I was a year younger than Todd, but we were the best of friends. I will cherish my memories with Mike, Todd, Rich, Allison, Stacey, Amy and me. We were inseperable. God bless Todd’s family. Forever in our hearts.
I remember Todd as a fine young man with a great personality who grew up in our congregation at Central Christian Church, Springfield, Virginia. I was shocked to learn of his transition to the life Jesus promised to all His followers. May God bring peace and comfort to his mom, Jeannie and sister Paige.
Dale Jacobs, Selbyville, Delaware
Todd was a great friend. I first knew Todd through his family when we worshiped at Central Christian Church in Springfield, VA. I loved Ernie and Jeannie and their wonderful outlook on life and especially Jeannie’s humor. Ernie and I loved conversing about our experiences as Naval officers. Todd was a leader in the Youth Group and Ernie headed the fund drive to finance the church’s move from a school to the Central’s own building. Eventually Todd and I worshiped together at New Life Christian Church where Todd was a faithful volunteer. I second what others have shared regarding Todd’s positive outlook on life. It was always a pleasure to be in his company. I was greatly encouraged in my own Christian faith as I witnessed Todd dealing with his health challenges. I know his passing will leave a huge void in many hearts including mine. But I’m consoled by his devotion to our Savior and the knowledge that while he is absent from the body he is now present with his Lord. <><
I served with Todd at the Naval Aviation Depot in Norfolk. He was a great friend and a great engineer. I always enjoyed his wit and humor. I can truly say he always had a smile for everyone. I like what the Apostle Paul had to say about death. In his second letter to the church at Corinth, Paul stated “Absent from the body and present with the Lord”. Paul was confident in his eternal destiny, the same as Todd was. To be absent from the body means to die a physical death, because at death, the spirit for the Christian is separated from the body and moves into eternal destination. Todd is now experiencing the third and last part of his salvation experience, Glorification. The Apostle Paul stated in his first letter to the church at Corinth, “O death where is thy sting? O grave where is thy victory”? Todd has conquered death and the grave. One of my favorite scripture verses at a time of death and grieving is “But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave, for He shall receive me”(Psalm 49:15). During the times of declining health, Todd still had a smile and a cheerful sprit about him. Please offer prayers of intercession for Todd’s family members.
Jim Moore – Orlando, Florida
Todd was a warm and caring coworker and friend. With his kidney failure, I used to call him when he was with family in Virginia Beach. He was always happy and upbeat and just a great guy who in spite of his medical concerns, wanted to work and support our Military and Country.
I am so sorry for your loss of Todd. I did not know him well, but whenever we passed at church he was always so pleasant. Having just suffered a loss so painful it is almost unbearable, I know what you must be feeling. I did know that Todd had health problems for a long time. I’m just so happy that he seemed to have a great life that he enjoyed. He is now on to a greater life That God Almighty has prepared for him and reunited with his dad. My most sincere condolences to you all.
Todd and I were friends and coworkers for over 20 years. We bonded over our kidney transplants, helping each other learn about the best nephrologists and medicines over the years. I will miss my transplant buddy very much. He always made me laugh and feel better about whatever I was going through. I hope Todd’s family will heal from this tragedy knowing what a great person and friend he was to so many.
Dear Aunt Jeannie, Paige, John and sweet Mackenzie…I know the sadness you are all going through with missing Todd and I pray our Father God will comfort you in this difficult time. I met Curtis and Todd at Cherry Point and grew to be friends with them and later became Curtis’s wife. I heard many “Todd stories” from Curtis and realized how close their friendship was — almost like brothers. We will miss Todd yet we will reminisce about him for years to come. We love you Todd and your family. Please accept our condolences.
V. Starr Ayers and Curtis Ayers
Todd was a great, great friend for a long time. We had a lot of fun times over the years. His sudden passing is a shock and will take me a long time to get over. He was loyal, funny, smart, and never hesitated to speak his mind. Even if it might not want to be heard, it was always done from a caring place – the sign of a TRUE FRIEND. He will be missed forever. He was also a good son and brother, a loving uncle, and my heart goes out to Paige and MacKenzie in this difficult time. Todd, I’ll see you again one day, my brother. Maybe I’ll be better at golf by then.
Paige, my heart is broken. I sure will miss Todd. He was like a little brother to me. Whenever I needed a laugh I always knew to call Todd. We met 30 years ago at the late, great, NADEP Norfolk. He and I have been very close friends and confidants ever since. Todd loved the Lord so I know I’ll see him again. May God comfort you and your family during this time of tremendous loss. Rest In Peace my friend.