Andrews, Sonya Oval

Gail Andrews

April 19, 1941 - July 10, 2017

On July 10, 2017, Mrs. Gail Andrews, age 76, left her earthly home in McKinney, Texas to inherit her permanent home in heaven with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Gail was born April 19, 1941 in Anna, Texas to Bill and Geneva (Stevens) Barnes.  Gail married Garnett Andrews on July 20, 1957.  He preceded her in death on February 2, 2004.

Gail worked for BlueCross BlueShield of Texas for close to thirty years, rising to Director of Training and Development.  She retired in 1999.

Throughout Gail’s life, she has been a blessing to several churches, taking active roles in Vacation Bible School and an after-school program for children called Beach Club.  She taught Sunday school, worked in the church nursery and served on a short-term mission trip to Jamaica.  She found joy in being generous with her time, talents and resources.  At the time of her home-going, she was a member of Forest Grove Christian Church in Lucas.

Gail’s passion for God’s kingdom was passed on to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, instilling Godly virtues and memorizing scripture.  She was a devoted prayer warrior, spending many hours in prayer for her family, church family and friends. 

Whether we called Gail Mom, Grandma or GG, her passing will leave an empty place in our hearts that no one can fill.  But as we know, this is not a permanent good-bye!  It is simply a temporary- see you later- until we have the opportunity, through Jesus, to enjoy her company again for eternity. 

She is survived by her children, Felecia Fairbanks of Farmersville, Cole Andrews of McKinney, Kim Rodenbaugh and husband Gary of Allen, Amy Walker and husband Jerry of Millsap; sister, Barbara Newell of Mesquite; ten grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Gail’s parents, Bill and Geneva Barnes and her brother, Don Barnes, preceded her in death.

A funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, July 13, 2017 at Forest Grove Christian Church, 2542 Country Club Road, Lucas, Texas 75002.  Interment will follow at Forest Grove Cemetery.  The family will receive friends during a visitation being held at 11:00 a.m., at the church, prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to:  Center of Hope, PO Box 190, Weatherford, TX 76086, http://www.centerofhopetx.com/z-getinvolved/donate.htm or Lifesong For Orphans, F.B.O. Block Family, P.O. Box 40, Grid Key, Illinois 61744, www.lifesongfororphans.org/orpCare/guat.html.

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I knew Gail for just a short while, she said beside me during the first few lesson's of BSF. I admired her knowledge of the bible and her desire to love and serve the Lord. She was a kind woman and I know she is in heaven with her Savior. Many blessings to you and your family during this time. Marinda Griffin, September 5, 2017 Kim, Felecia, Amy & Cole and families, I am extremely sorry for your loss. Gail was the sweetest lady with the sweetest smile, and I always enjoyed seeing her and speaking with her. May God comfort you all in your grief. Ladonna Elkins, August 30, 2017 What a blessing Gail and Garnett were to us and Heritage Baptist Church. God bless the precious family Don & Deb Gatch, July 16, 2017 Felecia, Cole, Kim, & Amy and all of the family; We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother, she was such a sweet lady. We will be praying for all of you. Sherry & Tommy Jones & family Sherry & Tommy Jones, July 13, 2017 Cole and Abbie, We will keep you and yours close to our hearts in Prayer. Our Condolences, Sal and Tammy Sal and Tammy, July 13, 2017 Our thoughts and prayers are with Cole and family as you all celebratee your mother's life. John and Sue Clark, July 12, 2017 Kim and family, we are sorry for your loss but rejoice with you that Gail is enjoying the heavenly choir. Circumstances beyond our control will prevent our attending the visitation or service but know that our prayers are with you. Gene and Tajuana Roberts, July 11, 2017