Regina "Gigi" Catherine Andrews

December 7, 1998 - February 4, 2018

Regina ‘Gigi’ Andrews, born December 7, 1998, in Dallas, TX blessed everyone she knew from birth with her inner light, laughter and joy. She returned to the angels February 4, 2018, in Frisco, TX, at the young age of 19 years old. Gina enjoyed writing, music, art, and reading, however; her most joyous moments were spending time with family and friends.

She was a senior at Heritage High School in Frisco, TX. She loved singing in the choir, participating in her Spanish class and learning and developing her art skills, while participating in art contests. While attending high school, Gina’s artwork was featured in the Baylor’s Women Center Art Show and she participated with the Heritage High School Choir which received the highest UIL award within the Frisco School District. Gina was aspiring to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing / Illustrations and later to become a blockbuster author, specialization in Anime.

Gina is survived by her mother, Letitia Andrews; father, Reginald Andrews of Frisco, TX; sister, Lorealle Andrews of Frisco, TX; great-grandmother, Sally Davis of Anniston, AL; grandmother, Irene Christian of Anniston, AL; aunts, Narda Christian and Paula Andrews; uncles, Kevin Christian, Freddy Christian, Dexter Andrews, and Darrell Andrews; and an overabundance of other family members.

She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Elmer Davis, Alexander Howard, and Hazel Howard; and grandparents, Constance Howard-Andrews and Dennis Andrews.

The family would like to recognize the following special friends that held a special place in Gina’s life: Cory, Jessica, Makayla, Shaela, and Sydney.

A funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, February 12, 2018 at First United Methodist of Allen, 601 South Greenville Ave., Allen, TX  75002.  Interment is to follow at Skyvue Memorial Gardens, 7220 Rendon Bloodworth Road, Mansfield, TX 76063. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Sunday, February 11, 2018 between the hours of  6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, 2525 Central Expressway North (Exit 38A Ridgeview Exit), Allen, Texas 75013.

Memorials may be made to the Epilepsy Foundation at in her memory.

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Letitia and family, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Regina 'Gigi'. I know you all are hurting deeply but know that God has his arms wrapped around you in this very difficult time. Sending you thoughts and prayers in the difficult days to come. Christy Baxter, February 12, 2018 May God give you strength and peace.
Lonnie Nealy, February 12, 2018 I am praying for you all. You are in my thoughts now and forever. MeOsha K. Bell, February 12, 2018 It is beyond understanding sometimes to realize why this world works the way it is our Love and Compassion for one another that guides and sustains us. Hold on to God and those Memories they will keep you whole. Sean and Cynthia J. McCauley, February 11, 2018 Dear Letitia and Family, So very sorry to hear of your loss, May God wrap you in his embrace and his love will help you through this trying time. Iris Decker, February 11, 2018 My deepest condolences to the entire Andrews family. My prayers are with you. Gloria Davis-Towner, February 11, 2018 Sending you all Prayers, Love and Hugs today and in the days to come. Gail Smith, February 11, 2018 Letitia and family, So sorry to hear about your loss. I know it is difficult to understand, but know that there are friends thinking of you and praying for you at this difficult time. God Bless you and yours. Judy Jordan, February 11, 2018 May the Power of GOD keep YOU in perfect peace & console Your Heart as You prepare to lay Your Beautiful Daughter Gina to Rest. Praying without Ceasing! Maria Elston, February 9, 2018 I just would like to say how much joy Regina brought in our lives. She was such a strong person and was wonderful to be around. She was there when we needed her no matter what. She was so funny and so kind. I’ve always looked up to her and wanted to tell her that, even now. She was so loved by everyone and I know she’s looking down right now watching us and making her usual sarcastic jokes. She will forever be in our hearts. Mikayla Vestal, February 9, 2018 So sorry to hear about your loss. My prayers are with you and family. Peggy McIntosh Green, February 9, 2018 Letitia / Lori / Reginald - Words can not express the pain that we are sharing with you right now. You all (and Suzie) have become a major part of our family within the last 4 years. We are so grateful for your friendship. We are here for anything you all will need. Gigi - We will love you and will miss you more than you could ever imagine. Thank you for being such a great friend and supporter of Shaela and Alyssa. Thank you for becoming a third daughter to Darryl and I. We take great joy in knowing that you will be looking down on our family and watching out for us. We know you are up there dancing to K-pop, laughing and smiling. We love you all! The Gaines Family Darryl, Stephanie, Shaela and Alyssa Gaines, February 9, 2018 Sorry for your loss, praying for your family.
Dixie Block, February 9, 2018 My prayers are with you and your family during this time of bereavement. Vickie Carnegie-Charleston, February 8, 2018 Letitia, Words cannot express how sorry I am for the loss of your daughter. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sincerely, Karol Miller, UTD Karol Miller, February 8, 2018 Reginald, I am heartbroken for you and your family. You are in my prayers and have my sympathy. May the grace of God and good memories keep you and give you peace at this time. Marsha Hamilton, February 8, 2018 Letitia, I was heartbroken to hear of your unimaginable loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Jan Choate, February 8, 2018 With sympathy May the memories of the special love you shared with Regina return each day to bring you comfort. Your Uncle Nathaniel Davis Anniston, AL Nathaniel Davis, February 8, 2018 You have a sweet spirit Regina. I had lots of fun with you on last summer. I know your body is leaving us but your spirit will forever be with us. We love you, but the Heavenly Father love you more. Rest in peace Sweetheart. Love to Lettita and Lorealle during this time of sorrow. May the Heavenly Father Bless and Keep Us All. Aunt Johnnie Mae, February 8, 2018 Leititia, I feel so blessed to have been graced by Gina's joyful exuberance and loving heart. Words cannot express my sorrow for your loss. Nothing can break the connection you have. Just know I am here to share your grief and tears with much love and many hugs and will hang on with God's grace until we see her once again. Corinne Griffin, February 8, 2018 May God hold this precious child safely in his arms. An unfinished life cut way too short. Letitia, may God Bless you all, please know that my deepest sympathies are with you for this tragic loss. Ben Oakley Ben Oakley, February 8, 2018 So sorry to hear of your loss. Praying for you and your family's strength in this trying time. Belinda Hunt Pope, February 8, 2018 My prayers are with you and the family. Love You Lutisha Kyle, February 7, 2018 Letitia, I was so sorry to hear of the death of your daughter. Just be comforted in knowing that she is rejoicing with the angels now. If there is anything I can do, please don't hesitate to call me. Glenda Easter, February 7, 2018 The Father loves us all - some of His flowers He picks early before they have chance to fully bloom. I am so sorry for your loss. God grant you peace and comfort. We love you and share your pain. God bless you. Julia Howard, February 7, 2018 To the Andrew and Howard Families: From a "Little Seedling" to a "Beautiful Bloom"..... God saw another flower that he chose to place in His garden. My sincere condolences are expressed here today. May the peace God, continue to comfort you during this time of sorrow and beyond. For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1 Vickie Gordon - Lancaster, Texas, February 7, 2018 Letitia, Words cannot begin to express how shocked and surprised I was to learn of Gina's passing. She was such a bright light and I enjoyed the times I got to spend with her. I found her to be such an intelligent, inspirational young lady. The world has certainly lost out because we won't have the benefit of her presence. I know she would have been very successful in all of her endeavors, because of her determination and wonderful outlook on life. She will be truly missed. It is so difficult to lose a loved one, but she was so young and just getting started in the adventures life has to offer. I find that the hardest part to accept. I know this is terribly hard, but you have lots of family and friends here to support you and be there for you. I am so, so sorry. Please know I have you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Cheryl Friesenhahn, February 7, 2018 I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your precious daughter. I'm praying for peace for you and your family during your your time of need. May God bless and keep you. Bernice Lee, Panama City, FL Bernice Lee, February 7, 2018 Love you Gina!!!! Regina Paige Mckinney, February 7, 2018 We want to extend our condolences to the family. We are very sorry about your loss and let us know if there is anything that we can do. We love you all!!! Hudoll III, LaKiesha, Hudoll IV & Hazaiah Collie, February 7, 2018 My prayers are for the family for strength and comfort during this time. Cheryl Provens Cummings, February 7, 2018 Praying for you and your family daily. This is a heartrendering time and know that you are not alone. I am always here for you and your family. Jene Janich, February 7, 2018 Reggie, I’m the most serious I’ve ever been when I say you were like a big sister to me. We’ve known each other since 5th Grade in Mr. Sinclair’s class, and you thought I was a total wuss at first. And it was pretty true; you could lift me easily after all! And even though we didn't get along for the first month or so, you stuck around me for some reason you never told me, and I thank God that you let me be a part of your life. Over the next 7 years or so, you let me proofread every story you wrote, I remember running to your bus to give you art for your character Zero before you left on your birthday, we worked together with editing your Chaos story over text, and you helped me create aliens for the huge book of characters I still have next to my desk. I even broke out journals I kept in boxes from 5th grade recently, with lists of everything we wrote down that we had in common: final count, 85! It’s small things like that make me not know what to do with myself now that you're back home after such a short stay. But again, I had to thank God I ran into you on the last day you were in school, and you talked to me as I helped you to the nurse. You weren’t worried about yourself or how you were feeling; you were worried about the other people around you. You were worried about disappointing your parents for missing so much school, and making them come down all the way from work just to make sure you were okay. And you didn't want me or any of the rest of your friends to worry, either. You put EVERYONE first before yourself and I can't tell you how much respect you've garnered from me over the years for moments exactly like that. Gender, age and physical strength doesn't matter: you were the TOUGHEST person I've ever known. So, even though your body has served its purpose, I hope your soul can still hear me talking to you from down here. It's been so hard to just sit and think about the fact that I can't see you anymore. But even though I can't hear your responses, talking to you with what I've been feeling lately and asking about you and how everything is up there has honestly kept me from going off the deep end. Things are going to be hard for a while, for every single one of us that knew you, and how much of a caring, unapologetic, excited, inspired and overall amazing person you were. But you didn't want to be a burden to anyone, and everything I said to you on that last day of school still stands: you weren't and will never be a burden to any one of us. Whether it was family or friends, we just cared about you with everything we possibly had, and loved you so, so much. We'll be sad, and we're never just gonna get over you, but I want to promise you that me and everybody else you knew are going to be living our best lives for you. We're never going to forget you, and we'll take your memory and everything you've done for us into the future, until we meet you again. Can't wait to see you, because we'll have some stories to finish up! Love you, Reggie. Robert Williams, February 7, 2018 Regina was a friend to me when I needed one the most. Chloe Rozelle, February 7, 2018 Regina was one of the sweetest most kind people I’ve ever met. She never failed to make me laugh and have a good time with me. She was one of the first people I became friends with when I moved here and I’m going to miss her very much. Cody Gonzales , February 7, 2018 Praying for you and your family. Rashaunda Henderson - UT Dallas Rashaunda Henderson, February 7, 2018 Regina, I will miss saying hi to and I’m the hallway so everyday and having conversations with you. We both never cared what people thought about us and I knew I was always able to just let go and be myself around you. You had a bright spirit, and it has never changed since we became friends in the 5th grade until now. I wish I could have gotten to know you so much deeper, Regina, because you always made me smile and forget about the worries I had. You are an inspiration and will never be forgotten Pate Cathey, February 6, 2018 Thinking of you and your loved ones. Wishing you peace and comfort as you remember your Gigi. I'm remembering your kindness and love for your family. You are in my prayers. Melissa Wyder, February 6, 2018 Letitia, Words are never enough doing this difficult time. Know that God has Regina wrapped in his arms and they both now will continue to surround you with the angels of heaven. May God continue to keep you and your family and guide you through your daily days. G, February 6, 2018 Letitia, God bless you always and especially now. My heart is heavy which means that I don't have enough words to truly console you...only God can do that. You have always expressed so much love for both your children so the loss of your child is unimaginable. My ears are here to listen, my heart to share your grief, and eyes to share your tears. Hugs, Renay Fleming UT Dallas Renay Fleming, February 6, 2018