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Theodore Andrews
(February 16, 1943 - August 20, 2011)

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Theodore Andrews

Reverend Theodore Andrews went home to glory on August 20, 2011 at his home in Tampa, Florida. Homegoing services will be held on Saturday, August 27th, 9:00 a.m., St John Progressive Missionary Baptist Church, 2504 Chipco Street., Pastor Bartholomew Banks, officiating. Internment will be in Orange Hill Cemetery. Reverend Theodore was born on February 16, 1943. He graduated from Washington Senior High School, in Pensacola, Florida, with the class of 1961. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Education, from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU). Having been called into the ministry, he received his Doctorate of Divinity degree from Gulf Coast Seminary. Reverend Andrews served as an AME pastor of Mt. Pisgah, Freeport, FL, Greater Bethel, Milton, FL, Gregg Chapel, Ft. Walton Beach, FL, New Bethel, Port St. Joe, FL, Ebenezer, Live Oak, FL and Allen Chapel, Pensacola, FL. He later became Presiding Elder of the AME Churches in the Tampa District. Under his leadership as a pastor and presiding elder, you knew he had been to these churches because of the growth in the spiritual, educational and physical structures. For his personal growth, he always followed the church and encouraged others to go and grow from the local church to the connectional level. He and his wife rejoiced under the watchful care of St. John Progressive Missionary Baptist Church family in Tampa, FL, under the leadership of Pastor Bartholomew Banks. Reverend Andrews was preceded in death by his mother, Lula Dexter Andrews and his father, Rudolph Andrews; 2 sisters, Elizabeth Crenshaw and Annie Mae Andrews Williams, 2 brothers, Ralph Andrews and True Love Johnson. He is survived by his caring and supportive wife, Phyllis Pearson Andrews of Tampa, Florida; 3 daughters, Veronica Miles of Nashville, Tennessee, Lula Mae Andrews of Pensacola, Florida and Beatrice Andrews James(Anthony) of Pensacola, Florida; 3 sons, Steven Andrews, Christopher Andrews, Christian Andrews, of Detroit, Michigan; 2 sisters, Muriel Andrews King of Hiram, Georgia and Gwendolyn Andrews Williams of Aubrey, Illinois; 3 brothers, Rudolph Smith (Betty) of Boston, Massachusetts, Lawrence Andrews (Mercedes) of Pensacola, Florida and John Andrews of Jacksonville, Florida. Reverend Andrews has 12 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; 1 surviving aunt, Mary Osborne (Clifton) of Cleveland, Ohio; special encouragement and supporting friend, Rev. Paul Brown and others. The viewing will be held at Aikens Funeral Home, Friday, August 26th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The family and friends are asked to meet at the church at 8:45 a.m. for the service on Saturday.

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