Nela Delores Lawrence Andrews, 71, of Panama City Beach, FL formerly of Phenix City, AL died at her home on Wednesday November 9, 2022.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM (EST) on Thursday, November 17, 2022 in the Chapel of Vance Brooks Funeral Home, Phenix City, AL with Rev. Ricky Ward officiating. Interment will follow in Lakeview Memory Gardens, Phenix City, AL. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Andrews was born December 30, 1950 in Columbus, GA daughter of the late James Edward Lawrence and Nela Byers. She worked at MEA Federal Credit Union for many years as an insurance and title clerk. Mrs. Andrews enjoyed being at the beach with all of its sights and sounds. She was a Christian and a Baptist Faith. Some of her favorite things to do were traveling with Donnie in their RV, growing flowers and plants, but most of all being with her family. Caring for her mother and grandchildren brought great joy to her days. She was called home far sooner than we expected, but she has left us with so many fond memories to cherish.
Mrs. Andrews was preceded in death by her parents, James Edward Lawrence and Nela Byers, a brother, Rick Lawrence and her in-laws, Bennie and Nellie Andrews.
Survivors include her husband of 19 years, Donnie Andrews; two daughters, Belinda Ward (Steven), Georgetown, GA and Dana Day Foster (Marshall), Potterville, MI; two sons, Michael Sanders (Denise), Houston, TX and Ronnie Sanders (Melissa), Phenix City, AL; two siblings, Patricia Mitchell (Johnny) and Larry Lawrence (Cecilia); sister-in-law. Lynn Lawrence; six grandchildren, Camron, Magahann, Ronny Leigh, Beatrice, Caroline and Lauren; three precious great-grandchildren, Hadley, Adalynn and Rayden; several nieces, nephews and friends also survive.