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Lena Dee Irick Andrews

Lena Dee Irick Andrews, 75, of Elizabethton, Tenn., went to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 24, 2020.
Lena was born on October 10, 1945. She attended Elk Mills School and eventually graduated from Hampton High School with the Class of 1964. Throughout her life she worked at North Electric, Zone Aire, and retired from the Facilities Department at East Tennessee State University. She was a long-time member of Centerview Church of Christ.
Lena could often be found cheering on her grandkids at one of their many ball games or tapping her feet along to the music at bluegrass festivals. She loved cooking and was great at it though she would never admit it. She had a strong bond with her siblings and you could often find her with them throughout her life. She was a strong woman who made a positive impact on many people’s lives. She was loved, is missed and will forever be cherished.
She will lovingly be remembered by her best friend and loving husband of 55 years, Jim Andrews; children, Mike Andrews and Greg Andrews and his wife Kristal; grandkids, Jared, Bryceon and Chayse Andrews; siblings, Norma Campbell and Maxine Hardin; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dallas and Anna Hicks Irick; brothers, Glasco, Haley and an infant brother, Charles; and sisters, Pauline Swift, Willa Mae Morrison and Dorothy Dugger.
Lena’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses of Amedisys Home Health, Doctor Jeff Farrow and the Pulmonary Associates of East Tennessee. The kindness and knowledge you shared with us will never be forgotten.
A service to honor the life of Lena Dee Irick Andrews will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 29, at Centerview Church of Christ with Mr. Tony Hoss, minister, and Mr. David Irick, minister, officiating. Music will be congregational hymns. The family will receive visitors at the church from 4 until 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the service. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 30, at Walnut Mountain Cemetery. Those attending the graveside service are asked to meet at Centerview Church of Christ at 9:45 a.m. to go in procession. Active pallbearers will be Jared Andrews, Bryceon Andrews, Chayse Andrews, Tim Andrews, Johnny Andrews, Kenny Andrews, J.R. Bunton and Brian Irish. Honorary pallbearers are Darrell Irick and Darrell Visser. Our staff is committed to taking care of our guests and families that we serve. Please understand we will be following the State’s COVID guidelines. We also ask all guests and family members attending visitations and services to please bring and wear a mask. Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is honored to serve the Andrews family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Service Information Line: (423) 543-4917.