Arlene Andrews, 88, of Battle Creek, Michigan, went to The Laurels of Bedford on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 to be with the Lord. She was born on September 21, 1933 to Charles and Ethel (Randolph) Monroe.
Arlene was an active member of the Upton Avenue Church of God. She served on the Usher Board (Vice President), Nurses Unit, Mothers Board and helped in the kitchen. For many years she worked as a teacher’s assistant for Battle Creek Public Schools and part-time housekeeper for Custom Steel and Motor Shop Electric. On October 19, 1956, she married Johnny Lee Andrews in Cairo, GA, he preceded her in death in 2000.
Arlene is survived by the following children: Carla Crite, Vicki (Nolan) Hall, Michael (Tonya) Andrews, Juan Andrews; Grandsons, Trenton Tate, Briana Paige, Victor Andrews, Nolan Hall II, Danielle Mitchell, Deanna Andrews, Mattie West; former daughter-in-law Dorothy Johnson; best friends, Ruby Williams and Sara Lee; special friend, Scott Kerr and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Her parents preceded her in death; husband, Johnny Lee Andrews; Son, Johnny Andrews and siblings, Amanda Bradley, William Monroe, Charlye Anderson, Charles Monroe and Jeffrey Monroe.
Arlene was a self-taught hairstylist. She was famous for her Lemon Cake with Hot Lemon Frosting and 7 Up Cake. She was also known for beating any opponent in card or board games. She had a passion for teaching children to read and write. Her house in the neighborhood always had open doors so that all the children could come when they were needed. She was a woman of God and served her church faithfully. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
At this point, the cremation has taken place and no services are being held.
Arrangements by Baxter Funeral & Cremation Service. 269-788-9800. www.baxterfuneral.com
Published by Legacy on March 3, 2022.