October 2, 1946 - November 30, 2021
Lena Verlean Bell Andrews was born October 2, 1946 in Starkville, Mississippi to Dossie and Lena Moore Bell. Verlean was baptized at a young age in Sessums, Mississippi. She was a member of Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church where she served in several capacities: Sunday School teacher, Deaconess, Mission Ministry, volunteered with the Sunbeam Choir and Vacation Bible School. She was united in holy matrimony to Hugh Andrews III on December 28, 1965, and their union was blessed with two children. Verlean worked in sales at Catherine’s for 20 years. She had also worked at Avenue and Montgomery Ward. Affectionately known as Dear Baby and Auntie Dear Baby, Lena Verlean Andrews was loved by all. Her giving heart and spirit shined through her smile each and every day. She was a Godly Chef, baking such delights as homemade Mississippi Pound Cakes to cooking the best pinto beans, sloppy joe, fried chicken and Grandma’ Sis Dinner Rolls. Her gift of styling clothes brought joy to many people during the course of her career in retail. Being able to help others was not only her prayer; it was her lifelong passion. She was a missionary for the Lord, and we will continue to love her dearly. She will be missed by family, friends and all loved ones. She leaves to cherish her memory, her loving husband, Hugh Andrews III of Kankakee, IL; her son, Kelvin (Camille) Andrews of Bourbonnais, IL; her daughter, Dr. Keenan L. Andrews of Chicago, IL; sisters, Carolyn Trammell of Cleveland, OH and Helen Jean (Rev. C. W.) Tutton of Memphis, TN; a sister-in-law, Rosia (Robert) Kershaw of Kankakee, IL; two grandchildren, Khendal and Kenton; three great-grandchildren, Phoenyxx, Mharlee and Maxwell, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by a sister, Pearlie Mae Brooks and two brothers, Charles Bell and Dossie Bell Jr.
Lena Verlean Bell Andrews was born October 2, 1946 in Starkville, Mississippi to Dossie and Lena Moore Bell. Verlean was baptized at a young age in Sessums, Mississippi. She was a member of Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church where she... View Obituary & Service Information
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