Marcia Elise Andrews
October 19, 1963 – November 18, 2020
Marcia (Marci) Elise Andrews, 57, of Normal, Illinois, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington, IL. Marci was born on October 19, 1963 in Bloomington, IL, to Betty J. and George G. Baird. Marci was a beloved and valued wife, sister, daughter, stepmother, aunt, grandmother, coworker and friend to all who were blessed to know her. She was proceeded in death by her brother Doug earlier this year.
Marci retired this past May from the Regional Alternative School in Bloomington, IL, where she had dedicated her life to teaching at-risk youth for 20 years. Prior to that she was employed at The Children’s Foundation/ Scott Center School, University of Illinois Cooperative Extension Office and the Vigo County Division of Family and Children in Terre Haute, Indiana. In May of 1989 Marci earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration from Lincoln Christian College in Lincoln, IL. She then went on to earn a Master of Science Degree in Specialized Education from Illinois State University in Normal, IL.
Marci and her husband Eric are members of Heartland Church in Normal, IL, where she loved to sing on the Worship Team, teach children through the KidCo program and participate in Life Groups with fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. She had a zest for life and selfless personality that was reflected in the way she served others with love, dignity and respect even up to the very end. In her free time Marci was an avid reader who enjoyed cooking, spending time with family and friends, spoiling everyone around her and experiencing the great outdoors.
Survivors include her husband Eric, his children Erica, Travis and Brandon, mother Betty and father George, sister Georgia and her husband Mark, brother Michael and his wife Michele, sister-in-law Patty, four grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
A private memorial service for Marci will be held at 11 am on Saturday, November 28th at Heartland Church in Normal, IL. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the service is by invitation only. East Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens will be providing a Facebook Live stream of the service for friends and family who cannot attend. The stream will be accessible that morning via East Lawn Memorial’s Facebook page (@EastLawnFuneralHome) or by visiting their website.
The family asks that any memorial funds or special contributions be made to the Regional Alternative School in Bloomington, Illinois, or Heartland Church in Normal, Illinois.
Memorial Service-Invitation Only
Saturday, November 28, 2020
Marcia Elise Andrews
Shirley & Walter Andrews
November 26, 2020
We appreciated that our son was able to find such a devout Christian lady with whom to spend their time together. She
was a jewel to all of us, and will be greatly missed. We are
looking forward to rejoining her in Heaven. We recognized
her braveness during her terrible illness. May God bless
her and keep her!
November 25, 2020
Eric and all of Marci's family, my most sincere condolences. I've been blessed to know Marci and Eric through Heartland Church. I will have the wonderful on stage memories of sharing worship with Marci as she stood with strength and belief. I am blessed to have wittnessed both. A strength given to all who have been blessed by her life.
RIP dear lady. Ron Wegner
Angel and Tony Buchberger
November 22, 2020
We knew Eric and Marci from Heartland Church. Both Eric and Marci and kind awesome people. We will miss Marci’s smile, and singing at Heartland. Eric, if there is anything you need, please reach out; we will try to help with anything we can. We are praying for your family. Hugs.
Linda and Larry Rgdon
November 22, 2020
We had the pleasure of meeting Marci and Eric at Heartland Church. We were in a Life Group with them and got to know them better. We LOVED to hear Marci singing at church. Marci was a very special person and a great believer of God. She always had a beautiful smile to share with every one. We will miss her sweet personality. Prayers for all the family.