Joseph Tyrone Andrews

September 26, 1937July 28, 2018
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On July 28, 2018, Joseph Andrews was called to glory. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marion. Joe leaves behind three daughters, Karen Bernard, Michelle Prout and Tracey Jamison; grandchildren Adrian, Brittany, Kalenn, Bryce, Justin, Reese and great grandchildren Jayden, Avery, Makenzie, and Elijah; sisters Verlonda Thompson and Colleen Matthews; brother James and sister Jean predecease him. Joe also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and loving friends.

Joseph Tyrone Andrews was born September 26, 1937, the first born son, to the late Joseph and Inez Andrews in Washington, DC. Joe, or Took, as some affectionately called him, attended D.C. public schools, TESST School of Technology in Baltimore, Maryland and Howard Community College.

In 1956, Joe enlisted in the Army, gaining many technical skills that would later serve him well throughout his career. Joe’s long career includes becoming an electrician and ultimately a Master Electrician. An accomplishment he was very proud of. Such strong skills took him to many interesting job sites including working on the original electrical grid for Washington’s Metro system and overseeing the electrical installation for Reagan National Airport addition of Terminals B and C in 1997.

Anyone who knew Joe, knew the things that were most important to him was family, especially his daughters and grandchildren, and football, notably his affection for the Washington Redskins.


  • Visitation Friday, August 3, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, August 3, 2018
  • Committal Service Friday, August 3, 2018

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Kasenia Lantzky

August 3, 2018

Ugh. The old neighborhood is getting smaller. We, Evelyne, Howard and Kasenia are all saddened by the news. Rest in peace dear neighbor. Thanks for watching over us as children and being kind to my family as it changed over the years. Between the Andrews and the Hightowers, I learned what I was like to be a neighbor and I continue to teach others all the lessons you taught me.

Monica Shuler-Marrow

July 31, 2018

Tracey, sending you my sincerest condolences in the loss of your father. Praying God gives you the strength, peace and comfort needed for this journey. May he keep you all in his presence. Monica Shuler-Marrow

Connie Shadd

July 30, 2018

Extending deep and heartfelt sympathy to you and your family...Wishing you peace to bring comfort, and courage to face the days ahead.
Love Connie,
Matthews, NC