Reigle Funeral Home/Sunset Chapel

5501 West Pierson Road, Flushing, MI


DeEllar Beatrice Andrews

June 10, 1926December 31, 2019

ANDREWS, DeELLAR BEATRICE age 93, graduated to Heaven, Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at the Gross Assisted Living.

Funeral Services will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Vernon Chapel AME Church, 5802 DuPont St., Flint, MI. Family hour from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. Rev. Douglas Banks and Rev Roosevelt Brown officiating.

Interment at Gracelawn Cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday from 2:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Reigle Funeral Home, 5501 W. Pierson Rd., Flushing, MI. Condolences may be left on-Line at reiglefuneralhome.com



  • Visitation Friday, January 10, 2020
  • Family Hour Saturday, January 11, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 11, 2020


  • Commital Service


DeEllar Beatrice Andrews

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Teresa Anthony-Johnson

January 11, 2020

God so loved you, He called you to be with Him. Safe in His Arms, my prayers of comfort, strength and peace be with you all knowing that, Mother Dellar now lives in her new heavenly home. ❤✌🙏🙏🙏 with love Re-Re

Amber Garrow

January 6, 2020

I'm glad I got to know this beautiful woman as a person. I'm glad I got to participate in her care. She was a loving and beautiful person she will be missed dearly she'll always carry a special place in my heart.

Roosevelt Brown

January 4, 2020

To my sister in Christ, who is now absent from the body and is now present with the Lord, I thank God for sending you into this world 93 years ago, you have truly been a blessing. Now, rest in peace, my sister.

Kevin Johnson

January 3, 2020




Mrs. DeEllar Beatrice Andrews, age 93, of Flint, Michigan, graduated to Heaven on Tuesday, December 31, 2019. DeEllar was born on June 10, 1926 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, the daughter of Bernard Tevin and Lillie Mae Jones.

DeEllar moved to Flint, Michigan in 1943 when she was 17 years old. There, she met her husband James Leslie Andrews. After both turning 18, they married on December 31, 1944. She was a loving homemaker and a well known seamstress for over 40 years. She raised her great-niece DeElla Johnson and her daughter and they were inseparable. She was the Co-Owner of Andrews and Johnson Adult Foster Care Homes in Flint and Mt. Morris, Michigan.

DeEllar joined Vernon Chapel A.M.E. in May, 1964 where she remained a faithful member until her health began to fail. The clothing she made was featured in numerous fashion shows for the church. She organized the Annual Easter Morning Breakfast and the famous "3 Day City Wide Barbeque; was the founder of the Vernon Chapel Food Bank; a member of the New Birth Choir and the Unique Usher Board. She enjoyed playing "Spades" with her card-playing buddies, and was an avid bowler. She was known for her calm demeanor, contagious smile, supportive words of encouragement, and undying devotion to all her family and friends.

DeEller Beatrice Andrews leaves to cherish her memory: devoted great-niece DeElla Johnson of Auburn Hills, MI; great-grandnephew Byron Anthony Pleasant, Jr. of Fort Worth, TX; 3 nieces: Pamela Curry of Greenville, SC; Deborah Jones of Auburn Hills, MI; and Ruth Hardy of Willingboro, NJ; 7 nephews: John Duncan, Jr. of Compton, CA; Willie Jones, Jr. of Lapeer, MI; Allen (Cleo) Jones of Farmington Hills, MI; Anthony Cephus of Compton, CA; Marshall (Joanne) Ceaser, Jr., of Mt.. Laurel, NJ; Michael Ceaser and Mark Ceaser, both of Jacksonville, FL; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends too numerous to name.

Mrs. Andrews was preceded in death by her husband, James Leslie Andrews; her parents, Bernard Tevis and Lillie Mae Jones; brothers, Willie James Jones, Sr., and Marshall Ceaser, Sr.; sister, Mary Louise Cephus; nieces, Dorothy Jean Johnson and Judy Arcola Guess.

The family would like to express a special Thank You to Gross Assisted Living and the staff, Angelic Hearts Home Care and Hospice, Vernon Chapel AME Family, the Vernon Chapel Food Bank Volunteers for their service, and special friends: Essie Adams, Loretta Bingham, Kathleen Browne, Eva Hamilton, Dennis Jackson, Veronica Nickens, Johnnie Sharp, Rosie Teverbaugh, and Mattie Washington.