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Ridout's Gardendale Chapel

2029 Decatur Highway, Gardendale, AL

OBITUARY

Gloria Jean Andrews

April 8, 1944September 10, 2019
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Gloria Jean Andrews, of Gardendale, Alabama was born on April 8, 1944 and passed away peacefully on September 10, 2019 at the age of 75.

Gloria was a member of the Oakgrove Freewill Baptist Church where she faithfully served the Lord and she cherished her church family. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother; loved her family dearly and enjoyed spending time with them.

Gloria was preceded in death by her parents, Julius T. Pilkington and Geraldine Pilkington; her loving husband, Jerrell Andrews; a daughter, Jill Andrews; two brothers, Julius Pilkington and Jerry Pilkington; and two sisters, Joyce Gentry and Judy Gibson.

Gloria is survived by one daughter, Janice Butts and her husband Tom Butts, one brother, Ricky Pilkington and his wife Pam Pilkington; two sister-in-laws, Brenda Scott and Jorene Carroll; two grandchildren, Todd Butts and his wife Jessica Butts and Matt Butts and his wife Kelli-Ann Butts; five great grandchildren, Connor Butts, Karis Butts, Luke Butts, J.T. Butts, and Logan Butts; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of dear friends.

Special thanks to Comfort Care Hospice and her caregivers, Nancy Oneal, Adrian Turner, and Nakeisha Jones for their kindness and love.

Celebration of Life Services will be held at Ridout’s Gardendale Chapel on Thursday, September 12, 2019 with a time of visitation to begin at 1:00pm; service at 2:00pm followed by her entombment in Oakwood Memorial Gardens, Mausoleum, Gardendale, Alabama.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Visitation Thursday, September 12, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Service Thursday, September 12, 2019

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Wanda Andrews Sanguyo

September 11, 2019

I have many memories growing up with my cousins Janice and Jill, but the one that stands out most is when Aunt Gloria made her famous ( to me) biscuits and chocolate syrup. And when she would speak softly with a long southern draw. How positive she was and such a fighter. I have always admired her so much.Life led me away from Alabama,so sadly we didnt keep in touch as we should have but Aunt Gloria always was an Angel to me.

Rev Hubert & Carolyn Gentry

September 10, 2019

Janice,We are so sorry for the loss of Gloria She and I have been talking a lot at night and have grown close again.I may not can make it to the service but know that I loved her very much.We are praying for you and your family at this sad time.Love you,Carolyn

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