Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home & Forest Park Lawndale
6900 Lawndale Street, Houston, TX
October 7, 1928 – July 4, 2019
Janie Andrews, 90, of Houston Texas went home to be with her Lord and Savior on July 4, 2019 as the skies filled with fireworks Janie was born on October 7, 1928 to Barry and Mary Rosborough, the youngest of their three daughters. An East Texas girl, she grew up in Marshall Texas. Following high school, she enrolled at The University of Texas John Sealy College of Nursing in Galveston. There she met the love of her life, Judson L. Andrews. They married in December 1947. Following her graduation from nursing school, they moved to Beaumont Texas, and later to Houston Texas. She worked in the family business for more than 20 years. She was active in her church, Sagemont Church, until she was unable to participate due to the progression of Alzheimer’s.
Her husband, J.L. Andrews preceded her in death. Janie is survived by her five children- Larry and Linda Andrews, George and Carleen Andrews, Linda Benedict, Carol and Robert Rawlings, and Gordon Andrews and Jeanine Van Wagenen.
Her twelve grandchildren- Chuck Andrews, Joey Andrews, Lisa Alpe, Amy Cone, Greg Andrews, Stephen Benedict, Lauren Sicinski, Chris Nevling, Robyn Kupferer, Joel Andrews, Daniel Andrews, and Kristi Andrews. As well as many many great grandchildren.
Janie will be remembered for her kind and generous spirit, her love of family, and the legendary “Granny Meals.” She will be greatly missed.
The Andrews Family would like to acknowledge and pay tribute to all the caregivers, past and present, at Evergreen Cottage, Bridgewater who cared for Janie. Her last years were enriched by the loving care you showed our mother, and for that we thank you and are eternally grateful.
- Visitation Wednesday, July 10, 2019
- Funeral Service Wednesday, July 10, 2019
- Committal Service Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Laura Heath Tadlock
July 10, 2019
My childhood memories would not be complete without mention of Aunt Janie! I recall her arriving late to most family gatherings at Mamaw’s, but everyone was always glad to see her... because when she found you a hug and kiss were yours to treasure. I remember her hugs had weight in them- no light cursory pats, but full on bear hugs. As a child, in that moment you knew your were special,important. What a gift that was! As I grew older, I remember her devotion to her church and her growing family. She was so very proud- especially of her grandchildren!! When she spoke, her words were honest and encouraging and when she laughed you experienced a treat! When my eldest daughter was born, she sent me a box of scrubbies- which I would not share with anyone! I remember her infectious smile with gratitude because it fell on me many a time as I know it did countless others. When George contacted my dad that Janie was failing, my mom spoke of a beautiful moment that exemplifies Aunt Janie to me. Mom recalled that at one of the first family events she went to after she married into the family, Janie purposefully walked up to her and gave her a signature hug and said”I am so glad you are part of the family!” And 50+years later her words are remembered as comfort and belonging. And perhaps that is her greatest legacy- Aunt Janie welcomed us all into her family with every laugh and hug and scrubbie!
July 10, 2019
Janie's benediction: good night, sleep tight and don't let the bed bugs bite.
Janie's Eucharist: morning toast with 4 dimples of butter.
Always accepting and loving.
Always oatmeal cookies and fruit cocktail with diced banana.
Never a cross word.
Loyal children that saw her through her long goodbye
July 9, 2019
Janie was always so sweet to me. She gave me a lap desk as a gift when I was a kid; I still have that lap desk, and as a matter of fact, I used it this evening! I’m 53 now! Whenever I see it, I marvel at how long I’ve had it and I think of her.
I will always remember her big smile and her laugh. She was a joyful woman!
~ Julie (daughter of Linda & Larry)
July 8, 2019
So many wonderful memories of Janie!!
1 special Christmas in Colorado!
The best ever Potato Salad - which Ive tried to duplicate but was never perfected - Had to search for the perfect SWEET pickles
Thanksgiving - Oh My!! the best Dressing - I don't know how she could just add that special touch to her recipes
Last but, of course, THE BEST Cake with Carmel icing (which just turned to sugar when I tried it) and her very special Chocolate Cake!!
We loved her for her laughter and kindness!
When I think of her kindness, I NEVER walk into a Hallmark Store without thinking of Janie!! She's the one who got me hooked!
July 7, 2019
Jamie was altogether a sweet, caring and delightful person. She was a loving mother who took great care of her children, and then they in these last years returned the excellent care. She was always so gracious and accepting of me when I joined the blended family.
July 6, 2019
Janie ANDREWS was one of the kindest and most caring women I have ever met. I will soon be 74 years old and I met her when I was only 17 years old. She was always a friend to me. She accepted me into her family with no reservations and taught me through example and conversations to be a good wife and parent, to practice forgiveness, and to “do unto others as you would have them do unto you”. She never judged me, but helped me in many ways to become a better person. I regret that I did not see her more in the late years of her life, but I will cherish her memory and have never forgotten our sweet conversations throughout the years. Her kindness touched my life and she has always been a part of my heart. She knew she had my love and now can Rest In Peace, and I believe I will see her again some day.