OBITUARY

Andrew Iagan Mott

March 11, 2003June 14, 2021
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Andrew Iagan Mott was born to Robert and Kathy Mott on March 11, 2003 and was peacefully welcomed into God’s loving arms in Heaven on June 14, 2021. Andrew (Andy) means “courageous”, and Iagan means "little fire” (or as Andy always liked to say “God’s Courageous Little Ring of Fire”). Andy lived each day courageously and with purpose. Andy sought opportunities to extend kindness to others and was always willing to help others in any way he could. He loved spending time helping others, whether those opportunities were planned or not. He loved learning and sharing his learning with others. He loved to make his wooden hearts and shared those hearts with many people throughout his lifetime. At bedtime he would pray for those people who were ever given one of Andy’s hearts. He loved to make beaded necklaces and gave those necklaces as gifts often. Andy creatively designed numerous pictures and brightened the lives of many with his masterpieces. He loved spending time with his family and preferred spending time with his family rather than receiving gifts. Andy loved fishing and would often wear camouflage so the fish would not see him. Andy was proud of the American flag, and he made sure to thank soldiers and veterans any opportunity he could. Andy loved listening to music, especially military marches, John McDermott, Big Time Rush, John Denver, Johnny Cash, Billy Joel, and numerous other songs. He especially loved listening to the song, “El Shaddai”, his bedtime song and “The Coloring Song”. He laughed often as he watched his favorite shows, “Gilligan’s Island”, “Octonauts”, “Big Time Rush”, “Mandalorian”, and “Lazy Town.” He looked forward to family movie night and enjoyed “Star Wars”, “Back to the Future”, and Disney Jr. He enjoyed playing his Irish tin whistle, bagpipe chanter, and drums. He had a heart of gold while he lived here on earth, and he continues to shine as he lives with God in heaven.

Andy loved and treasured spending time with his family and is survived by his dear dad and mum, Bob and Kathy; his older sister, Connie; his older brother, Ian; his younger brother, Jon; and Sarah. In addition to his immediate family, Andy loved and enjoyed spending time with Uncle Dutch and Aunt Carol Goodrich; Grammy (Sue Klinger); Papa (Roger Klinger); Mary; Papa and Nana (Robert and Nancy Mott); as well as his Uncle Tony and Aunt Yovi Klinger; and his cousins, Daniel, Naomi, and Andrew. He loved his aunt, Jennie Mott; his uncle and aunt, Duane and Susan Anthony; and his cousins, Katie and Elizabeth. Andy held many people as dear to his heart.

Andy’ enjoyed spending time with his dog, Aggie. Andy loved his Mickey Mouse who went to his numerous hospitalizations and procedures throughout his lifetime. Andy brightened the lives of many throughout the priceless gift of his 18 years of life. Andy cherished each moment he had to learn, to grow, and to be kind to others. Andy loved sharing quotes and wisdom with others, and a few days before Andy passed away, he stated, “Love will guide the way. Do everything through love. Love has power.” We deeply love and miss our sweet Andy, and we are eternally grateful that we will all be together again one day!

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, June 19, 2021, at Whitten Funeral Home/Timberlake Chapel 7404 Timberlake Road, Lynchburg, VA 24502.

Services

  • Memorial Celebration of Life

    Saturday, June 19, 2021

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Jody DeShong

June 22, 2021

Andrew was a handsome young man that I got the pleasure to aide in middle school.
He taught me about the Hawaiian state fish and was always giving me knowledgeable facts about it.
He will always hold a special place in my heart.
Much love to you Andrew!
Mrs. (Jolley) DeShong

Mary Seyler

June 18, 2021

We wish to extend our sincere sympathy and let you know that you are in our thoughts and our prayers . With love, Mary & Jerry Seyler

Dan Eldredge

June 17, 2021

I am so pleased and humbled to say I knew Andrew at Jefferson Forest High!
Being a car rider was the best thing for me because , when you enter the 2nd doors of JF in the lobby..first thing I would see is Andrew and his class serving coffee to the JF staff and carrying on wonderful conversations!! I enjoyed seeing Andrew in the halls in passing and better yet speaking with him 1 on 1! I remember talking about Disney for like 15 minutes straight! Andrew knew how to keep the topic on game!!😎

The Eldredge Family are keeping the Mott family in their prayers!

Angela Orendorff

June 16, 2021

Thinking if you all and praying for you . So very sorry for your beautiful loss. My heart goes out to you all at this time of celebration and love.

Jennifer Chavis

June 16, 2021

I wish I had words to lighten your sorrow. Please accept my deepest sympathies and condolences on your tragic loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Melody Selby

June 16, 2021

Doctor Mott and family,

I am deeply saddened to hear about your son's passing. I pray that you find comfort and peace and know that you have tons of support and love from friends and family. Thank you Dr. Mott for being there during my tough time at school, my thoughts are with you and your family.

Shanida Carter

June 15, 2021

Dr. Mott,

I am so sorry to hear of your son's passing. May God grant you and your family peace beyond all understanding during this very difficult time. You are in my prayers.

With Sincere Condolences,
Shanida Carter

Lorene Wales

June 15, 2021

I remember the wooden heart and painting that Andy gave Zane for his 16th birthday and Kathy telling me that Andy did these hearts because he loved to give a little of his heart. His painting still hangs in Zane's room and will forever be a reminder of the precious young man who touched our hearts. His smile, his kindness to Zane and everyone around him, he will not be forgotten. Love and prayers to you guys.

Adele Previte

June 15, 2021

Andy was a wonderful young man; artful and talented. He loved to share the stories that filled his mind and heart. We have a heart made of wood that he gifted to us almost three years ago. We made sure he saw that we kept it in a special place for all to see whenever he and his Dad, Bob would come over. A special young man who will never ever be forgotten. Miss you, Andy. I look forward to the day when we all meet again in Heaven.

Phyllis May

June 14, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My heart just breaks for you all. Andrew was such a nice and caring young man . He spoke of his family often and loved the lord. He will be missed so much!

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