Kirksey Funeral Home

69 North Main Street, Marion, NC


Betty Jean Andrews

June 3, 1951March 9, 2020

Betty Jean Ward Andrews, 68, of the North Cove Community, passed away Monday, March 9, 2020, at her residence.

A native of McDowell County, Betty was born to the late Otis Ward and Mabel Denny. She worked in packing at Parker’s Hosiery. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church for over 30 years, and she truly loved her church family.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a brother, Ronald Ward.

Those left to cherish Mrs. Andrews’ memory include her husband of 50 years, Gene Andrews; two children, Travis Andrews (Jennifer) and Jeanne Andrews Elliott (Travis); and one granddaughter, Lily Andrews.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 12, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church with the Reverend Gary Greene officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior, from 1 until 2.

Burial will follow at Ashford Community Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to CarePartners Hospice McDowell, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.


  • Visitation Thursday, March 12, 2020
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 12, 2020
  • Interment Thursday, March 12, 2020


Betty Jean Andrews

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Rebecca Harrill

March 12, 2020

So sorry and sending prayers for peace and God's love on you.....may you feel his arms around you

Debra Chapman

March 11, 2020

So sorry to hear of your passing Betty my thoughts and pray are with Gene and your family.

Jennifer Romine Edwards

March 11, 2020

Travis, so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. You and your family are in my prayers!

Glenda Hollifield

March 11, 2020

I sure am going to miss her sitting in front of me at church. She was such a kind and beautiful woman. I truly loved her.

Nancy Keith

March 11, 2020

Aunt Betty you will be missed!! Sending love and prayers to you Uncle Gene, Jeanne, Travis and families.

Debbie Wiseman

March 11, 2020

So sorry to hear about Betty prayers for the family

C.W. and Jennie Smith

March 11, 2020

Gene so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and family.

Wadean Vess

March 11, 2020

Worked with Betty for many years... Sweet lady. Sorry for the family's loss