Joyce Elizabeth (Douglas) McAndrews

September 1, 1924April 12, 2020

Joyce Elizabeth Douglas McAndrews, 95, of Shenandoah, passed away on Sunday, April 12, 2020, at Whispering Pines Assisted Living in Luray. She had been in failing health for the past three years.

She was born in Page County and was the daughter of the late James L. Douglas and Mary Catherine Heatwole Douglas Emerson.

Joyce was a homemaker and a faithful member of the Church of the Valley. She was church soloist and a member of the choir and loved to sing.

She is survived by numerous cousins; nieces and nephews; a stepson, Carl McAndrews of Texas; her caretakers, Steven and Lois Sly of Elkton.

A special thanks to Sister Millie Comer and Leachia Merica for their forever friendships.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl L. McAndrews on January 21, 1996.

Friends may sign the register book from 12- 5 pm, Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at Lindsey-Kyger Funeral Home in Shenandoah.

A graveside service will be held 11 am, Thursday, April 16, 2020 at Leake’s Chapel Cemetery in Stanley with Pastor Alfred Comer officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of the Valley, 6859 US Highway 340, Shenandoah, VA 22849.

You are encouraged to visit our website to leave condolences for the family.


  • Church of the Valley


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, April 15, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, April 16, 2020


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Charlotte and Herman Landes

April 17, 2020

Cousin Joyce our family was saddened by the news of your death. However, we know how much you had suffered in the past several years and we know that Jesus didn’t hesitate to open the gate to receive you into your heavenly home. What better time to leave than EASTER Sunday and in the middle of a global pandemic. .We were so happy that Steven was there to hold your hand when you breathed your last breath. Hope you are standing on the front row of the heavenly ✝️ choir singing with the angels. I will miss our 1-2 hour phone chats late at night. I am sorry we did not get to attend your graveside service but I am sure that Pastor Al and Sister Millie had a beautiful service. Big Hugs 🤗

Myers Ford

April 14, 2020

Your Myers Ford Family Cares--She was truly a blessing. Enjoyed every time that she come in to the dealership. She will be missed by all~~

Carl McAndrews

April 13, 2020

Mom, We didn't meet until I was well into adulthood, but we quickly became family and you became the same to me as my birth mother. You are loved dearly and already missed. I'm so happy that you and Dad are now together. I know you missed him so much. You are always in my heart. Carl