Ann Andrews (Sloan)
After a joyous celebration of her 99th birthday with her earthly family, Annie Gertrude Sloan Andrews was welcomed to her eternal Home on July 2nd and is now celebrating her final homecoming with her Heavenly Father and Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was born on June 27th, 1919, and was the oldest of 7 children born to Harvey and Peggy Sloan in Martins Mill, Texas. She was a survivor and came close to death several times her early years. As a teenager, she contracted typhoid fever. This was quite a scare for her family since not many folks survived this disease at the time. She also got a snake bite that was pretty serious as a youth. We know now that God was preserving her for her legacy.
Anne stayed busy as a young adult helping her beloved Mother raise her siblings. She met the love of her life, Grover Haze Andrews (better known as "Jinks",) and they were married December 23, 1939. After marrying, they moved to Houston where they started their family and Nicky, Sandra and Janie were born. They later moved to Corsicana where Cathy was born and they began to farm and ranch and raise their family. They were married for 72 years and created a legacy of life, love, and perseverance through hardship while teaching us all the importance of family. They balanced each other perfectly and gave their family a perfect example of unconditional love.
Ann was a great at doing anything that needed to be done. Her talents were many. She was a great ranch hand and a carpenter's helper for Papa, all while maintaining her role as a devoted wife and Mother. She was a great cook and enjoyed cooking for her family. Her whole wheat pancakes were a favorite for all her kids and grandkids for 4 generations. She loved to sew and made quilts for all her grandkids. Ann was also a great bridge player, and shared her love for bridge with family and friends. She loved to read and continued to read all the classics well into her 90's. Her favorite book was the Bible, and she used her iPad to read it in large print as she aged. Her favorite verse was Phillipians 4:11-14, a verse about being content...and that is the way she lived her life - full of contentment, trust in God, and prayer for those she loved. Her faith was a testament to those she loved and she wrote in her journal that she was leaving her 4 children to fill the gap.
The house on the hill in the creek bottom was a safe haven for all her grands. A place where they could go to be cherished, loved, fed, & potty trained. She was a great babysitter and always had open doors and open arms. As her family outgrew her home, she would host a larger venue for 70+ loved ones to celebrate Christmas for an entire weekend. Her love for the Lord grew over time and her prayers over our family transcended her living room and impacted our family for decades. Her greatest gift to those she left behind are not material but are the blessings by association due to her diligence in the word and her love for God.
Ann is celebrating in heaven with her beloved husband Jinx, parents Harvey and Peggy Sloan, siblings Lynn Sloan and Betty Sloan Pizzo, son-in-laws Ronnie Ogburn and Claude Lane, and many other family members. Waiting to reunite with her are her siblings, all of whom are also in their 90s, James Willie Sloan, Harvey (Skeeze) Sloan, Chester Pike (Buck) Sloan and Peggy Reeves; her children, Nathan Andrews and wife Carolyn, Sandra Marr and husband Herman, Janie Lane, and Cathy Ogburn; 11 grandchildren and their spouses, Robin Marr, Cheri Lane, Julie and John Teel, Claude (Bubba) and Regina Lane, Lance and Stephanie Andrews, Rhonda and Terry Wilson, Christie Noonkester, Chris and Heather Lane, Rachel and Darrell Tidwell, Ronnie Dale and Kim Ogburn, and Russell and Lacey Ogburn; 26 great grandchildren; and 12 great great grandchildren. Also waiting to see her again are may family and friends too numerous to list.
Nicky Andrews, John Teel, and Russell Reed will officiate the memorial service at Corley's Funeral Home on Thursday, July 5 at 3pm. Visitation is from 2pm-3pm prior to services. Pallbearers are Claude Lane, Lance Andrews, Chris Lane, Ronnie Dale Ogburn, and Russell Ogburn. Honorary pallbearers are Andy Wilson, Parker Teel, Jake Lane, Cameron Lane, Colton Ogburn, Dakota Lane, and Haze Andrews.
The Andrews family would like to express their gratitude for all the prayers, words of encouragement, and support.
Memorials can be made to Roane Baptist Church where she was a member for many years and taught Sunday school and VBS.