Sonya Roxanne Andrews, known fondly as Roxie, departed from this world on February 5, 2024 in Olive Branch, MS. She was born on December 11, 1949, in Flat Top, WV, to her loving parents Jennings Lilly and Gracie (Gibson) Lilly. Roxie's passing leaves behind a void that cannot be filled, but her memory will forever live on in the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing her.
Roxie dedicated herself to supporting her husband, Douglas Andrews, as the co-owner of Snappy Windshield Repair for an impressive forty years. Their partnership was not only a testament to their professional skills but also a reflection of their unwavering commitment to one another. Together they built a life filled with love, laughter, and shared success.
While Roxie undoubtedly excelled in her life, it was her role as a devoted mother and grandmother that truly brought her the greatest joy. Her children Stephanie Jones, Brandy Coleman (John), and Douglas Andrews II were always at the center of her world. Roxie's love knew no bounds as she selflessly put everyone else's needs before her own. She embraced her role as a grandparent with unmatched warmth and sincerity. Her cherished grandchildren Jeffrey Turner II, Katelyn Finch, Allie Wilson, Swayze Andrews, Tyler Coleman were lucky to have experienced such unconditional love from their extraordinary grandmother. And let us not forget Roxie's great-grandchildren Abigail Turner, Ellie Turner, Fallon Roxanne Wilson whose lives were touched by her boundless affection.
Roxie’s kind-hearted nature extended beyond her immediate family; she was a rock of support for friends and relatives alike. Her presence could light up any room she entered - a beacon of compassion and understanding that carried others through their darkest moments. Roxie had the remarkable ability to offer solace without judgment and love without conditions. Her genuine care for others left an indelible mark on the lives she touched.
In addition to her compassion and kindness, Roxie was a shining example of creativity and artistic expression. She found solace and joy in crafts, always seeking new ways to bring beauty into the world. Her talent and dedication ensured that her creations would stand as lasting reminders of her vibrant spirit.
Beyond her life accomplishments and creative pursuits, Roxie's proudest achievements were rooted in her role as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. The love she showered upon her family, providing unwavering support through life's trials and triumphs, will forever be treasured by those who were fortunate enough to receive it.
As we gather to celebrate Roxie's remarkable life, we invite all those whose lives she touched to join us for the services. Visitation hours will be held from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM on February 8, 2024, at Twin Oaks Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home located at 290 Goodman Rd E, Southaven, MS, 38671. A Funeral Service will follow at 1:00 PM in the same location. The burial ceremony will take place thereafter at 2:00 PM also at Twin Oaks Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.
Roxie leaves behind cherished memories that will forever echo in our hearts. Although it is impossible to select just one favorite memory amongst the countless beautiful moments shared with her, what remains etched in our minds is the resounding echo of her laughter and the warmth of her embrace.
Roxie's extraordinary presence has enriched our lives beyond measure, and while we mourn our loss, we also celebrate the privilege of having known such an incredible soul. May Roxie's legacy inspire us all to embody her remarkable qualities of compassion, love, and selflessness as we navigate this world without her physical presence. We find solace in knowing that she has left an indelible mark on our hearts and that her memory will continue to be a guiding light through the darkest of times.
In this time of collective grief, our thoughts and prayers extend to her beloved husband of 55 years, Douglas Andrews, her children Stephanie Jones, Brandy Coleman, and Douglas Andrews II, as well as all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. We also hold in our hearts her mother Gracie (Gibson) Lilly, brother Rickey Lilly, brother Larry Lilly, sister Sandy Jones, sister Cynthia Melton, sister Colleen Long, and sister Renee Lilly, and countless nieces, nephews, and cousins. Let us draw strength from one another as we honor Roxie's memory and find comfort in the love that binds us together during this difficult time.
Roxie is preceded in death by her father Jennings Lilly and sister Cheryl Rogers.
Though she may have left this earthly realm, Roxie's spirit will forever live on in the hearts of those who were blessed to know her. May we embrace the lessons she taught us about compassion and empathy and strive to make this world a better place in her honor. Rest peacefully now dear Roxie; you will always be remembered with profound love and admiration.