Ernestine Louise “Tena” Andrews, 90, of Walnut Ridge, passed away Nov. 9, 2020.

Born March 6, 1930, in the Oak Grove community, she was the daughter of the late Charles Wilkerson and Christine Marie Lohr Melton. She was united in marriage to Jesse Fay Andrews on Aug. 30, 1947. Tena worked in the fields and took care of her family and home. She was of the Missionary Baptist Faith and she enjoyed sewing, knitting and making crafts.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jesse, in 2007; six sisters; three brothers; four stepsisters; and one half-sister.

Survivors include her son, Danny (Sharon) Andrews of Walnut Ridge; one daughter, Anita (Bob) Brice of Jonesboro; six grandchildren, Christine Suver of Paragould, Michelle (Jerry) Easton of Walnut Ridge, Lynn Brown of Imboden, Cheyenne (Brett) Winstead of Jonesboro, Danny (Amber) Andrews II of Walcott, and Sandy (Scott) Havens of Paragould; one half-brother, Jerry Melton of Jonesboro; 12 great-grandchildren, Brianna Steele, Jeffrey Willfond, Jeri Moore, Jessica Easton, Courtney Ingram, Andrew Macon, Summer Macon, Payden Winstead, Gannon Winstead, Ethan Winstead, Abby Andrews and Drew Havens; seven great-great-grandchildren, Riley, Jazzmine and Jacob Steele; Jayden Willfond, Kinley Gullett, Kendal and Kylar Ingram; and many other relatives and friends.

Graveside service for the family was Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 2 p.m. at Lawrence Memorial Park with Bro. Derek Collins officiating. Bryan Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

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