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Mrs. Eunice E. Andrews

Updated: Nov 13, 2022

Eunice Andrews (December 10, 1936 -October 18, 2022)

(Written by Mrs. Andrews)

I was born on December 10, 1936 to William A. and Louise K. Hill in St. Joseph, Missouri. I confessed faith in Jesus Christ at the age of 11, at the St. Frances Baptist Temple also in St. Joseph, Missouri. My baptism sparked a change in my life that has always kept me excited about Heaven. Because of my entire relationship and excitement with Jesus I have been called names and even ostracized.

I attended Springcreek school in Piqua, Ohio, Bartlett H.S. in St. Joseph, Mo. Graduated from United Township in East Moline, Illinois. I later attended Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio and Graduated from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio.

I was married for a short period to William A. Boddie, the father of my children, Gerri L. Winn (William I), Charles C. “Tut” Boddie (Antionette), William Stanley Boddie (Verdetter), Eva Marie “Ree Ree” Boddie. On June 21, 1969 I married Howard Andrews and became stepmother to his son Howard “Bump” A. Murphy (Jenny). Howard died on September 22, 1988 and Bump died January 11, 1990.

My relationship with Jesus Christ has always been the focal point of my life. My church affiliations include St. Frances in St. Joseph, Missouri, Anenus Church in Piqua, Ohio, New Baptist Church in St. Joseph, Missouri, First Baptist in East Moline, Illinois. I then moved to Dayton, Ohio where I joined the Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. D. D. Mundy, where I loved and taught the Bible, was a vital part of the Jr. Usher board, the Widows group, New Membership orientation, I was Superintendent of Sunday school and I also attended the missionary trip to Haiti under the leadership of Mr. and Mrs. Boudreau.

I was employed for numerous years by and retired from WPAFB, was a teacher's aide for Dayton Public Schools. I worked for the Trotwood, Ohio Police department under the command of Chiefs Mike Etter and John Porter, I was surrounded by great co-workers Tenna Sales, Linda Minniefield, Beverly Strum and all of the Trotwood Police Officers. From here I retired again.

I was preceded in death by my parents William A and Louise K. Hill, my 103-year-old great Uncle George Tolson, 3 sisters, Ahmina Younger, Etta Mae “Butch” Hamlett and Ada C. Banks. 2 brothers, Chester W. Hill and Dallas Cecil Hill, and my in-laws, William “Bill” Younger Sr., Lionell W. Hamlett, Herman Reader (Annie), Ben Andrews, Betty Hill, Leonard Andrews, Bobby Andrews, Dave Ware and Willie Lou Andrews.

I am survived by my sisters Lizellen Porter and Regina Hill, my children Gerri, Charles, William and Eva Marie, my dearest nieces Dr. Robyn (Banks) Razor, Portia McMillion, Phyllis Hamlett (and her son Joshua), and I have so many nieces and nephews I just can’t name them all. My grandchildren Yolanda, Kevin, Shawn and Jared Murphy, Kimberly Annette Boddie, Letitia Shanee Burger-Boddie, Charles “C. W,” Boddie, Paige Boddie, Eunica and Jeremy Winn. Great grandchildren Paisley Cook, Mikala and Violet Murphy, Jerryn Flick, London Williams, Karley, Carlton William, and Karlyn Boddie. Also, special daughters Cindy Wheaton, Gloria Boddie, Tiffany Bozeman, Jessie Taylor, Pamela Brown, Kim Frazier, B. J. Martin and Phyllis Wheeler. Special grandchildren Dr. Lynzee English, Terri Taylor-Trapp, Fred Taylor, Keaunna, Keausha Brown, Vincent and Buddy Peppers, Veejae Jones and 1 special great grandchild Violet Gage.

Also celebrating my last and most glorious adventure is a wonderful Uncle John Taylor, and a specially wonderful brother-n-law Charles Louis (Mattie) Boddie. My dearest close friends Attorney Richard Boucher, Fannie M. Sanders (affectionately named Fayetta) and her sister Mrs. Ethel “Honey” Adair and sons Gary and Steve. Marion Brumett, Lauren (Joseph) White, Janet and Kenneth Fresh Jr. and so many more dear friends that will take too much space for me to name them all, but I look forward to seeing all of you on that great “Reunion Day.”

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