Shirley Dean Andrews

January 19, 1938 – January 18, 2021

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Shirley Andrews Staten, age 82, passed away on Monday, January 18, 2021 at Riverbend Nursing Home in Belle Chasse, LA. She was born January 19, 1938 to Dewey and Daisy Idell Smith Walls. She was affectionately known as “Honey” to her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at Shady Grove Cemetery. Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc is honored to assist the family with the arrangements.

Survivors include her children, Pamela Andrews Ragusa of Jefferson City, MO and James Dean Andrews and wife Marisa of Gretna, LA; her four sisters, Linda Verret (Davis) of Marrero, LA, Charlotte Delhomme of Tunica, MS, Rebecca Bennett (Henry) of Terrytown, LA and Regina Wilder of Pontotoc, MS; one brother, Malcolm Walls (Linda) of Burleson, TX; seven grandchildren, Joshua (Kathryn) Ragusa, Britni Ragusa (Mary), Jason Ragusa (Nichole), Reva Andrews Mack, Randie Romano (Dylan), Emma Andrews and Lukas Andrews; eight great-grandchildren, Gavin James Ragusa, Stevie Mae Ragusa, Jordyn Riley Ragusa, Presley Mack, Olivia Mack, Patrick Mack, Gunner Romano and Laine Romano.

She was preceded in death by her parents, the Father of Her Children, James Lowell Andrews; a daughter, Linda Darlene Andrews and a brother, Roger Wilder.

Pallbearers will be her son and grandsons.

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  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, January 23, 2021

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