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Flora Lee Andrews passed away September 26, 2017, after a brief illness. Born in Suwannee County, she is one of four children of Henry and Emma Lee Warner. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Fred Andrews; one daughter, Tracy Forest and husband, Ed; two granddaughters, Callie Gray and Sarah Forest; siblings, Linda Bailey, Harmon Warner, and pre-deceased by H. M. Warner.
Flora retired from the State of Florida after many years with the Economic Services division. She was heavily involved with the restoration of the historic Dowling House, and was a regular volunteer at Grace Manor for several years thereafter. Flora loved to sing, and shared that talent in her church and in local nursing homes, visiting with residents and playing their favorite hymns. She spent decades serving at First United Methodist Church of Live Oak, first as the church secretary, then with children's ministry. She even served as a Lay Witness with the Florida Methodist Conference, traveling all over the state to share her faith with children and adults. Flora also worshiped at Christ Central Ministries and Melody Christian Center for many years.
Flora enjoyed traveling, painting and photography. She always had a camera, and has left a legacy for her family of years of moments captured with her lens. Her granddaughters were her favorite subjects, along with the daylilies and other flowers grown by her husband, Fred. Her travels took her from Alaska during Fred's time in service, to New England to visit her grandchildren during their family's military travels, and even to the Holy Land with a niece.
The family thanks all of you who have reached out with kind words, thoughtful deeds and your presence during this time of grief. Funeral services were officiated by Rev. Ken Meyers, along with Pastor Wayne Godsmark and Dennis Resor, Diaconal Minister. Flora is interred at Live Oak Cemetery.
Published on October 5, 2017
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