Leland Haywood Andrews was born in West Monroe, Louisiana on September 8, 1950, to the union of Frank Andrews, Jr and Etta Mae (Everett) Andrews. He departed this life on May 29, 2022, at UAMS. Leland is preceded in death by his father and three sisters Joycelyn Andrews, Valerie Andrews, and Amaris Andrews.
At an early age, Leland accepted Christ and was baptized at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Monroe, Louisiana. His early schooling began in the Ouachita Parish School District of Monroe, LA at Carver Elementary School. In the 3rd grade, Leland was crowned King of Carver Elementary School. He relocated to Little Rock, Arkansas in 1967 with his family and continued his education at Dunbar Junior High School, and became a graduate of Horace Mann High School.
Leland was united in holy matrimony to Mary Ford Andrews and to this union two daughters were born, Cassundra Andrews and Nartesha Andrews.
Leland worked at AMF Manufacture in Little Rock, AR. He had a long-time career with Reynolds Aluminum which began in Arkansas and ended with his retirement in Portland, Oregon.
After his retirement, Leland returned to his hometown of Little Rock, Arkansas and became a member of Liberty Hill Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. Fredrick Haynes. At Liberty Hill, Leland volunteered his time to help maintain the property of the church. Throughout his retirement, he spent time with his family, enjoying family functions and doting on his grandchildren.
Leland had a love of bowling, music and was an avid car enthusiast. As a child growing up, he was known to bake pies to satisfy his sweet tooth which lasted throughout his adult life. He always had a supply of chocolates and candy stashed somewhere. Leland had a smile that would brighten up any room and he never met a stranger.
Leland was affectionately known to his friends as LeHay and to his nieces and nephews as “Uncle Tank”. Leland will be forever remembered for his kindness, generosity, joyful spirit, and sense of humor.
Leland leaves to cherish his memory: his daughters, Cassundra Andrews of Dallas, Texas, Nartesha Andrews of Little Rock, Arkansas; one granddaughter, Niya Drumgoole of Virginia Beach, VA; one grandson, Nicolas Ajao of Dallas, TX; his mother, Etta Mae Everett Andrews Scott of Little Rock, AR; his brothers, Jimmy Andrews of Philadelphia, PA, Mustafa Ali Shakir of Little Rock, AR, Keith Andrews of Monroe, LA; his sister Brenda Martin of Little Rock, AR; his step-sisters Cynthia Turner and Sandra Kirk; his step-brother Gary Andrews and a host of nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews, cousins, and friends.
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