Andrea Carter Wilks

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A guardian Angel has been called to our heavenly father on September 22, 2017 Andrea Laverne Carter-Wilks was the 1st girl out of 6 siblings. She was born in Roanoke, Virginia on March 29, 1969.

As a teenager her and her family relocated to Columbus, Ohio where she attended Groveport Madison High School. Soon after she began her own family where she had 5 beautiful daughters who gave her 17 beautiful grand-children. She loved being a grandmother. She was in a long term relationship for 16 years with Robert Patterson. She was very cheerful, full of life, and extremely photogenic. Her smile was very contagious. For most of you who knew her, she had many different nicknames. “Dre” “Booty” “Face” “Smurf” “Infinity”. She had a heart of gold. She would give her last if she had to. As stubborn as she was, she made a huge impact on everyone’s lives whom she came in contact with.

Andrea was preceded in death by her grandparents Whitfield Carter and Lucille Carter, father Joseph Jones, brother Bobba-Lee Carter.

She leaves to cherish in her memory mother Evie Jones, Sister Terri (Donnie) Carter, brothers Gary Carter, Timothy (Jessica) Carter, Garett Carter, daughters Kanisha (Bernard) Carter-Cumberlander, Tiffany (Jorge) Carter-White, Osheuna Carter, Darcia Sumling, Mich’-lea (Eric) Turner, childhood best friends Velma Davis, Nanita Williams, 17 Grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation 2 p.m. Funeral 3 p.m. Saturday, October 7, 2017 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.

Condolence Messages

  1. To all of Dre’s family—- I am so very sorry for your loss. Dre worked at OSU in our College for sometime and this is where I got to know her. She was always a pleasure to talk to , had an infectious laugh and personality and loved her family. She told me many stories of dinners at the house, frustrations with her car and her kids…. She was so quick witted and always made me laugh. She took great care of us here and worked to be able to help all those around her the best she could. I still have a message on my phone from her… She will be missed….. Prayers to all of you.. My faith leads me to believe she is watching over each and everyone of us….

  2. To the family of Andrea, you have my condolences in your loss. When someone you love dies, it is like qlosing an irreplaceable rare-precious jewel. God knows how you feel because he had to endure the pain of His son’s agonizing death. Romans 6:23 says, “For the wages sin pays is death, but the gift God gives is everlasting life by Christ Jesus our Lord.” May you rely on God’s promise that Andrea will live again!

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