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Deborah Andrews

September 12, 1956 — March 23, 2024

Deborah Andrews

Deborah (Debbie) Andrews,  Mother, grandmother, sister, friend and remarkable woman passed away evening of March 23, 2024 at the age of 67 after a recent diagnosis/battle with Leukemia. She was born on September 12, 1956, in Monroe, Michigan to parents Rosella and Letcher Collette.

She is survived by her children: Ann Dawson and Nicole Oros-Medina; her long time ex-partner/friend David Duckworth; Sisters: Lana, Rita, and Ida; Brothers: Audie and Dale as well as many grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends. 

Debbie was predeceased by her mother Rosella; her father Letcher;  Brothers: Gary, Greg, Darrell, and Glenn; Sisters: Mona, and Patricia; her son Anthony Andrews; son-in-law Robert Dawson along with Great granddaughter Rylynn. 

Deborah enjoyed spending time at home, watching movies and her favorite show Walking Dead. She also enjoyed playing card  games and dice ( she always won ). Debbie loved listening to music and dancing and was the most wonderful cook. She loved her amazing grandchildren, spending time with her friends and, when she could, she loved traveling. 

Debbie dedicated her life to being a fantastic and wonderful mother. She felt so proud of each of her daughters and grandchildren and never passed a moment to share that with each and every one, supporting them through the many passions and difficulties of their lives. 

Debbie never thought twice about herself when it came to anyone she loved that needed her. 

Deborah leaves behind cherished memories in the hearts of all that knew her. She will be truly missed but never forgotten as she was the glue of the family that kept us all together. 

A Celebration of Life will be held on a later date to be determined providing an opportunity for friends and loved ones to come together and honor Deborah as an amazing woman.

Debbie's journey may have come to an end, but her memory will live on through all who loved her. She lived a life filled with love, and beauty.

"Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard but always near, still loved, still missed, and always here. "

The family requests that any donation be made to Deborah's GoFundMe:
 for any expenses that have occurred for services and cremation and other. Thank you.

While visiting Erich’s webpage at please sign the guestbook and/or share a memory with the family. 

The family is being assisted by the Avink Funeral Home & Cremation Society, 129 S. Grand St. in Schoolcraft. 269 679-5622.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Deborah Andrews, please visit our flower store.


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