Joseph Earl Andrews

Joseph Earl Andrews

Joseph Earl Andrews
May 30, 1941 – December 1, 2021

RALEIGH – Joseph Earl Andrews, 80, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday. He was born in Wake County to the late Joseph Leonard & Mildred Terry Andrews. Earl retired as a Lieutenant from the NC Department of Corrections after 30 years of service. He was a member of Beacon Baptist Church for 58 years where he was an usher and served in many other ways. Earl loved his wife with all his heart, and where you saw one, you saw the other. She will cherish his memory. He truly lived his faith and he and Mozelle’s life verse was Psalm 55:22 “Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.” Earl was preceded in death by his son, Alan Andrews

He is survived by his wife and help mate of 61 years, Mozelle Andrews of the home, his daughter, Deborah M. Andrews, sisters, Peggy Andrews, Mildred Faye Andrews, grandchildren, Thomas Ashley Hodge, Ryan L. Allen, great grandchildren, Charley Hodge & Nora Hodge.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Beacon Baptist Church Missionary Fund.

Funeral service 4 pm, Saturday, Beacon Baptist Church with livestream. Visitation will be 2:30 – 4 pm, prior to the service.

Arrangements are with Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third St., Wendell.


  • JoAnn Whitley Posted December 2, 2021 4:58 pm

    Earl was a delightful person to be around. He always had a story to share or a joke to spare, and he had a great testimony. He will be missed by all who knew him. My condolences to Mozelle and the family.

  • Lee T Spitznagel Posted December 2, 2021 6:58 pm

    Earl was good folks as far as I know. He & Mozelle always were good company when they would visit the service department where I worked. Earl liked to throw a joke or two at me while they were waiting for their van or car. I’m very sorry to hear of Earl’s passing. I send my sympathy to Mozelle at this sad time.

  • Warren & Marie Evans Posted December 6, 2021 10:51 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Mozelle and the family during these difficult days!! Thankful we will see him again one day!! 🙏🙏❤️❤️

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