Miriam “Margaret” Adams Andrews, 93, of Center, Texas, passed away on February 19, 2021 in Center. She was born on August 11, 1927 in Roganville, Texas to Arthur and Miriam Sheffield Adams.
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, February 22, 2021 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
A visitation will be held prior to the service from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM in Mangum Funeral Home Chapel.
Margaret is survived by:
George Andrews and wife, Tonya
She was preceded in death by: Husband, Lee Norris Andrews; Parents, Arthur and Miriam Sheffield Adams; Son, Matthew Lee Andrews; and Grandson, Nicholas Andrews.
Pallbearers will be Bradley Andrews, John Andrews, Cole McAdams, Josh McAdams, Daniel Andrews and Phillip Andrews.
Margaret was born in Roganville, Texas, Jasper County. Growing up with 9 brothers and sisters, Margaret learned the meaning of responsibility and hard work at a young age. Upon graduation, she moved to Center to live with her sister, Thelma and that is where she met Norris Andrews. They married August 1, 1946 just before her nineteenth birthday. Of course, money was scarce in most households, so Margaret decided to make a little extra money by sewing baby clothes. Her first paying job was as a seamstress. She was hired by Linnie Lucas to make baby clothes for Claude.
She enjoyed her role as a homemaker and was an excellent seamstress. She made many of her children’s clothes and continued to sew dresses for Claudine until very recently. After a while, she worked at the telephone company as an operator. Margaret loved her job as an operator because guess what? She loved to talk, and she loved people. When the phone company moved to Nacogdoches, Margaret chose to stay home. Part of staying home is all the cooking. Margaret was a fabulous cook and loved to cook for her family. Sunday night dinner at her table was always a treat with homemade everything such as fried chicken, biscuits, gravy, sweet potatoes, cakes, and of course George’s yearly “Tiger Stripe” birthday cake.
She put a smile on the face of anyone that was blessed to get a slice of deliciousness from her oven.
The love of her life passed away on December 31, 1977 and being capable and determined, Margaret landed on her feet and got a job at Brown Drug. She continued to work there and then on to Eckerds for a short time. Before too long, Margaret began working at Medico Pharmacy where she ended her working career after 20 years of service at the age of 80. Margaret loved her customers as well as they did her. She was so good at remembering their names and faces. Upon retirement, Margaret filled her days with phone conversations, working in her yard, and cooking.
She loved Jesus, her family and Short Methodist Church. Margaret was known as a true Christian friend.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Methodist Childrens House in memory of Miriam Andrews.
To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit www.mangumfh.net.
Services are being managed by Mangum Funeral Home in Center, TX.