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Ida Mae Shanks Andrews

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The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures.
He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul; he leadeth me into the path of righteousness for His name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of death I will fear no evil: Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. 
Ida Mae Shanks Andrews was born Nov. 2, 1925, to the late Julius and Ina O. Shanks Handy in Osyka, Miss. She departed this life Oct. 21, 2008, in Las Cruces.
She was united in matrimony to the late Willard Andrews Sr. That union was blessed with six children: Willard Andrews Jr., of Detroit, Mich.; Cleo Davis and her husband, Burnis, of Alamogordo; and Brenda J. Haddley, of Chicago. Three infant children preceded her in death.
In addition to her children she leaves to cherish her memory four sisters, Cleo Williams, Hazel Garrett, Mildred Bennett and Fanny Ruth Handy; a brother, Otha Lee Handy; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Julius Shanks and Ina O. Shanks Handy; three sisters, Clotiele Thompson, Maida Burris and Alma Carter; two brothers, Willie Handy and Julius Shanks; and one grandson, Michael Davis.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008, at Corinth Baptist Church with Assistant Pastor Kershaw Williams officiating.
Pallbearers include Houston Bickham Jr., Darrell Bickham, Burnis Davis, Brandan Davis, Charles Reliford and Leonard Lewis.
Internment will follow at Monte Vista Cemetery.
The Andrews family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the funeral arrangements.

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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Oct. 22 to Nov. 7, 2008
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