ANDRE L. WEST
1979 - 2020
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God's purpose and Divine Will was manifested in our family and in our lives as He peacefully proclaimed the spirit of our beloved son, father, grandfather, brother, grandson, uncle, nephew, cousin, and dear friend, Mr. Andre Lindell West, from this life to eternal life on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in Blackstone, VA.

Andre was born on July 30, 1979 in Queens, NY. At the tender age of 2 weeks his mother returned to Chesterfield, Virginia which became his lifetime home. Andre was baptized at an early age at Bethesda Baptist Church, Colonial Heights, VA where he was a member of the children's choir.

He received his education in the Chesterfield County Public School System and was a 1997 graduate of Lloyd C. Bird High School.

As a young boy and into his preteens, Andre spent a lot of time with his Aunt Emily and Uncle Michael. He accompanied them to many car shows and races. Andre loved detailing cars and would have them looking as if they just came off the showroom floor. Some of his hobbies included working out, cooking, watching football and listening to all genres of music. Andre was infamous for wearing his du-rag. He loved the Lord and was used by God to lead others to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.

Andre's life will be cherished forever by his loving and devoted mother, Kelly West, his fathers Foster West (Deborah) and Luther West (Dominga); his five daughters, Kyra Brown, Justice West, Mikayla Dunham Quigley, Victoria Dunham Quigley and Dakotah Griffin-West, one granddaughter, Alia Henderson, three sisters, Tiffany West, Rosalia Lippa (Louis) and Maria West, 3 brothers, Luther West, Jr., Christopher West and Terrell West, a step-sister, LaToya Jordan and step-brother, Jordan Harper.

He is also survived by his great grandmother, Daisy Dunham, grandmothers, Shirley Dunham Pearmon and Dorothy West; aunts, Kimberly Dunham, Jules Dunham Howie (Myron), Elizabeth Berry (Leo), Vivian West, Paula West and devoted aunt, Emily Turner (Michael), uncles, Jeffrey Dunham (Denise), Herbert West, Stanley West, Larry West, Langston West (Barbara), Anthony West (Peggy), Barney West (Angela) and Craig West, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

The Celebration of Life service will be held 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at Journey Christian Church, 3700 Price Club Boulevard, Midlothian, VA 23112. The church is set-up to allow for social distancing however masks are required.

J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Inc., 102 South Avenue, Petersburg, VA, (804) 732-8911, www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com.
Published in The Progress-Index from Aug. 2 to Aug. 3, 2020.
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August 20, 2020
Dakotah and Daddy
Sending the family so many prayers, and thinking of all of you. We love you so much Andre. Watch over our babygirl from Heaven. We miss you so very much. Until we meet again. We love you, Andre. Rest in Peace❤
Bridget Griffin
Family
August 17, 2020
Sincere condolences to our family on the loss of Andre. Praying for you all and we all love you. Floyd, Yinestra, Nanette, and Marci
Marci Robinson
Family
August 13, 2020
I know you are in heaven so do me a favor and give Sarah kiss on the forehead I kiss my baby for me let them know I'm okay on Earth. Heaven got their number one draft pick and doing time a heaven Hall of famer you will live through me love you bro
Jessie Patterson
Friend
August 5, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Jermaine Fitzgerald
Friend
August 4, 2020
My heart is sad. We were childhood friends and had so much fun playing together on the block. May this family find peace and comfort during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jenika Simmons
Friend
August 4, 2020
Our families thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. My you be surrounded by the love of your family, friends and our God. Peace to you and your family.
Mark Drauszewski
Coworker
August 4, 2020
Kelly, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Bryan Oliff
Friend
August 4, 2020
I am so disheartened that I couldn't be there physically at Andre's homegoing service. However, I was able view the live stream. Andre was loved and will continue to be in everyone's heart. Rest in heaven, Andre!
Love you,
Lakeisha West
Family
August 4, 2020
My heart goes out to the family. I wish to attend today but due to weather n me living near pa I was unable to attend . I so wanted to say my good bye to Dre. When I was down he wrote me this when I was in a group home I will say this to him as he did to me several years ago. I’ll never forget days that we had days that where good days that where bad walks near the lake with your hand in min me kissing your lips time after time I’ll never forget days that we had days that where good and days that where bad. Fly high handsome I love you you was always there for me through out the years you will be greatly missed !
Erica Wandemberg - Rodriguez
Friend
August 4, 2020
To the West Family,
I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of Andre'. The loss of a loved one is always difficult. Reflect on the memories and the love you shared throughout the years and know that he will always be in your heart. The family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Sandra Smith
Friend
August 4, 2020
Andre you left us too soon with so much unsaid. Thank you for the good times, the special moments we had together will not be forgotten, Especially your low laugh under your breath and beautiful smile.
We love you!! God's Peace Always!
Dominga West
August 3, 2020
We are sending our love and prayers during this time of bereavement.
Jack & Yvonne Wilson
Family
August 3, 2020
My deepest condolences to his Mother and Fathers and all of the family. Sending you all my love and prayers during the difficult time.
We love you so much Andre. May you rest in peace. We will miss you dearly. Until we meet again. ❤❤
Bridget Griffin
Family
August 3, 2020
Luther, our heart goes out to you and the family on the loss of your son. I pray you find strength in the Lord our God. Our prayers continue to be with you.
Kenny & Renee' West
Friend
August 3, 2020
Kelly, so sorry for the lost of your beautiful son. May he rest in eternal and everlasting peace. I pray that our most high God strengthen you in this particular time. Sending our love and prayers to you and your entire family.
Dawn McKenzie-Morgan
August 3, 2020
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Rose Gantt
Family
August 3, 2020
Today I'm so deeply sadden to loose one of my heroes growing up man cuz I wish I could have just told you one last time that I love you man RIP to a TRU West I love you cuz yll forever be in my heart thanks for all the times we had and you and Tiffany knocking me down in those backyard football games to help me be the football player I was and to know that you can get knocked down over and over but us west stand together and get back up.
Marcus WestSr
Family
August 2, 2020
Andre was great friend to all of us who knew him though high school, he will missed bye all.
Paul Marretti
Classmate
August 2, 2020
I love you cousin, until we meet again!
Tasha Ree
Family
August 2, 2020
My sincere condolences to the family. Praying that God will comfort you in your darkest times.
Marion Haskins
Friend
August 2, 2020
We were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Andre. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time. May he rest in peace.

Sadly,
Margaret Ann and Clifford Thompson
C.E. & M.A. Thompson
August 2, 2020
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Horace Dabney
Friend
August 2, 2020
Jenni Fridley
Friend
August 2, 2020
Praying God's peace and comfort for you Kelly and your family.
Tammy Smithson
Friend
August 1, 2020
My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family of Andre. May God give you peace and comfort.
Norma Jiggetts
Friend
August 1, 2020
I never thought that at this age I’d have to be in this world without one of my parents. Regardless of what our relationship lacked I’d never want to imagine my world without you in it. I loved you, not just because you were you, but because of everything that you stood for. You were such a strong, faith-based man, and you made sure that we knew that God was your hero. When I think of you I think of how possible it is to look to God to make it through each day, no matter the obstacle. I will forever be grateful for everything that you’ve taught me in life, intentional or not. I will never let Alia forget you. Until we meet again dad ❤
Kyra
Daughter
August 1, 2020
Brian Harris
Family
August 1, 2020
Rest in peace my friend you will truly be missed
Vickie Lethco
Friend
August 1, 2020
Rest in peace Andre, you were a beautiful person that I had the pleasure of knowing, you have your wings, and
you will be missed deeply,
Norma L Fletcher
Family
August 1, 2020
Losing a child is an almost unbearable pain. My prayers and thoughts are with you all .
Brenda Person
Family
August 1, 2020
RIP Andre. You were always one smooth dude. Your family is in my prayers.
Corey Whisnant
Classmate
August 1, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Gladys Fay Perkins Johnson
Family
August 1, 2020
He always had to be camera ready
Andre, I miss you so much but I know your at peace now. Prayers for all family and friends Dre was truly a great one gone to soon.
Ann Deal
Friend
August 1, 2020
To Tiffany, Foster, and the entire West Family,
"Weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning." I was saddened to hear about Andre's passing. Sending heartfelt prayers and condolences to you during this time of bereavement. Praying God will give you comfort, peace, and strength during these difficult days ahead.
Mary Kelly
Friend
July 31, 2020
To the family of Andre West, My heart was sadden to hear of your loss. My prayer is God will be there to share your struggles and heal your pains. I thank God for the time I share with him and he will always be "The little boy with big bowtie." His handsome smile will be truly missed. With the love of Christ,
Barbara Damico
Friend
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