Clara Brackett Andrews, 90, of Marion passed away December 8, 2021 at Rose Hill Retirement Community. A native of Burke County, she was born on December 20, 1930 to the late Ben and Nettie Brackett. She was a Seventh-day Adventist who loved God and taught Bible studies much of her life.
Clara graduated from Glen Alpine High School and Queens College before working in Washington, DC with immigration and naturalization where her knowledge in linguistics was invaluable. It was in DC where she met and married her late husband Raymond Andrews, a US Navy corpsman, and had a beautiful family. She went on to complete nursing studies at Isothermal Community College after raising her children. In her later years her greatest love was for the Lord Jesus and his salvation.
Clara is survived by daughter, Karen and her son Justin; son, Mark and his sons, Thomas and Daniel; daughter, Raye; great grandchildren, William and Bethany; and sister, Ellen Hardin.
In addition to her parents and husband, Clara was preceded in death by her daughter, Vikki; brothers, Fons and Clyde Brackett; and sisters, Edna Manz, Edith Maples, Margie Brown, and Blanche Serra.
The family will have a celebration of life for her on December 20, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. at Beam Funeral Service with Ted Brackett officiating.