Mr. Andre Smith
Andre Smith entered eternal rest on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at East Georgia Regional Medical Center in Statesboro, Georgia. Graveside service will be held on Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 11 a.m. at the Greater New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery in Oconee, Georgia.
Andre was born Andre John Carter on August 31, 1967. He was born into the New York Foster Care System, sadly never knowing his biological parents or family. At the age of six Andre was placed in what would eventually be his "forever home.” He was blessed with a complete family . . . mother, father, sisters, brothers and other children in and out.
In 1975, Andre joined the Smith family when they moved from New York to Georgia. In 1977, Andre was officially adopted and became a beloved part of the Smith family.
Andre was preceded in death by his father, Ulyses Smith and grandmother, Alice Hutchinson.
Andre was in the class of 1987 at Washington County High School. He was an avid football fan, playing football in high school. Andre was a fan of the Washington County Golden Hawks and a diehard Dallas Cowboys fan. He worked faithfully for Claxton Chicken in Claxton, Georgia for over 25 years.
Andre leaves to cherish his memories his mother, Marion Smith of Sandersville, GA; daughter, Alanna Andrea Carter-Smith; siblings: Ulyses (Hester) Smith of Sandersville, GA, Tremayne (Annie) Smith of Sandersville, GA, Ursula Minor of Stapleton, GA, Sheila Beckford Sadler of Milledgeville, GA, Edwin (Lura) Beckford of Pennsylvania, Noel (Milagro) Beckford of Washington, DC; beloved nieces and nephews: Uneshia, Kimberly, Jacory, Taylor, Simona, Crystal, Andrew, Sasha, Gary, Steven, Larry and Elaine; nine great nieces and nephews including Keyiana; devoted friends: Errake Garvin, Angela Reese and Lisa Dudley-Stevenson; a host of beloved family, classmates, coworkers and friends.