Andra Sparks (Rellford) Shankle

Published 9:02 am Wednesday, June 13, 2018


Andra Sparks (Rellford) Shankle age 79 of Orange,TX Passed away June 6th, 2018 in Port Arthur, TX. She was a resident of Orange, TX for 55 years and a native of Center, TX

Andra was a mighty warrior in Christ, She was a prayer warrior and Intercessor. Andra did Orange County Jail ministry, federal prison ministry at Mark Styles unit in Beaumont, TX. She received Golden Triangle Baptist Association (BMT) Volunteer Chaplaincy Certificate. She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church for 15years prior to moving her current membership to Community Christian Church

Andra was apart of the Women to Women group, Women Aglow, hostess at church, a usher board member, Eastern Star member and was apart of the choir. Our mother wore many hats, she was a planner, she was a encourager, had many dreams.

Andra was a great and loving mother, she loved her children and always wanted what was best for them. She loved life and was a people person, she will be remembered by her beautiful “Smile” and her hats.

She was proceeded in death by parents Annie R. Nash and Carl Nash and a brother Lonza Carrol

She leaves to cherish her memory Sons: Willie (Doris), Chris (Rica), Billye “Paco” (Denise), Kelvin (Kristi). Daughters: Veronica, Caronda “Susie” (Charles). 17 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild.

Services will be held at North Orange Baptist Church 4775 N. 16th St. Orange, TX Saturday June 16th, 2018 at 11:00 AM, visitation will be from 9AM-11:00AM. Interment will be at Magnolia Memorial Garden Cemetery 5215 N. 16thSt. Orange, TX