Petrona Agatha Andrews

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April 15, 1962 ~ November 3, 2022

Resided in: Bedford, Texas

Petrona Agatha “Mariam” Andrews, 60, passed away on Thursday, November 3, 2022 in Bedford, Texas.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Saturday, November 19, at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington. Interment: Moore Memorial Gardens, Arlington. Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Friday, November 18, at the funeral home.

Mariam was born on April 15, 1962 in Jamaica to Aldyn Smith and Pearl McDonald. She married Klay Fleflea Andrews on January 13, 1984. Mariam loved to work and enjoyed working as a reservationist for Delta Airlines for 25 years.

She loved God and had a strong Christian faith. Mariam was the foundation that held everything together. She was a selfless person with a big heart and gave what she could to others.

Mariam loved to shop; her favorite stores were JCPenney and Ross. She liked to look her best and always kept her hair done. She enjoyed socializing and never met a stranger. Mariam enjoyed cooking for her friends and family. She dearly loved her children, grandchildren and family and enjoyed spending time with them. She will be dearly missed.

Mariam was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Leroy Chin; and sisters, Judy McDonald, Valerie Muthra and Audrey Smith.

Survivors: Husband, Klay Andrews; sons, Heston Andrews and wife, Krystal and St. John Andrews and Brittany; daughter, Ahteina Andrews; brother, Shani Negair and wife, Janet; sisters, Paulette Smith, Claudette Smith Mackie and Joy Smith and husband, Brian; and grandchildren, Tyme, Lauren, Neaveh, St. Jah, Messiah, Zodi and Heaven.

Broadcast Date:

Wade Family Funeral Home Broadcast


Public Visitation: November 18, 2022 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Room: Chapel

Wade Funeral Home and Crematory
4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76013


Funeral Service: November 19, 2022 1:00 pm

Room: Chapel

Wade Funeral Home and Crematory
4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76013


Interment: November 19, 2022 2:30 pm

Moore Memorial Gardens
1219 North Davis Drive
Arlington, TX 76012

(817) 275-2711

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Memories Timeline


  1. CandleImageI will deeply miss you PA (Petrona Andrews) and will cherish our good/sweet memories forever. We did not make our Girl Trip to Jamaica together. However, I will still visit Jamaica, talk to you while I travel there, and know that you are with me SPIRITUALLY the entire trip. I will call your name several times. Please give me a sign showing me you are indeed with me. I will miss your tasty Jamaican meals, too. I will miss your beautiful smile and laughter. I will deeply miss you my good friend. Keep watch over us. Heaven gained a beautiful, unconditional and endless loving Angel. Rest in Paradise/Peace my good friend PA.

  2. CandleImageI love you mama P! You are my bestest friend . We could talk about whatever anything you and I knew that the bond we share was knit tight. You are funny , strong, sassy , real & just a woman of many many hats. You always fed the family made sure we had what we needed. You are truly God’s Angel ! I love you and miss you dearly. I could write a book about you. But until we meet again dance it up in paradise for me ! Muah love Lolly ❤️

  3. CandleImageI’m Thankful for you and how you always made sure I was well. You loved to talk about your day and the amazing food you cooked every day and night; I’m going to miss that!
    As much as I’m going to miss you physically I’m at ease knowing that you are at rest and free. Much love-Tiff ❤️ 🕊

  4. You was a light to us all, you was the foundation and strength to the family. You showed me how to love unconditionally and how to serve. Thank you for teaching me that family is everything and always give in spite of. I love you and know your legacy leaves through us all.

    Brittany R

  5. CandleImagePetrona, I love you friend I miss you dearly. You were a true angel one of a kind . I still can’t believe you left us . Rest in heaven Jamaican queens 💜

  6. I met Petrona Andrews when we both worked at American Airlines, she was my first Jamaican friend when I migrated to the USA. She took me around Dallas and showed me the ropes, explained to me the good and bad about what to expect living here. She was a kind loving mother and always put her family first. She was also very personable and “Funny” always knew some sort of funny jokes, especially old Jamaican folklore, she truly knew how to put a smile on people’s faces, mostly always saw the glass half full. I was very heart-broken when I leaned of her passing, you will truly be miss Sis, continue to RIP.

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