Sybil Andrews

Dell Andrews

Saturday, January 29th, 1944 - Sunday, May 31st, 2020
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Sybil Dell Forrest Andrews, a loving mother and dedicated educator, passed away peacefully on May 31, 2020, at her home in Waxahachie, TX, in the presence of her three sons.

Born on Jan. 29, 1944, in Longview, TX, Dell graduated from Waxahachie High School in 1962. She earned a BA from Southern Methodist University, where she was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha. She taught at Shackleford and Marvin Elementary Schools in Waxahachie for more than 25 years, retiring in 2005 after impacting the lives of hundreds of students.

Dell was a sweet, gentle woman who touched everyone she met with her kindness. She was an avid reader, participating in multiple book clubs. In addition to being a teacher, Dell was also a lifelong student of history especially that of the state of Texas. She was always quick to speak up for those who lacked a voice, and she gave generously to charity. She was known for her love of cats; she cared for countless felines throughout her lifetime. But her greatest passion was her family.

Dell is preceded in death by her parents, William Bird Forrest, Jr. and Sybil McNair Forrest; sister, Bette Forrest Reaser; and brother-in-law, Donald F. Reaser.

She is survived by her son, Bill Borders and his wife Christie of Aurora, IL; son, John F. Andrews of Poughkeepsie, NY; son, Jeff Andrews of Brooklyn, NY; granddaughters, Mackenzie Borders of Austin, TX, and Paige Borders of Iowa City, IA; nephew, David Forrest Anderson of Richmond, TX; numerous cousins in the Forrest and McNair families; and, of course, her two precious cats, Sadie and Tummer.

Visitation will be at noon on Thursday, June 4, 2020, at Boze Mitchell McKibbin Funeral Home in Waxahachie, with memorial services following at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Dell asked that memorials be made to: Sims Library in Waxahachie, Ellis County Museum, Habitat for Humanity in Ellis County, Rainbow Room Ellis County, Historic Waxahachie, Inc., or Waxahachie Care.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, June 4th, 2020 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Thursday, June 4th, 2020 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home Chapel
    511 W. Main St.
    Waxahachie, Texas 75165
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  • Service

    Thursday, June 4th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Thursday, June 4th, 2020 2:00pm
    Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home Chapel
    511 W. Main St.
    Waxahachie, Texas 75165
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Thursday, June 4th, 2020 |
    Thursday, June 4th, 2020
    Hillcrest Burial Park
    2351 West Highway 287 Business
    Waxahachie, Tx 75165
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Mary Lou Blair

Posted at 08:15pm
I will always treasure the years spent as Dell’s next door neighbor in Ohio. Especially memorable the Christmas Eve when Santa Claus showed up for five little boys, Jeff wasn’t born yet. Also the Holiday dinners and the neighborhood good times. Dell was a devoted mother and a sincere friend. And I have to admit her heart belonged in Texas. Condolences from Mary Lou Blair and sons Derek, Jeremy and Jon.

Sandra Yowell

Posted at 03:40pm
Jeff and family, I was saddened to hear of your mom’s passing. She was such a sweet lady and so proud of her sons and grandkids. I didn’t see her much after we retired from shackelford but what a treat when we did bump into each other. So fun catching up. She will be missed!

Marilyn and Ronnie Benedict

Posted at 10:48am
We were deeply saddened to hear about your loss. Our son, Bret, was a student of Mrs. Andrews in the early 90's at Shackelford Elementary. We feel honored Dell was a part of our lives. She was a very special teacher and a wonderful woman. We are thankful for her kind way and grateful of the useful teachings and guidance provided by Dell. May the memories held deep inside your heart help to comfort you during this most difficult time. With deepest sympathy, Ronnie, Marilyn and Bret Benedict

John Reglin

Posted at 03:52pm
John Reglin
A precious girl and woman whom I've known for 70 years. God bless you and your family, Dell.

Jim Bryce

Posted at 02:31pm
Dell was a wonderful and happy person who always radiated positive energy. I recall her as a cheerleader, perhaps the most enthusiastic. In recent years I've passed through Waxahachie a few times and taken an hour or so to visit her and her adorable cats. Her ready smile and great conversation brought joy to countless friends over the years. -- Jim Bryce

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