Reba Andrae
(1939 - 2009)

Reba Andrae

November 30, 1939

June 12, 2009

Our beloved mother, Reba, arrived into heaven early in the morning of June 12, 2009. She was an accomplished pianist and musician who loved Jesus and her family. Nothing made her happier than seeing her children and grandchildren excel in their efforts to further the message of hope in Christ. She loved her family without reservation or judgment, and left this world in the same manner ~ quietly, grace-filled, and without announcement. She leaves behind daughters Melodie (Dick) and Missy (Jonathan), and sons Jeffrey and Todd (Julie). She was the proud grandmother of Whitney, Kelsey, Abigail, Hallie, McKayla, Jess, and Maddie.

Reba is fully alive now, in the presence of Jesus, having a tremendous time with the angels working out arrangements for new pieces of music and finding her place in the chorus of those who cheer us on!

" . . . we do not grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope. We believe that Jesus died and rose again and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in Him." (1 Thes. 4:13-14)

For those of you who were able to attend Reba's memorial on June 22, the family says, "Thank you". There was a sweet presence of the Lord that comforted, sustained, and encouraged all who came.

In lieu of flowers, because Reba was adopted, the family requests that donations be made in her honor to the Gladney Center for Adoption.

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It is truly a beautiful tribute to an amazing
woman. What a heritage she has left.
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Bobby and Kim James
February 21st, 2010
Reba and I grew up together in Brownsville, and we both attended the First Baptist Church. Then,we were in the Brownsville High School Choir together.We,also,took piano lessons together from a Mrs.Norton. So,we had many opportunities to make many wonderful memories together. I married Bob Jackson, who also, attended high school with Reba and I. On June 17,1960, when Bob and I married, Reba played the organ at our wedding, and another friend of mine that your Mother knew, Sandy Koonce, sang all the special music with your Mother accompaning her.It was a special day for us, and I'll always remember Reba,and the part she had in making our wedding was special. She was a very talented musican.In fact,Bob and I were members of the First Presbyterian Church in Brownsvile when we married. The church organist there usually played for all the weddings. So, I had to get special permission for Reba to play. I think this was the first time he hadn't played at a wedding in that church.

With moving around, we had lost touch over the years, but a mutual friend emailed me about Reba's death.I want you to know we will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.


Mary Myrtle Herman Jackson
Mary Myrtle Herman Jackson (Grew up together in Brown)
July 14th, 2009
I had the privilege of keeping in touch with Reba through emails since I had moved to Washington State 24 years ago. Prior to that whenever the James Robison Crusade came to the Valley I would go and visit with her after each service. The last time I saw her was when my son was attending Hardin Simmons University and her daughter was singing with the group "Truth". She was one of the most talented people I know. She could hear a song a few times and then sit down and play it. John McKay was truly fortunate to have her as his accompanist for many years. She used her God given talent to serve Him and now she is singing with the angels and is probably their accompanist on the piano. I loved her like a sister. My prayers and condolences to her family and pray they will find comfort in His arms. I know she will be truly missed by all who knew her. Prayerfully, Barbara Jones
Barbara Jones (Friend)
July 12th, 2009
I had the privilege of ministering along side Reba for the last 8 years at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. One of the close bonds that Reba and I shared was the fact that we both considered what we do as ministry and not a profession. Music touched us in some of the deepest ways and we were so delighted to get to share that with others, especially when people need the Lord so desperately during times of loss and disappointment. I was soooo blessed to have had her as a accompanist for as long as I did. She was so much fun to "hang" with during those triple-header funeral days. We shared a lot of laughter and tears over the last 8 years and I loved her dearly. I always told Reba she was so good she could make a tone-deaf person sound good. Hands down she was one of the most accomplished pianist and accompanist around, and she loved worshiping Father through her music. I have missed her over the last few months and will continue to, but I am so thrilled to know that she is not ill, but celebrating in the presence of the Lord. Play on Reba.....
Robin Callahan (friend and co-worker)
June 22nd, 2009
Melodie, thanks for sharing this with us. It is wonderful to know that Reba's talent lives on. I am certain she was very proud of you.........
all of you. This was beautiful.
Suzanne Hardee Trice (Friend (BHS 1958))
June 22nd, 2009
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"I had the privilege of meeting Reba only once, yet her love for our Lord Jesus and His ministry shone through even in that short time. We were blessed to know her if only for a brief time here. I look forward to seeing her in glory."
Geoff Holloway
July 5th, 2009
"I did not have a chance to meet Reba until I was in my 50's. I knew nothing about having such a wonderful, talented half-sister until then. I am so thankful for her life & testimony here on earth. She will always have a special place in my heart!"
Mickie Holloway
July 2nd, 2009
"I worked with Reba back in the 70's when we all traveled with James Robison. She was an amazing musician, but an even more amazing human being--thoughtful, kind, and patient. Her timidity left her when her fingers touched the keyboard. Mike Huckabe"
Mike Huckabee
June 26th, 2009
"Reba certainly has many stars in her crown. The Lord will surely bless her family all the dsya of their lives. Rest in Peace, Reba"
Jackie Farrar OBrien
June 17th, 2009
"I worked with Reba at Mt. Olivet Funeral Home. "Our death is not an end if we can live on in our children and the younger generation. For they are us, our bodies are only wilted leaves on the tree of life." ~Albert Einstein God Bless You"
Kim Beavers
June 17th, 2009

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