Andrew and Martha England

Born on July 17, 1930

Departed on May 2, 2010 and resided in Nashville, TN

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Age 79 and Age 82 of Nashville, passed away together May 2, 2010 due to recent floods. Andy and Martha were married 59 years and attended St. Ann's Catholic Church. They had 6 children: Andy Brenda, Evelyn Richard Valiquette, David Lucia, Mark Denna, Sandy Daryl Downey, Kenny Wendy; 13 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Andy was born in London, Ohio to Christopher and Emily England and had one sister Shirley. After 2 years in the Air Force he worked for South Central Bell for 35 yrs before retiring in the late 80's. He loved to fish and be outdoors and could often be seen working in the yard pulling weeds or trying to find anything to keep busy. He never passed up a good meal or the time to play a game or tell a story to his grandchildren. Martha was born in Knoxville, TN to John L. and Dixie O' Connor. She was the youngest daughter of 11 sisters and 1 younger brother. She never worked outside the home but had her hands full raising 6 kids. She never drove a car and could often be seen taking a walk probably to get a break from the kids and Andy. In her younger years you would see her sunbathing in the backyard or tending to her many flowers which she loved. A child of the depression she never craved anything flashy or fancy. She never met a stranger and loved to talk and play a game of high stakes bingo at the community center. Although she stood barely 5 ft tall and was very fragile she had no trouble holding a grandchild in her lap for a hug. Andy and Martha had lived in the same neighborhood in West Nashville since 1955 and had many good friends and neighbors who they loved and cared about. They will be deeply missed and never forgotten. The family will receive friends on Saturday, May 8 and Sunday, May 9 from 4 to 8 p.m. at West Harpeth Funeral Home, 6962 Charlotte Pike Nashville- 615 352-9400. A funeral mass will be held on Monday, May 10 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Ann's Catholic Church on Charlotte Pike. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Luke's Community Center.

12 Comments to Andrew and Martha England

  1. Connie Potter
    May 5, 2010 12:00 am

    So sorry for your loss,i remember The Englands from West Nashville,and went to school with David and Lucia at Cohn.
    Please find peace in knowing they are happy and at peace because they are together

  2. Dianne & Frank Sharp
    May 5, 2010 12:00 am

    Dear England Family,
    Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Martha and Andy have a special place in my heart. My Mama Helen loved her sister and shared so many giggles and lovely stories about her and Andy. Before Mama passed away, she and Martha would talk on the phone. It was good for both of them.
    Please know we are so sorry, and know you are loved.

  3. Gil Bailie
    May 6, 2010 12:00 am

    Martha and Andy were two of the kindness and most joyful people I’ve ever known. I will treasure their memory.

    May 6, 2010 12:00 am


  5. Brenda Gordon
    May 6, 2010 12:00 am

    I never met Martha and Andrew but my heart goes out to The England Family. I am engaged to Louis Sonny Anderson. I’ve heard many wonderful family stories. You are in my prayers. God bless all of you. May you find peace knowing they are together in a wonderful place….Brenda Gordon

  6. Margaret and Malcolm Fontenot
    May 7, 2010 12:00 am

    Our prayers and condolances are with your family. We are having a Mass said in our parish so that some of the folks who knew your Mom and Dad here can have the opportunity to celebrate and remember their lives.

  7. Ann Coverdale
    May 7, 2010 12:00 am

    Tavis and Lucas, We are so sorry to hear that your grandparents died in the flood. We know that you will miss them very much. We will pray for you and your family.
    With love and sympathy,
    Ann Coverdale, Claudia McNatt
    and John Coverdale

  8. carl and diane graves
    May 8, 2010 12:00 am

    mark and family so sorry for your loss i know they were wonderful people

  9. Mike Anderson
    May 9, 2010 12:00 am

    Heartfelt thoughts to family…such memories of laughter and devotion.

  10. Grace
    May 9, 2010 12:00 am

    What a beautiful tribute to your parents that their obituary reflects how much they enjoyed life and loved their family. I lost my parents only 19 days apart, but I was comforted by knowing that they are together. I hope you too will find peace in knowing your mom and dad are with one another. God bless you.

  11. Priscilla Jordan
    May 9, 2010 12:00 am

    You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. You do not know me and I do not know you. I read the obit and wanted to send this note for support for you during this time.

  12. Lorie Russell
    May 13, 2010 12:00 am

    I was born and raised there in West Nashville. I go to White
    Bluff Church of Christ. Im am so sorry for the loss of your parents,grand parents, and great grand parents. They rest with the Lord now. Im keeping you in my prayers.