Sunrise February 22, 1936 – Sunset December 25, 2020
The Redd, Franklin, Ricks and Davis families announce with deep sadness the homegoing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and friend, Deacon J. Andrew Redd. This sad event occurred on December 25, 2020 at his residence in Rockville, Maryland, United States of America.
Deacon J. Andrew Redd was born February 22, 1936, to the union of Elijah Redd and Esther Franklin Redd of Fortsville, Grand Bassa County, Liberia. This union was blessed with five children: Margaret, Elizabeth, J. Andrew, William, and Menwhe. He was predeceased by his parents and many siblings including, but not limited to, Elizabeth, William, Angie, Emma, Sarah, Francis, Hilary, Joseph, Wesley, AB and Thomas E.
Deacon Redd embraced Christianity at an early age and was ordained Deacon at Providence Baptist Church in Liberia, West Africa. He served as Deacon at First Baptist Church, Fortsville, Liberia and also served as Deacon at Georgia Avenue Baptist Church in the of Silver Spring, United States until his death.
He attended Fortsville Elementary School in Grand Bassa County and later attended Laboratory High School in Monrovia where he graduated with honors. After graduation, he entered the University of Liberia where he obtained a BSc. degree in Accounting. The Peace Corps in Liberia recognized his talents and granted him a full scholarship to attend Georgetown University in Washington, DC, where he graduated with distinction.
J. Andrew Redd was involved in the establishment of the Office of Financial Affairs at the Liberian Embassy in Washington D.C., where he served as the Chief Accountant. He was transferred to the Liberian Consulate as Consul in New York where he worked until the 1980 coup d’état in Liberia. He was recalled to Liberia after the coup to work for President Doe’s administration, starting as Comptroller at the Ministry of Finance. He was later promoted to Deputy Minister for Administration for a year and then subsequently promoted to Auditor General of the Republic of Liberia. Due to the civil crisis in Liberia in 1990, J. Andrew Redd emigrated to the United States of America, where he lived until his homegoing.
Deacon J. Andrew Redd was first married to Musu Kamara Redd, but the marriage was later dissolved after many years. Andrew later married Daisy Ricks Redd, which lasted until his demise.
Deacon J. Andrew Redd leaves to cherish his precious memories, his loving wife Daisy Ricks Redd; two sons, Julius Redd (Nikaela) and Emmanuel Redd (Georgette); Foster son, Nathaniel Mayu (Suzanne); two sisters, Margaret Redd and Menwhe Redd; three grandchildren: Julius M. Redd, Jr., Emmanuel E. Redd, Jr. and Isaac E. Redd; nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of other relatives and friends in the United States of America, Europe, and Liberia. J. Andrew Redd was one of the founders of the Redd Family Organization in the USA and the Organization’s first President. He was an ardent and faithful member of The Providence Baptist Church of Liberia and The Providence Baptist Fellowship, USA. During Deacon Redd entire adult life, he was a Father Figure to all his family members.
May the soul of Deacon J. Andrew Redd rest in perfect peace.
Daisy Ricks Redd (646) 596-1885
Julius Redd (240) 888-3119
Menwhe Redd (412) 242-5810 / (412) 478-5346
Elvira and John Mawolo (443) 535-5309 / (443) 538-0321
Rev. Emmett Dunn (301) 793-1747
Joe Davis (301) 325-7909
Alfreda Tucker- President, Redd Family (919) 475-4065
There will be a Zoom Wake for Andrew on Friday, January 22nd @ 6pm. We are currently working on a program. If you would like to participate in the program (Sing, recite a poem, etc.) please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Topic: Andrew Redd Virtual Wake
Time: Jan 22, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 885 3680 0527
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