Andrea Hope, beloved daughter of Sally Schram Wood and the late Dr. Donald Dixon Wood, was embraced by Jesus Himself early on the morning of January 6, 2024.
In addition to her mother, she is also survived by her brothers, Micah Thomas and Jared Luke; her sister-in-law, Courtney; her much-loved nephew, Caleb John (CJ); aunts and uncles, Charles and Bobbie Schram, Buddy and Joan Rampey, Dave and Anne Medders, Pete and Kim Wood, and Dan and Kelly Wood; and numerous cousins.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her grandparents, Rev. and Mrs. Andrew Dixon Wood and Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Thomas Schram; and two special cousins, Caleb Samuel Medders and John Christopher Wood.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of ALIVE Wesleyan Church in Central, SC, on Saturday, January 13, 2024. Visitation will begin at 10:00. The burial will be private.
Memorials may be made in Andrea's honor to the Wood Fund at Southern Wesleyan University, 907 Wesleyan Drive, Central, SC 29630.
Andrea was a graduate of D. W. Daniel High School and Southern Wesleyan University. She found her calling in the elementary school classroom, especially the lower grades. Having no children of her own, she considered her students to be her “babies,” and she was drawn to those whose lives created much space for the love she had to give. Some of those students maintained contact with her into adulthood, even inviting her to attend special events in their lives.
Andrea’s life was marked by her vivacious spirit, her helpfulness, her creativity, and her sense of humor. It was said that she mastered her father’s sense of wit and sarcasm! Those who know the family well will consider this a compliment! Her ability to create friendships with countless individuals has been evidenced in these days following her homegoing. She possessed a positive outlook and a tenacity that served her well throughout her life . . . and even into her final days of serious illness.
We will remember her and praise her Father God for her life and influence. In her final days, she and her mother relied heavily on Isaiah 41:10, “Do not fear; do not be dismayed, for I am the Lord your God. I will help you and uphold you with My righteous right hand.”
And He did!
Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home is assisting the family.