Selma M. Rahall Andrews
Selma Andrews passed from this earth early on Sunday, September 27, 2020 after battling severe health problems. She was 86 years old. She was born on November 6, 1933 in Beckley, WV to Samuel and Amelia (Kerbawy) Rahall. She was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School.
She worked for the State of West Virginia Job Services for 33 years before retiring. After getting bored with retirement, she went back to school and graduated from The Registry of the American Medical Technologists as a Certified Phlebotomy Technician. Selma was a member of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church for many, many years where she was a member of the choir, the Women’s Auxiliary and Women of the Holy Myrrhbears. She baked and served baklawa to many thousands. Selma was a faithful member of the church that was known and loved by all.
She is survived by her daughters Lisa and Laura Andrews, her sister Mary Elizabeth (Rahall) Bassett; her niece Lila Ellison, grand-nieces Laren and Kelly Ellison and great grand-niece Holli Kameron; niece Sarah Bassett, grand-niece Diana Mederos, and grand-nephew Michael Mederos; brother-in-Law Mark (Verna) Andrews and Sister-in Law Ethel (Wendell) Meador.
Services will be officiated by Very Revered Father Samuel Haddad, St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, 211 South Heber Street, Beckley. The viewing from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm on Tuesday, September 29, at the church. Please wear masks/facial covering and practice normal social distancing. At 8:15pm the Trisagion Prayers of Mercy will be offered. A graveside service will be held for Friends and Family on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 2:15 pm at Sunset Memorial Park, 1925 Harper Road, Beckley, WV. Again please wear a mask/facial covering.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any gifts or donations be made to St. Nicholas Orthodox Church.
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