Andrea Sanders Boaz, age 70, affectionately called “Bo” or “Boaz” was born on August 3, 1949 to the union of Jimmie and Elzora Means Sanders. She departed this earthly life to a heavenly life on Thursday, February 20, 2020.
Mrs. Boaz graduated from Howard High School Class of 1967, Lane College with Bachelor of Biology Degree in 1975, and Trevecca Nazarene University in 1989 with M.S. in Education and was 2000 graduate of The Citizens Police Academy.
She then became employed with the Hamilton County School System where she taught Math and Science at Howard High and Dalewood Middle School where she taught for 29 years.
She was member a member of Mt. Paran Missionary Baptist Church where she served on the Board of Trustees.
She was a board member of the Hazel Elizabeth Robinson Bowles Foundation, a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., East Tennessee State Funeral Directors and Morticians Association, Tennessee State Funeral Directors and Morticians Association, and Lane College Alumni Chattanooga Chapter.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Boaz Jr.; parents Jimmie and Elzora Means Sanders; brother, Marvin Sanders; sister, Gale S. Frederique; and grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.
“Bo” was loved and will be missed by her family and friends. Survivors include her children, Stephanie E. Boaz of Chattanooga and Jamie L. (Clifford) Boaz of Atlanta, Ga.; honorary sons her nephews, Alvin S. Frederique Sr. and Jeffrey Frederique; and godson, Louis Lumsden, all of Chattanooga, Tn.; grandchildren, Destaneh K. Nichols, Trenateh T. Terry, Teddy T. Terry, Jr., Aaliyah J. Frederique, Alvin S. Frederique Jr. and Nyreona Ward, all of Chattanooga, Tn.; one aunt and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.
A funeral service will be held Thursday, March 5, at noon at Mt. Paran Missionary Baptist Church, 1319 Moss St, Chattanooga, TN 37411, with Minister Michael Bennett, eulogist and Rev. John McClarty, presiding.
The Ivy Beyond the Wall Ceremony will be held from 6-7 p.m. and family will receive friends following from 7-8:30 p.m. at the church on Wednesday, March 4.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Willis Funeral Home, Inc., Dalton, Ga.