Andrew Marshall Whittington

April 9, 1972 - December 31, 2017
Andrew Marshall Whittington

Andrew Marshall Whittington, 45, of Wilmington, passed away on Sunday, December
31, 2017, at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCareCenter in Wilmington. He was the
beloved husband of Charity Rose Miller Whittington, and father to Andrew Marshall
“Whit” Whittington, Jr.

Andy was born April 9, 1972, in Robeson County to Nancy Cook Whittington of
Rowland, NC, and the late John H. Whittington. He earned a B.A. in music from the
University of North Carolina – Wilmington (UNCW), and completed his Master of Music
graduate work at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. As a noted jazz pianist,
Andy was a faculty member in the Department of Music at UNCW, taught many
students piano privately, and performed regularly in the Wilmington community over the
years. In addition to his love of music, Andy loved his animals and was the keeper of
beautiful aquariums, practiced meditation and mindfulness, and treasured spending
time with his loved ones.

Andy is survived by his mother, Nancy; wife, Charity; only son, Whit; siblings: John H.
Whittington Jr. and his wife Rose Mary, Doug Whittington and his wife Eleanor, both of
Rowland, Dean Whittington of Columbia Falls, MT., Maxwell H. Whittington and wife
Michelle of Lumberton, and Susan Pate and her husband Thomas of Bartow, Fl.; and
many nieces and nephews. In addition, Andy was dearly loved by his many extended
friends and family.

A celebration of Andy’s life and spirit will be held on Friday, January 5, 2018, at 2 pm in
the Wilmington Funeral Chapel. The family will receive relatives and friends following
the service.

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  • January 03, 2018
    Joe Miller says:
    Who couldn't love Andy. He was a bright and shining star and his memory will shine on, in all of us who loved him.

  • January 04, 2018
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  • January 04, 2018
    James/Jeff Thames says:
    Andy was such a sweet person. Known him since he was a small child. He will truely be missed. Prayer for the family.

  • January 05, 2018
    Tyler says:
    Very sorry for your loss. I hope you can find some comfort from the words at Psalms 147:3 that says; "He is healing the broken hearted ones and is binding up their painful spots." God as the hearer of prayer will comfort you in the days ahead as you remember Mr. Whittington. Please take a look at this short video that gives us hope for the future.

  • January 05, 2018
    Casiphia says:
    Mr. Whittington was a great teacher: enthusiastic, kind, hilarious, passionate, talented, and just like his name, witty. He kept us laughing the entire class, while teaching us to play piano-now THAT takes skill. He was loved by all of his students. I am so sorry for your loss. May Jesus comfort you during this very difficult time. Please let us know how to make a donation to the family.