Edward Benjamin Andrews, Jr.

March 28, 1951 - April 19, 2019
Edward Benjamin Andrews, Jr.


Edward Benjamin “Ben” Andrews Jr. , 68 peacefully passed away at his home on April 19th, 2019.

He was born on March 28, 1951 in Lumberton, NC to the late Edward Benjamin Andrews Sr. and Mary Owens Britt.

Ben is survived by his loving wife Cynthia Harrelson Andrews of 49 years. Daughters, Lisa Mathews (Mike), April Andrews Mathews ( Fiance Ricky Laughter) and a Son Kenneth Daniel Andrews ( Fiance Kendra Rhodes). Seven grandchildren: Megan Strimbu, Madeline Mathews, Haley Mathews, Katie Mathews, Robert Mathews, Sophia Andrews and Nathanial Yeneic. A brother Sonny Andrews(Christine) and sister Edna Flynn.

He is preceded in death by three sisters and one brother Dorothy Simmons, Sue Henke , Catherine Bullington and Jack Andrews.

Ben was a Master Fabricator who worked for Wilmington Iron Works as a supervisor for over 20 years. He then opened a successful business Tri County Welding. Ben loved the outdoors, cooking  barbecue, hunting, fishing and most importantly spending time with his family and friends. An extraordinarily strong, sharp, compassionate and loving husband, father, papa and friend who lived his life to the fullest.

Visitation will be 10am on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel with a funeral service to follow at 11am.

Please share memories and condolences with the family by clicking on the ” Post a Condolence ” tab below.

Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099

Tribute Video


Purchase Flowers

Tribute Wall

Please feel free to sign the guestbook or share a memory



Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


  • April 19, 2019
    Rebecca Watts lit a candle:
    Lit since April 19, 2019 at 4:21:12 PM

  • April 19, 2019
    Kelsey S says:
    Thoughts with you and the family, April.

  • April 19, 2019
    Scott Harrelson says:
    a really good man and uncle...will be miseed.

  • April 20, 2019
    Ellen (and Marty) Watts says:
    Cindi, Lisa, April and Kenneth was so sorry to hear of cousin Bens passing. Keeping you all in my prayers. Saw something today that was a reminder that Jim Flynn passed today in 2012...I hope they are sharing hunting stories together. Cindi special prayers for you lady because I know how long you and Ben have been together. You have a love story and marriage that many could only dream of...your sweet family is evidence of that. Love you all.

  • April 20, 2019
    F L Louise says:
    My deepest sympathy for your loss. Praying that you find comfort in the hearer of prayer knowing that he is always there to carry the burden that we just simply cannot bear, Psalms 55:22. There are simply no words to express your sadness may you be comforted by the God of all comfort through his beloved son Jesus Christ, 2 Corinthians 1:3, 4.