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January 15, 2024
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Family will receive friends on Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m. at Meredith Temple Church of God in Christ, 1158 Mt. Vernon Avenue, Columbus, OH 43203.
Andrew J. Colbert-Garr departed from this world on January 15, 2024 like a bright light fading away, but yet his smile, and his light shine brightly in the hearts of those that he has touched. As the sun sets upon the physical life of Andrew, we look back over his life with mixed emotions remembering the good times and allowing the peace of God to help us through this time of sorrow.
Andrew was born on March 21, 1995 to Lisa Colbert, right here in Columbus, Ohio. In 2011, Andrew honored Terrance Garr with the privilege of becoming his adopted father, where he attended Livingston Elementary School where he sang in the choir and attempted to learn the violin; Franklin Alternative Middle School where he again sang in the choir; Whetstone High School, where he participated in choir, and the Downtown High School with a focus on Early Childhood Education. Andrew was a member of the 2009-2010 City Year Young Heroes program.
Andrew attended the Meredith Temple Church Of God In Christ, where he served on the Usher Board and in the Media Ministry, as well as being a part of the Youth Department. Andrew was willing to serve and to learn new things, especially if it meant meeting new people.
Andrew was a hard worker. He used to volunteer, along with his adopted brother RaShawn Young-Garr at Meredith Temple’s food pantry with Elder Michael Oden. He has worked various jobs, sometimes 2 or 3 jobs at time.
Andrew loved to go various places, always wanting to be on the go because he hated the boredom that came with just sitting around doing nothing. Most of all he loved to talk and laugh with family and friends. His laughter was infectious in a great way!
Andrew was an unique individual with a big heart that he extended to many. Andrew loved children, animals and cars. He was a curious child, always asking questions and wanting to know things, especially about cars and cell phones. He had a cat named Jackson, who he loved very much. But most of all, Andrew loved his family. No matter what the situation, he loved his mom, his sister, his nephews and his extended family. Andrew probably never met a stranger because strangers became acquaintances, and acquaintances became friends and friends became family.
Andrew was proceeded in death by his grandparents. He leaves to cherish his memory his mother, Lisa Colbert, one sister Denise Colbert, one brother William Colbert, nephews Kyeil and Nhyjil Colbert, his adopted father, Terrance D. Garr, and adopted brother RaShawn Young-Garr, and a host of other family and friends – too numerous to mention, but know that he loved each of you.