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Jim Guidry Commentaries Hurricane Ike Remembered
In Remembrance
Andril James Syes
Wynn Funeral Home

Andril, a  long-time resident of Galveston, moved to the Island in 1939.  She was a lifelong, faithful member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church.  She was an  enthusiastic and active member of Ladies of Auxiliary, the Women's Club, the Altar Society and St. Monica Society.  In addition, she was honored to have been named Holy Rosary Church Mother of the Year.    She shared her love and kindness with family and friends and was affectionately known as Mama Syes.  Whenever possible, Andril lent a helping hand to her children, grandchildren, other family members and friends.  No matter what the situation was, she was available to help.
Andril was preceded in death by her husband, Odeh V. Syes, two sons, Otis and Gilbert and her eight siblings.  She was the youngest of nine children.
Andril is survived by her son, Eugene; thirteen grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.  She will be sorely missed by her loving family members; devoted daughter-in-law Zola Syes; granddaughter, Sandra Simpson (Alfred);  grandson, Troy Syes (Teresa) and niece, Wynell Ruben.  Devoted friends, Mr. and Mrs. Edward and Fannie Hightower and Mrs. Mary L. Thomas of Galveston ,who shared her sunset hours, are also left to mourn her death.
Visitation for family and friends will be held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church on Monday, February 4, 2008 at 4:00 p.m.  The Rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. 
The Funeral Burial Mass will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 5, 2008, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church with Father Charles Banet as celebrant.
Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Galveston.
Cards, flowers, memorials and all other expressions of sympathy may be sent to Wynn Funeral Home, 602-32nd Street, Galveston, 409/621-1677.

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