Celebration of life services for Andreka Rickeeda McClinton will be held Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the City on a Hill Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Billy Joe Hawkins, officiating. The body will lie in state from 9 until 11 a.m. at the church. Interment will follow at the Mt. Comfort B.C. Cemetery.
Andreka Rickeeda McClinton was born on Nov. 1, 1995 in Minden to Stephia McClinton and the late Andrew McClinton Sr. She was the youngest of three children. Andreka accepted and believed in Christ. She attended Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church under the leadership of the Rev. Billie J. Hawkins.
Andreka received her formal education through the Webster Parish School System. She was a graduate of Minden High School Class of 2014. Shortly after graduation, she attended the University of Louisiana at Monroe where she was majoring in social work with a minor in Spanish.
Andreka was a very active student in high school, where she belonged to many groups/organizations such as: Epsilon Rho (Xinos), Minden High School Tider Line, Homecoming Court, and a member of the Minden High School Band. She was also honored to be a Debutante during her senior year of High School. She was a recipient of many scholarships from numerous organizations: Webster Alumni Association of California, the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Corporation, the Concerned Citizens of Minden, Webster Parish Food Service, and the Andrew McClinton Scholarship from Minden High School. While attending college at the University of Louisiana at Monroe she was a member of: the National Society of Leadership and Success, the Social Work Club, and a member of the Trio-Program.
Andreka’s dream while in college was to become a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Corporation. After college Andreka planned to relocate to Dallas to pursue her career as a social worker and use her bilingual language talents.
Andreka’s life was the influence of a beautiful rose, and her influence will forever live on through those lives she touched. Upon her head rests a crown studded with sparkling jewels of golden deeds. She had a quiet manner, an adorable personality, and she was pleasant towards everyone she met. She will be greatly missed, but this is God’s way and his will must be done.
Andreka departed this life on July 15, 2016, at University Health Hospital in Shreveport. God dispatched Heavenly Angels amidst celestial fireworks and granted Holy Independence to His faithful servant. She is preceded in death by her father, Andrew McClinton Sr.; her maternal grandfather, Tommie B. Fuller Sr.; her maternal uncle, Adovorn Fuller; her maternal great-grandparents, Rosie Stanley and Willie D. Stanley; her paternal grandfather, Livingston McClinton Sr.; her paternal great-grandparents, Kirby Davidson and Andrew Davidson.
She leaves to cherish her precious memories: her loving mother, Stephia McClinton of Minden; one brother, Andrew McClinton Jr. (Marie) of Grambling; one sister, Andrea McClinton of Minden; two god sisters, Natalie Wilson of New Orleans and Tykyai Cox of Minden; three nephews, Andrew McClinton III and Andres McClinton of Grambling, and Austin Kelly of Minden; two nieces, Aubree McClinton of Grambling, and Akari Kelly of Minden; her maternal grandmother: Rose Fuller of Minden; two maternal aunts, Chaunda Fuller-Wilson of Shreveport, and RoLonda Stanley-Allen (Taras) of Minden; four maternal uncles, Tommie B. Fuller of Killeen, Texas, LaCarlos Fuller, Jeffrey Fuller (Cynthia) of Minden, and Tronski Ivory of Bossier City; her paternal grandmother Earnestine McClinton of Alexandria; three paternal aunts, Janet Kirts (Andrew) of Tioga, Linda Williams (Charles), and Christine Dawson of Alexandria; two paternal uncles, Livingston McClinton Jr. (Tia) of Columbus, Ohio, Wayne McClinton of Alexandria; a special friend, Kadaveion Walker of Minden; and three close friends, Avis Frazier, Tilia Mitchell all of Minden and Tamercy Tellis, of Heflin; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held Friday, July 22 in the chapel of Kennon’s Mortuary from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Services are entrusted to Kennon’s Mortuary. Email condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.