Lifenotes: Nelson Andrews

nandrewsRespected civic and business leader Nelson Andrews passed away on June 13 after a battle with leukemia. He was 82. As the founder of Leadership Nashville, he was also a  great supporter of Leadership Music. On the business front, he was very successful, including being founder and chairman of the board of real estate firm Brookside Properties. He was a music lover who enjoyed picking guitar and singing harmony with Eddy Arnold.

“His gift of these programs to Nashville and our music community is only one of his many philanthropic endeavors,” recalls Leadership Music Executive Director Kira Florita. “Many of us will agree there is no one we have ever known who more embodied the term ‘leadership’ than Nelson Andrews. He will be greatly missed.”

Funeral and visitation will be at Saint George’s Episcopal Church
Visitation: Monday, June 15, 4-7 PM
Funeral: Tuesday, June 16 at 3 PM with reception following

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

Mr. Andrews is survived by his wife, Susan Adams Andrews, daughters Susan Toy and Judith, sons Nelson Carter Andrews Jr., Ladam “Lep” Gillespie Andrews, and Frank Maxwell Andrews.


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