Andrea Pearl Maureen Young was born on April 16, 1963 in Spanish Town, St. Catherine, Jamaica to Dr. John Hugh Scott Morgan and Murlin Pearl Morgan. Andrea was the third of the couple's four children, with brother Rudyard and sisters Grace and Heather. She also had two half-brothers, Bryan and Paul. Andrea was a kind and quiet young girl, always helping her mother and watching over her siblings, always ensuring that they were safe.
Andrea's passion for caring and nurturing led her to study nursing at North Caribbean University and to later become a registered nurse. Andrea eventually moved to the United States and settled in the Bronx where she began working at Montefiore Medical Center. While working in New York, Andrea met Courtney Young and they soon fell in love and got married April 6, 1991. Andrea and Courtney had two beautiful daughters, Gabrielle (Alex) and Lindsay (Lilly). This wonderful family of four soon moved to Valley Stream, Long Island to their new house in which they would create a loving home. They would often go on family vacations and do fun activities, but Andrea most enjoyed the quieter moments with her husband and girls at home.
Although Andrea remained a nurse for over 30 years, she had many other passions. She received her masters in elementary education from Mercy College in 2000, stemming from her love of children and education. She made plans to use that degree after her retirement from nursing. Andrea also received her masters in psychology, a degree she was interested in because of her love of understanding the human mind and helping others. She was also an avid lover of music and loved to sing wherever she was. She took singing lessons with a former opera singer and would often sing for her family and close friends. Andrea was also a lover of the arts and writing. She often wrote short stories and encouraged creativity in her girls, especially her younger daughter Lindsay who grew to be an accomplished poet. Both of her girls adored their mother and often expressed that she is their best friend and favorite person in the world. Although admittedly shy, Andrea was a dreamer who loved new experiences and often tried new things.
Andrea loved her family and friends to the end. She was many people's confidant and loved ones often turned to Andrea for her sage advice and understanding nature. Everybody who knows Andrea adores her and not a bad thing can be spoken about this kind spirited human being. Although her positive attributes are an endless list, one of the most wonderful was her heart. Andrea loved endlessly and fully. She was thoughtful, caring and kind. Her warmth and positivity were contagious and she wanted nothing more than for those around her to be happy and fulfilled. Andrea maintained a close relationship with the Lord throughout her life and leaned on her faith when she fell ill. Andrea succumbed to complications from pancreatic cancer on Thursday, January 30, 2020 with her two daughters by her side.
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