Andrea Michele Baggs-McKelvey
July 7, 1979-April 4, 2019
Andrea Michele Baggs-McKelvey left this earth to be with her Lord on April 3, 2019 surrounded by her loving family.
Andrea was the only child of Steve and Fran Baggs. She was born in Fresno, California. Her love for children motivated her to get a degree in Early Childhood Education. Her dream became a reality in 2013 when she opened “Bright Beginnings Preschool”. We would like to thank her dedicated staff, especially Miss Belle, for taking over when Andrea became ill. Additionally, we would like to thank the parents and children who attended for enriching her life.
Andrea married Michael Charles McKelvey on February 20, 2009. She was always referring to him on Facebook as the “love of her life”, and he “would forever be her always”. Andrea had a quick wit, a love of laughter, and a loving nature. She loved all of the holidays. Christmas was her favorite, and she was a born hostess.
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She shared this post on Facebook recently – “Live each day like it is your last. It goes by in a blink. My Mama always says as we get older time seems to condense we look back and ask ourselves – ‘Where did the time go?' Time is so precious and short, don't waste it on the things that don't matter. Spend them with the ones you love. You never know when your time together will be over. Something I try to keep in my heart daily!
Andrea is survived by her husband of ten years, Michael Charles McKelvey, her parents, Steve and Fran Baggs and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Andrea was preceded in death by her grandparents, Harold and Jessie Measell and Jewell Baggs Busch.
We would like to thank the doctors and nurses at City of Hope, Kaweah Delta Hospice and Kaweah Home Healthcare who treated her with love, respect, and dignity.
Family and friends are invited to join us in celebrating her life on Wednesday, April 24 from 2-6 P.M. with a memorial service at 3 P.M. Arrangements are under the direction of Whitehurst-McNamera Funeral Service in Hanford, California.