Mr. Andrew "Monkey" Lett Jr. died Sept. 18. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Andrew (Ernestine Wynn) Lett, he was born in Newton County in 1956. Mr. Lett was raised and educated in Newton County. In the early 1980s he moved to Atlanta where he was employed by Bondo Corporation and later at Country PAK, specializing in forklift operations.
Mr. Lett had a good sense of humor and enjoyed making others laugh. He had a cheerful and energetic and kind disposition. His generosity won him many friends. Mr. Lett had a great love for children. Helping to raise many of his nieces and nephews, he was a wonderful father figure who combined discipline with love. During his spare time, he enjoyed cooking, riding his bicycle and being with family and friends.
Surviving are grandmother Mrs. Victoria Rakestraw of Social Circle; sisters Mrs. Christine Lett Gibson of Atlanta, Mr. and Mrs. David (Shirlean) Hardeman Sr. of Covington; brother Mr. Willie Lett of Atlanta; nieces Mr. and Mrs. Joseph (Pamela) Evans, Ms. LeFawn Gibson, Ms. Tonya Hardeman, Ms. Emprise Lett; nephews Mr. Eddie Lett, Mr. David Hardeman Jr., Mr. Rodney Hardeman, Mr. Dexter Hardeman; a host of aunts, uncles, great-nieces, great-nephews, other loving relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sept. 22 at Bethel Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Willie Tigner Sr. and Minister Rosie Crowley officiating. Interment followed at Lawnwood Memorial Park.