Andrew Marshall Whittington, 45, of Wilmington, passed away on Sunday, December
31, 2017, at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCareCenter in Wilmington. He was the
beloved husband of Charity Rose Miller Whittington, and father to Andrew Marshall
“Whit” Whittington, Jr.
Andy was born April 9, 1972, in Robeson County to Nancy Cook Whittington of
Rowland, NC, and the late John H. Whittington. He earned a B.A. in music from the
University of North Carolina – Wilmington (UNCW), and completed his Master of Music
graduate work at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. As a noted jazz pianist,
Andy was a faculty member in the Department of Music at UNCW, taught many
students piano privately, and performed regularly in the Wilmington community over the
years. In addition to his love of music, Andy loved his animals and was the keeper of
beautiful aquariums, practiced meditation and mindfulness, and treasured spending
time with his loved ones.
Andy is survived by his mother, Nancy; wife, Charity; only son, Whit; siblings: John H.
Whittington Jr. and his wife Rose Mary, Doug Whittington and his wife Eleanor, both of
Rowland, Dean Whittington of Columbia Falls, MT., Maxwell H. Whittington and wife
Michelle of Lumberton, and Susan Pate and her husband Thomas of Bartow, Fl.; and
many nieces and nephews. In addition, Andy was dearly loved by his many extended
friends and family.
A celebration of Andy’s life and spirit will be held on Friday, January 5, 2018, at 2 pm in
the Wilmington Funeral Chapel. The family will receive relatives and friends following
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