Andrew Lee Cole, 41, of Connelly Springs, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, September 6, 2023.

Andy was born on August 24, 1982, in Burke County, to Robert “Bobby” Lynn Cole and Vickie Carswell Cole. He was currently employed as a brick mason in the construction industry.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Judy and Buck Carswell , and by his brother Josh Cole, and one uncle, Danny Lail.

Surviving, in addition to his parents, is his daughter, Skyla Cole, and his significant other, Tasha Ryan.  Also surviving is a niece, Marie Laws and husband, Ricky, and great-niece and nephew, Kyleigh and Malachi Laws.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, September 10, 2023 at 4:00 P.M. at Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Connelly Springs, with Rev. Curtis Carroll and Rev. Stoney Kanupp officiating.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, from 2:00 until 4:00 P.M. at Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 5770 Miller Bridge Rd., Connelly Springs, NC 28612.

An online guestbook and obituary are available at

Heritage Funeral Service & Crematory of Valdese is assisting the Cole family.