Andrea, was killed on East Brooks Road on the night of her birthday by a hit-and-run driver. Andrea had just been to see an Elvis Tribute Artist concert by, Joe Kent, at The Clarion moments before she was killed.
Elvis Tribute Artist, Joe Kent said:
"We hugged and said our good nights and I left her in the hotel parking lot. "She evidently went back in the hotel and got on their computer in the Lobby. Then she must have gone back outside. That's when it happened. She was killed by a hit and run driver. It's just so sad - I am just crushed."
Andrea left her fellow Elvis fans to check birthday messages on Facebook from her family and friends back home in Wales. She had made a series of trips to the United States to visit famous Elvis Presley sites - travelling on buses and staying in hostels. She was on an "extended trip" to Memphis to hang out with other Elvis fans and to tour Graceland. Shortly, after arriving in Memphis, Andrea was robbed of her laptop computer and one of her suitcases.
Andrea was staying at at a nearby hotel on East Brooks Road. She went to see her favorite Elvis Tribute Artist, Joe Kent, who she had seen "dozens of times over the years". He sang "Happy Birthday" to Andrea and did a rendition of her favorite song, "Yesterday, When I was Young".
After the gig, fellow fans offered to walk her back to the hotel - but she said she was going to make her own way. She was crossing East Brooks Road in Memphis when she was knocked down and killed by a driver who then sped off. The driver has not been located.
Joe Kent and Andrea's other friends have been to visit the scene "where the angels took her" and lay floral tributes. Andrea passed away in a Memphis hospital on May 19th - two days after the smash on her 54th birthday. Her fellow Elvis fans are trying to raise £6,500 to send Andrea's body back to the UK to be buried.
Andrea's daughter Shaz Ahmed, 27, was visited by police who broke the news to her at home in Milford Haven.
A Foreign Office spokesman said:
"We were made aware of the death of a British national on 19 May in America. We are providing consular assistance to the family at this difficult time."
source: South Wales Evening Post