Andrew Aaden Martinez, Jr. was born on May 27, 2013 in Dallas, Texas to Marissa Martinez and Andrew Martinez. He left footprints on our hearts on August 9, 2019.
He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Domingo Hernandez. Andrew is survived by his mother, Marissa Martinez; his father, Andrew Martinez; his godmother, Ashley Houston; his grandmothers, Yolanda Reyes and Cindy Casillas; his grandfathers, Fred Reyes, Albert Martinez and David Casillas; his brothers, Vicente Jimenez and Jeremiah Reyes; his sisters, Nariah Jimenez and Alexis Reyes; his aunts, Cristina Reyes, Brandy Nigo, Melanie Mendoza, Belky Mendoza and Maria Martinez; his uncles, Fred Reyes, Jr., Ricardo Mendoza and Alex Martinez; and many more cherished family members and friends.
Andrew was a very loving child who was full of life and loved to play on his iPad or with his toys. He especially loved Chuck E. Cheese or as he called it “Chuck E. Cheese Headquarters.” Andrew loved to sing and dance even if he didn’t know the words to songs. Andrew had the biggest heart that was full of love. Anyone that had met Andrew couldn’t help but fall in love with him, and it was always love at first sight.
Andrew adored his big brother, Vincent, and he wanted to do everything his brother did. Any time Andrew was told to give his big brother a hug or a kiss, he would tackle, or at least try to tackle him, down just to get that hug or kiss. Andrew also loved his baby brother, Jeremiah. He always watched out for him, consoled him when he cried, and he loved lending a hand whenever it came to his baby brother. He was such an amazing big brother. Andrew loved sharing and playing with his toys with his brothers. Andrew absolutely loved his sisters too. He loved playing with them, following them everywhere they went, taking their toys, and sometimes even taking their snacks. Andrew loved his siblings so much--more than they would ever know. Andrews favorite games were hide and seek in the dark or hot potato. Andrew was also known for being very loving and very affectionate. He always had that huge beautiful smile on his face. He passed away unexpectedly on August 9, 2019. Andrew is survived by a village of people who loved him.