Andrew Ramirez

Andrew Ramirez, 35, of Amarillo passed away April 28, 2024, surrounded by his loving family. He was born January 22, 1989, to Melanie Gaddy.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 4, 2024, at Memorial Park Cemetery.

A Celebration of Life will follow at 2:00 p.m. Saturday May 4, 2024, at the Arena of Life Church, 8827 S Washington St., Amarillo.

How do you describe a young man like Andrew? He was a diamond, all those facets that made Andrew who he was. The bright, shiny one, shows his love of family, especially his children, Riley and Kaiyo, the brightest.

His clarity for who he was in the eyes of God. His path was straight and intense. Andrew walked his faith in all ways. The only hardness seen was his privacy. He shared only what he wanted you to know. He guarded his privacy fiercely. Andrew was a voracious reader, all venues, but the Bible was his rock!

Another facet was music. It soothed his soul, made him happy, inspired him to be the best he could be. He always saw music as a way to communicate.

Andrew was adventurous, loved rock climbing, travelling to other countries, and in his travels, he found his love of good food. He loved to eat!

He was an honest, loyal, a hard worker, and a carpenter. He drove people crazy at times with his unflappable logic!

Andrew’s best facet was his big heart. He was generous, and had unlimited kindness for nieces, nephews, and friends. The weight of this diamond facet centered on his courage and bravery. No one would ever know of the battle he’s been fighting for the past 13 years. This is how we perceive his life, but Andrew did not feel this way. He lived each day with grace, and God was with him. He lived each day blessed, a Man of Faith.

Andrew is survived by his children, Riley Ramirez, and Kaiyo Ramirez; his parents, Darryl and Melanie Gaddy; his siblings, Victoria Young and her family, Hannah Baker and her family, and Nathaniel Gaddy and his family.

Any remaining floral deliveries will have to be delivered to Memorial Park Cemetery by 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 4.


  1. Nicole

    He was my best friend in high school, we connected with our love of music like Pearl Jam and funny Chick Norris jokes. We lost touch in early adulthood but he will always be in my happiest memories of school. I am praying for his entire family and children.

  2. Ida Chester

    I knew Andrew because he went to school with my daughter. He was such a wonderful friend and bright young man. He will be missed.

  3. Kaiyo Ramirez

    He was the best father you could ever have

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