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Andrew L. Smith

February 12, 2006 ~ July 30, 2023 (age 17) 17 Years Old

Andrew Smith Obituary

On February 12th, 2006 Andrew LaVaughn Smith was born to Amy Lynn Smith and Jeremiah Glanton Sr. He was his mother's firstborn child and his father's baby boy. Andrew entered this world weighing 9 lbs. 6 oz. with big brown eyes, long eyelashes and a head full of hair. No one could believe how big he was at birth, and he stole everyone's heart with his chunky face and a smile that would light up the world.

Aunt Jessy was the first person to hold him close and love on him and from day one he became her ‘Skidrew’.  At the age of 2, Andrew stood alongside his cousins Jason, Lamont Jr., Sean, and Anastasia to be baptized right here at St. Paul AME Church.

Andrew was 3 years and 6 months old when his baby brother Aiden was born. He was so excited to become a big brother and oh the time he had while he anticipated the arrival of his mommy and baby brother Aiden! He got to spend his time with his favorite person in the world, ‘Mon’ as he called her, who had the coolest house and he idolized Zaya.

Of course, Mon let him stay an extra day so mommy and Aiden could get some rest.

Becoming a big brother to Aiden meant Andrew gained more brothers and sisters. ‘Tiny’ as we called him is the father of 3 girls (Breonna Grant, Tequoia Williams, Maaryahni Williams) and 1 boy (Khris Williams) who all took Andrew under their wing. Growing up he spent many summers in Dayton, Ohio with Tiny as well as in Cadiz, Ohio with his Aunt Demetra.

By the age of 5, Andrew became a big brother again, this time to baby Bryan.  Andrew was 13 when his baby sister Ayanna was born. She is his heartbeat. Her biggest brother and biggest protector.

Andrew loved his siblings unconditionally.

Andrew attended Pittsburgh Public schools until the 10th grade, but school was always a challenge for him, especially as he had gotten older. He earned his diploma through Phase 4 where he graduated through the fast-track program this past June 2023.

He enjoyed attending the after-school program through the Brasher Association where they offer kids a safe space to be themselves after long school days.  Andrew loved music and video games-he was such an Xbox kid!

Andrew is preceded in death by his maternal great grandparents, Birney and Emma Smith, his maternal grandmother, Linda Smith, his big cousin Zaya, and his paternal grandmother Alleda Glanton and paternal grandfather Herman Norman. Andrew leaves so many people to cherish his memory. His mother, Amy Lynn Smith and father, Jeremiah (Shellby) Glanton. His maternal grandfather, Garfield Smith and great aunt, Patty Smith. His siblings, Aiden, Bryan, and Ayanna, his adopted siblings, Breonna, Tequoia, Maaryahni, and Khris, and 13 paternal siblings.  His uncles Lamont (Amber) Smith, Jason (Victoria) Smith, and Curt (Arlene) Moore. His cousins, Jason, Sean, Lamont, and Anastasia, and Mamie Moore. His aunt, Demetra and his godmother, Jessica. Andrew Leaves and a host of family and friends.

Services will be held at St. Paul A.M.E. Church on Friday, August 11, 2023; Visitation: 10am-12pm; Service 12pm

Arrangements entrusted to ALDRICH FUNERAL HOMES 431 E. 9th Ave Munhall, PA 15120     412-461-3400

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Services

Celebration of Life
Friday
August 11, 2023

12:00 PM
St. Paul AME Church 400 Orchard Place Pittsburgh (PA)

Video is available for this event


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