Andrew Orlando Pridgen
May 24, 2001 – May 19, 2020
Andrew Orlando Pridgen was born on May 24, 2001 in Tarzana, CA to Crystal Hall and Orlando Pridgen. He grew up in Las Vegas, NV after moving from California at the age of four. Andrew attended Bozarth Elementary, Escobedo Middle School, and Centennial Senior High School.
As a young boy he fell in love with football and continued to play throughout high school. He was a star player from the beginning. Playing both sides of the ball; you could not tell if he was a better defensive player or a better offensive player.
Andrew has always been an outgoing and vibrant young man. He had a way of making every single person feel completely loved by him. He never met a stranger. He was like fire, his energy was so profound that people who barely knew him, could feel him. When you did finally become his energy match, like fire does, the relationship just grew and grew and grew.
To paraphrase one of Andrew’s friends: a “most special” person has passed. His uniqueness cannot be explained you would have to witness it.
In Andrew’s quest to find his calling, he pursued many hobbies: photography, modeling, fashion design and music. Ultimately sales became his passion. Andrew’s zeal for his new career fueled his determination to become the best in his profession. He studied endlessly every night and tried to perfect his craft daily. He would call home after every sell with such excitement! He had a goal and he was determined to meet it by the end of the summer. Within a few weeks of his new venture, those who encountered him saw great potential and marveled at how quickly he was progressing. Andrew had found his path and was faithfully pursuing it.
Andrew will always be loved and remembered for his vibrant energy and how he loved others.
His memory will live on through his parents Orlando Pridgen and Crystal Hall; his sisters Denise, Taylor, and Kennedi, his brother Kameron; his grandparents Tina and Armando Martinez (Las Vegas); Gwendolyn and Alvin Marks (California); great-grandmother Mattie Cressey (North Carolina); great-grandparents Lawrence and Doris Phillips (North Carolina); aunts Tamela (Timothy) Dennis (California) Stefanie (Roger) Summers (Washington State); Quiana Pridgen (California); uncles Anthony McDaniel (California); Louis Altobelli (D.C.) nephew Karter Moore; first cousins Tyler Dennis, Maverick Elich, and Trent McDaniel; and a host of relatives and friends.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Andrew Orlando Pridgen
May 30, 2020
My dear sweet grandson I will truly miss you forever. I’m sooo sorry you had to leave so soon. You were always a little man, always wanting to help me I remember one time in particular I was trying to get someone to help me clean out the gutter around the house he was the first to say grandma I’ll do it. And he climb the ladder and he was all of nine years old..
I remember at Paw-paw’s birthday he was the first to speak. I will always cherish the times when he and Trent were little boys running and playing in the back. Andrew I will Love for eternity . Love you Drew Drew rest in perfect peace, God Loves You.😘❤️🙏🏾
May 28, 2020
May 27, 2020
Andrew a young man that would always smile and greet me with hug. Wanting to succeed and have his friends succeed with him. RIH young king
May 24, 2020
Crystal , Orlando and family,
I am so very sorry for your loss, Andrew was such a unique light in this dark world and thank you for sharing him with all of us. From a young boy playing football with all the boys that would become life long friends to high school at AV , I am so thankful to have been able to know and care about him and you all. If there is anything we can do please let us know,
Love, Amanda, Robert, Jordan and Bubba
May 23, 2020
Life will never be the same without Andrew! I will cherish the times we had, like working nearly every day together at the pool during the summer, hanging out at functions, and laughing so much. I will miss my lifeguard buddy and my friend. And I can’t wait to see him again one day.
May 22, 2020
There were a lot of moments and memories. Andrew was such a kind hearted person and was so loving. He always cared for his friends and was always true to himself. Although you may be gone man you will always live on in the thoughts and memories of every life you touched and changed.