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Andre' Lemuel Gaines

October 25, 1977 ~ January 21, 2024 (age 46) 46 Years Old

Andre' Gaines Obituary

On Sunday January 21, 2024 surrounded by family, Andre’ Lemuel Gaines 46, transitioned from this life following a courageous battle. Andre’ was born on October 25, 1977 in Lorain, and attended Admiral King High School, where he played baseball and football. Andre’ lived an adventurous life including DJ’ing at Duke University, cooking as a chef for AL ‘Bubba ‘Baker, as well as, driving limousines and promoting shows and events on the Las Vegas Strip! Andre’ had an absolute love for the grill. You could always find Andre’ in the kitchen doing what he does best, cooking! He loved it so much he became a Facebook digital creator making cooking tutorials that generated over one-million views.

He enjoyed watching sports; Ohio State, Browns, and the Cavs. He played fantasy football where this year he won the entire fantasy league. Andre’ loved his music, he also loved gardening and doing yard work. Andre’ was a family man, he loved being with friends and family, making memories to cherish forever.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his significant other Tula Ramos, His mother; Geraldine (Becky) Gaines and father; Lemuel (Lenny) Santiago JR. Two daughters; Amaya Mooney, Elizabeth Vincent. Three sons; Andre’ Mooney, Jacob Gaines, Julian Gaines. Three brothers; Tremayne Blair, Lenny Santiago, Patrick Jones. Two sisters; Stacy Hatrix& Alexis Brown. His grandmother; Millie Santiago and step-grandfather Jose’ Santiago.

He was preceded in death by son; Andrew Gaines. Maternal grandparents Gerald and Pauline Gaines. Paternal grand-father Lemuel Santiago SR. and step-father Eric (EB) Brown.

The family will receive friends from 10am-12pm on Saturday, February 3, 2024 at the Laubenthal Mercado Funeral home 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. Elyria. The funeral services will be at 12PM immediately following visitation. Dr. D Anthony Bohles will officiate the service. Burial will be private. We will celebrate the life of Andre’ in the evening at 5:30PM Location: Greater Victory Church 559 Reid avenue Lorain Ohio.

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Funeral Service
February 3, 2024

12:00 PM
Laubenthal Mercado Funeral Home
38475 Chestnut Ridge Road
Elyria, OH 44035

February 3, 2024

10:00 PM to 12:00 PM
Laubenthal Mercado Funeral Home
38475 Chestnut Ridge Road
Elyria, OH 44035


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