Ricky Maurice Richardson was born at the Medical Center of South Arkansas on July 6, 1967, to the parents of Donn Allen and Vashti Massey Richardson. He left the city of El Dorado when he was three years old.
Ricky became a member of the Victory Church of El Dorado in 2010.
He attended North Shore Elementary School and Hull Jr. High School in Benton Harbor, Michigan. He graduated from Benton Harbor High School. Upon graduating from high school, Ricky joined the United States Marines. He was stationed in San Diego, California. He attended an Electrical School in Ft. Wayne, Indiana for about a year.
He loved singing and listening to music. Also, he was a singer/songwriter. He wrote eleven spiritual songs. He loved to cook. He was very good at landscaping yards. He worked on several other jobs before he began landscaping maintenance.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents- Jack & Lillie Mae Galbert Richardson; his maternal grandparents- Jimmy D. & Mazella Burks Massey; his uncles- Herbert Massey, Jr., Granville Massey, Romeo Massey & Franklin D. Massey.
Ricky leaves to celebrate his memory: his mother, Vashti Richardson; his father, Donn Allen Richardson; his children- Eric Richardson of Kalamazoo, Michigan; Nicole Richardson, Krystal Marie Richardson, & Davion Richardson of Columbus, Ohio; his grandchildren- Tyler Richardson, Raphel Richardson & Messiah Richardson; one sister- Vastenia (Edward) White of South Bend, Indiana; two nieces- LaDawn (Calvin) Swan and MaDonna (Dontai) Robinson of South Bend, Indiana. He also leaves a host of other relatives and friends.
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day and not to me only, but unto all them also that love His appearing. II Timothy 4:7-8
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