On the morning of August 1, 2016 our father, Rayfield Richardson Sr. was found to be unresponsive and was rushed to the emergency room. Daddy passed away around 11am due to a pulmonary embolism.
Our father was a faithful servant and man of God. Although he had physical limitations and was deemed disabled, he had a great love for cars, and worked part time as a mechanic. Daddy graciously accepted whatever payment his clients were able to offer in exchange for the work that he did for them. He expressed that it wasn’t about the money, but that he just appreciated being able to help people out. We love our daddy for his heart to serve people, and will continue to carry that legacy.
Among many, he leaves to cherish his memory: his wife of 26 years, Latonja Richardson, his two children, Erica Anderson Thomas, Rayfield Richardson Jr, and one “grandbaby” (as he affectionately called her) Miss Brooklyyn Thomas.
We would like to thank our family and friends who have been praying for and encouraging us as we are a pulling through. We know that daddy is in a better place, and we will meet again.
Erica and Rayfield Jr.