Mark Edward Richardson
May 27, 1965 – Aug 15, 2013
Mark Edward Richardson 48, of Glen Allen, VA formerly of Louisa, VA passed away Thursday, August 15, 2013 at his residence surrounded by his family. He is preceded in death by his father, James Daniel Richardson, Sr. and is survived by his mother, Joyce P. Richardson of Louisa, VA. He is a member of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church. Survivors include his loving wife, Cindy, three children, Jake, Jon and Maddie Richardson; of Glen Allen, VA; two brothers, Danny Richardson (Kate) of Bessessmer, AL and Michael Richardson (Deb) of Mineral, VA and a sister, Judy Mills of Palmyra, VA.Family will receive friends 2 to 4 and 6 to 8pm on Sunday, August 18th at Woodward Funeral Home, Louisa, VA; where a service will be held at 11am on Monday, August 19th officiated by Steve Summers and Lisa McGehee.Burial will follow in Macedonia United Methodist Church Cemetery;17 Byrd Mill Rd. Louisa, VA. A memorial service will also be held at 4pm on Monday, August 19th at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 9155 Hungary Rd., Henrico, VA. Mark was a graduate of Virginia Tech and a true Hokie fan. Mark began his career in accounting at KPMG Peat Marwick, followed by becoming the Chief Financial Officer of Phycor of Louisa, and ending as Chief Financial Officer of Eck Supply Company. His integrity in his business dealings and his care for each co-worker and business associate were very important to him. He was very passionate about coaching baseball, football, basketball and soccer where he was able to mentor so many. Mark has touched countless lives, whether on the ball field, in the work place, or in the community. He continued to inspire people through his fight with ALS. The way that Mark represented himself will be carried on through everyone that had the opportunity to meet him. Mark relied heavily on his faith throughout his life, and his bond with the Lord was strengthened through his battle with ALS. On the day of diagnosis, Mark said “These are the cards that God has given me, and I will play them to the best of my ability.” Mark exemplified that through his battle with the disease; he never once complained or lost faith. He will always be remembered as a devoted father, coach, and friend. “…do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with your God.” (Micah 6:8) In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Richardson Family College Memorial Fund, c/o any Wells Fargo Bank or Macedonia United Methodist Church Building Fund, c/o Faye Stewart, 1124 Holland Creek Rd., Louisa, VA 23093, or Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 9155 Hungary Rd., Henrico, VA 23294.Visit www.woodwardfuneral.com for online guest book. “
Bettie and Wayne
Our heartfelt condolences to the Family during this time. Mark was a wonderful man, who has left a great legacy. Mark was the same patient, kind, and Christian man regardless of where you saw him. I miss his warm handshakes and smile down at the hunt club waiting for the day to begin. I pray that God will comfort you all during this time and that the good memories of Mark will assuage your grief. Sincerely, John, Ruth, Caleb, and Hannah DeLong.
I have not seen Mark since high school but wilk always remember him as a fun loving, gentle friend. You will be missed!
Mrs. Richardson,So sorry to learn of Mark`s passing. He was such a sweet, fun-loving person. He was one of my daughter Toni Roberts` best friends, having been together in classes from 1st to 12th grades.Mark bore his illness with a positive attitude, as only Mark would do. I pray that God will strengthen you as you cherish the loving memories you have of him and the joy he brought to your life. He was a joy to all who knew him.Love,Liz Quarles
My heart is so saddened to hear of Mark`s passing. He was a remarkable man and was my friend for our middle and high school years. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and may you all get through this with God`s strength and the memories and the legacy that Mark has left you. Those things will carry you through each day. God Bless you during this difficult time. RIP Mark and you will be missed.
Please accept my heartfelt sympathy for the loss of Mark. Mark was such a sweet, fun-loving guy and was my friend and classmate from Louisa Elementary to graduation from Louisa County High. Many of my fond memories of school include him. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely, Toni Roberts Davis.
I was heart broken to hear of Marks passing. I have such fond memories of our school days together. We rode the same school bus and had many classes together. I had the opportunity to catch up with Mark via facebook a couple years ago. I will cherish that conversation. He was always such a kind person & will truly be missed.
Mark was such a great guy. I first met him in 2nd grade and have many fond memories from playing kick ball at Louisa Elementary and Little League Baseball to having classes together all during high school. Mark was always happy and had the greatest personality. May God comfort his family now and the days to come. I know you are smiling down at us from Heaven.
Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time of sorrow, May your memories strengthen your heart. Mark you will be missed. Robert and Carolyn Deane
My heart is sadden from the loss of one of our classmates. I pray that God will give the family strength during this time.
My thoughts and prayers are with the Richardson Family. Mark was a kind and caring. He also was in my Sunday school class!
LOVE OF FAMILY AND LOVE OF FRIENDS …THIS WAS MARK AND I CANNOT THANK HIM ENOUGH FOR HIS FRIENDSHIP AND LAUGHTER AND CARING NATURE ….I WAS HONORED TO BE HIS FRIEND AND I THANK HIS FAMILY FOR SHARING HIM WITH US ALL THESE YEARS …WE WILL MEET AGAIN IN GOD`S GLORY AND WALK THE STREETS OF HEAVEN TOGETHER …REST MARK …MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL ..DIANE …ECK MANASSAS
My thoughts and prayers go out to all in the Richardson family. Mark will be missed. He was a good friend for many years while we lived in Louisa, from elementary school through high school.
Joyce- We would like to express our deepest sympathy to you and the family on Mark`s physical death. Now he is in his enteralhome. We know how it is to lose a child.Sorry that we are unable to attend any of the Celebrations of his life
Mark was a wonderful person full of faith,love,kindness and honor. He always made people feel glad to be around him. He was a blessed and humble person,talented athelete and a gentleman to the core. We send condolences to his family. May God Bless and keep you in his perfect care!!
Mark will be missed. He touched so many lives. The times on the Baseball Field were special. Condolences to his family.