In Loving

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 for online guest book. “