Robert Lee Richardson, Jr. affectionately known as “Robbie” was born in Jacksonville, Florida to the late Audrey Laverne Hartley Richardson and the late Robert Lee Richardson, Sr. He was the fourth of four children born to this union. He leaves to mourn his departure a son, Obri Richardson; daughter, Zamari Richardson; brothers, Dana Richardson and Mark Richardson; and sisters, Luella Murray Richardson and the late Danita Richardson. He was the grandson of Elmer Sr. and Luella Hartley and Anaise and Marie Richardson. Robert was devoted to his family and helpful to anyone in need. He was a big man with a big heart. He was a loving father, uncle, brother, nephew, and friend to many. God and family was of upmost importance to him!
Robert gave his life to Christ at an early age. He believed in Christ as his Lord and Savior. His faith in God was undeniable. He was an active member of several churches over the years to include Julington Baptist Church and Mandarin Baptist Church (Hopewell). He was educated in the Duval County Public School System. He attended Pine Forrest and Loretto Elementary schools, Matthew Gilbert Junior High, Englewood Senior High, and Florida State College Jacksonville (FSCJ). He earned professional certificates of trade in forensics and crime scene cleaning and emergency restoration.
He was the owner of Emergency Response Team. The founder of Think Pink, and other community-based organizations. His reach in the community was as broad and loving as his heart. He stood with and spoke for human rights, the elderly, education, equality, and the less forgotten people in the minority communities.
Robert wore a great big smile and greeted most with open arms. He was very social. He enjoyed music, singing, grilling (yum), sporting events, playing cards, crab boils (the best), family gathering, praise and worship services. He was fun loving, dependable and faithful. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need. He was much loved and will be missed greatly by his family, friends, and community.
He leaves a host of family and friends to cherish his memory, included but not limited to the followings, nephews, Walter Onuegbu, Edward Murray III, Varkar Murray, Caleb Hill, Edward Murray IV, Devon Richardson, and Demarree Richardson; nieces, Ianna Murray, Alexis Torres, Aliya Richardson, Alisa Richardson, Sophia Torres, and Annika Torres; aunts and uncles, Elmer Hartley (Idalia), Algerine Williams (Johnny), Mickey Hartley, Carolyn Hamilton (Henry), Geraldine H. Bradford (Charles), and Vera Hartley; cousins, Brenda Gillyard, James Crump, Patrick Hartley, Henry Hamilton, Darrell Hamilton, Krystal Williams, Asia Hartley, Mickey Hartley Jr., DeaVannca Simon, Ellen Frinks, Charles Bradford, Kamero Kibbler, Mialahn Powell, and Lee Wallace; godchildren, Jazsmine Thomas and Timothy Worthen; godsister, Denise Stitt; special friends, Erma Battle, Nikita Burney, Eric Robinson, and Justin Worthen.
Sarah L. Carter's Funeral Home Southside is serving the Family.
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