Kyren Gene Richardson
Oct 14, 2017 – Jun 8, 2018
I came into the world the evening of October 14th 2017; I was ready to meet the women who had been
fussing for 9 months about being sick, and the man who had to deal with it. I remember, Mommy
(LaNiqua Bell) was crying and daddy (Earl Richardson III) held me chest to chest, man he was proud!!!
My parents… some good looken folks! Shortly after, I met Great Grandma (Carolyn Smith) what a smile
she had, and this super excited women, Latina Sledge, I call her ‘Grammy’, she just couldn’t wait to hold
me. Instantly phone calls came “Welcome”, “Yay he is here”, and right then I knew I was everybody’s
My family is HUGE, took care of me well, daycare not needed! Let’s see there’s… Grandpa (Dalyn Bell),
my Papa (Christopher Sledge), Uncle #1 Monte’k Smith, Uncle#2 Noah Sledge, Aunties Christina and
Miah Sledge, and my Great Grandma Linda. I have a brother (Jayden Richardson) who is two years older
his birthday is the day before mine, cool right? Then there’s my Nana (Peggie Miller), My Aunty
Nay (hey… Auntie Nay) Unique Richardson, and my dad’s two older brothers—Uncle Laffeeyette and
Uncle Lajure. Oh and we can’t leave out, “the Greats”, Great Greats, Uncles and Aunties. And… I had a
lot (I mean an “ALOT”) of cousins and extended family. I. was. LOVED.
I was a baby who knew what I wanted. I didn’t dance if there was no music, nor laugh if it was not funny.
I gave the BEST love, slobbery kisses, and hugs too. I was alert, nosey, curious, and had no fear—edge of
the bed here I come. I loved to play! Bouncy Bouncy, blow on my tummy, stinky feet, Pick-A- Boo—this
was my stuff. Maybe I would have been a musician I loved banging on my toy piano, or perhaps a Video
Game Designer—Subway Surf on the tablet, YES! Story time was chill time (two please), my favorite
song was I’m A Little Tea Pot, and boy I could talk—started as soon as I could. I had no choice but to love
the camera, mom took pictures of me almost every day, and loved to play “dress the baby” (this I didn’t
particularly care for), but I will say your “Ky-Ky” was one cool dude. My favorite food was bananas (I
LOVED me some bananas), vanilla ice cream soothed my gums, and I hated my car seat, who wants to
be confided? Not Me.
God called me home on June 8th 2018, though short, my time here was “the best” filled with great family
and friends. This month I learned to give high five and I would like to high five the village who raised me.
Boy they put in some work: Changed diapers, rocked me to sleep, took me on walks, played with me,
sent presents, visited, did my laundry, took me to the mall, and most importantly gave lot’s n lots of
snuggles. Thank you village! And mom and dad, thank you too, I am gone, but not forgotten. Your baby
boy will see you in heaven okay.
Kisses and hugs.
Kyren Gene Richardson
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