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In Remembrance
John Richardson
Forest Lawn Funeral Home

John Richardson John Richardson was a man of great passion. He was passionate about life, family, and his calling to proclaim the Kingdom of God. John loved his family. His greatest joy was his wife Becket, their daughters Gabriella and Chalina, and his daughter Paige.

John was always one to live life to the fullest. He learned many trades and skills and he loved doing anything outdoors. But it was the summer of 1994 when John found what his heart had been longing for. That was when he understood who Jesus is and began to walk out what it meant to live in another Kingdom.

John had a passion for barbequing which was noticed wherever he found himself as he served up the best, whether winning competitions or simply barbequing for the poor and homeless in city after city with his family of Blood n Fire Ministries. This included nearly two years of volunteering in New Orleans immediately after Hurricane Katrina; Port Arthur and Beaumont after Hurricane Rita, and serving the poor in Cape Town, South Africa for 9 months. He and his family built community and served the poor of Atlanta, Georgia for 5 years before moving to Odessa, Texas to do the same.

While in Odessa he added to his joy of barbeque a long time dream of becoming the very best at selling trucks, and quickly found his niche at Sewell Ford where he excelled and in the process found a whole new arena of friends and family.

John, 39, was born May 22, 1968 in Beaumont, Texas. He graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School in Port Arthur, Texas in 1986. He graduated from UTI in Houston in 1988. John and Becket (Cool) Richardson were married September 11, 1999 in Beaumont, Texas.

He died April 7, 2008 at Odessa Regional Medical Center in Odessa, Texas, from complications from a life taking infection.

In addition to his wife Becket and daughters Gabriella and Chalina in Odessa, Texas, as well as his daughter Paige in Vidalia, Louisiana, he is survived by his parents Ernest & Brenda Hunter from Port Arthur, Texas, brothers Karl Hunter and family from Lumberton, Texas, Kurt Hunter and family from Port Arthur, Texas and Kieth Hunter from Port Arthur, Texas. He is also survived by the many family members who are also on a journey as part of another Kingdom.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on Friday, April 11, 2008 from 7:00 p.m., until 9:00 p.m., at Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 12, 2008 at 1:30 p.m., at Christ Community Church with interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. 

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