Alfred “Keith” Richardson was born on July 25th, 1964, in St. Louis, Missouri. He was the second child born to the union of Roy and Mildred Richardson. His mother and half-brother Ronald, both preceded him in death.
Keith confessed his hope in Christ at an early age at New Sunny Mount Baptist Church, under the leadership of Reverend Donald Hunter.
He completed his elementary education through the Archdiocese School System and attended Rosary High School, graduating from Mercy High School. Keith loved sports and began playing football at the Matthew-Dickey’s Boys Club’s Bulldogs little league football team. Keith excelled in football and became a star running back and wide receiver at Mercy High School. He was so fast on the field you couldn’t catch or hold him, and because of his speed, he received the nickname “The Boy Wonder.” Football wasn’t his only talent, Keith also took tap dancing, which made him light on his feet. In addition to football, Keith ran track, played baseball, and sang in the Mercy High School Choir. His mother had convinced him that he was bound for stardom, and he was going to replace one of the members of the Jackson 5.
He loved music; he was always singing his rendition of a Motown favorite; from Sam Cooke to Michael Jackson. Keith’s athletic ability led him to Dodge City Community College in Oklahoma and Kansas State University, where he majored in Communications and became a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Keith’s dream was to play for the Dallas Cowboys.
Keith loved life, laughing, and joking. He always had a smile on his face that would brighten up the darkest days. His smile was infectious. Spreading joy to whomever he encountered. Keith loved people and he was a mentor for young men and boys, often inviting them into the family home to meet his family and open discussion.
Keith worked in the food industry for many years. His energy came from being around people.
Keith was loved by many and is already missed more than words can express. On November 9th, 2022, the Lord called Keith home. He was a loving and devoted father, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend.
He leaves to cherish and savor his loving memory; his father, Roy Richardson; his son Jordan Jaye Richardson (Jasmine); his sister Cheryl Harden (Paul); one nephew, Ralph Lee Richardson (Laura), and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, family, and dear friends.
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