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In Memory of

James Dillon Richardson

May 5, 1998 - August 10, 2017

Obituary


James Dillon Richardson, 19, of Brent, Alabama, went Home to be with our Lord and Savior on Thursday, August 10th, 2017, after being involved in a car accident. Dillon’s life would seem short to many, but those closest to him and knew him best know that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives. He was born May 5th, 1998 to David and Connie (Walker) Richardson. He attended Westview Heights Preschool in Ozark, Alabama, and G.W. Long Elementary in Skipperville, Alabama. Upon moving to Florida, he attended Bluewater Elementary,...

James Dillon Richardson, 19, of Brent, Alabama, went Home to be with our Lord and Savior on Thursday, August 10th, 2017, after being involved in a car accident. Dillon’s life would seem short to many, but those closest to him and knew him best know that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives. He was born May 5th, 1998 to David and Connie (Walker) Richardson. He attended Westview Heights Preschool in Ozark, Alabama, and G.W. Long Elementary in Skipperville, Alabama. Upon moving to Florida, he attended Bluewater Elementary, Ruckle Middle, and Niceville High School in Niceville Florida, where he was President of the Interact Club, member of the Debate Team, National Honor Society, and the Marching Band. He graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2016. While in high school, Dillon achieved his brown belt in Shorin-Ryu and Shorinkan karate at C.D. Williamson Karate and Kickboxing. Upon his numerous hobbies, he loved to travel, from spending time touring numerous European cities and Mexico to visiting his favorite family destination of Disney World.





He went on to attend the University of Alabama as a Political Science and Environmental Science major. There, he became a member of the Honors College and Stem-MBA program, and was the Historian for the Bama SOS Brigade. After completing his freshman year, he achieved high enough academic standing to make the President’s List. His heart was immersed in his community, where he volunteered at Kids on Campus at Northwest Florida State College in the summers of 2013 and 2014, Camp 1831 and Move-In Day at the University of Alabama in 2016, and the City Council Campaign in the summer of 2017.





Dillon is survived by his parents David and Connie Richardson and his brother Dalton Richardson, of Brent, Alabama, as well as his brother David Earl Lynn Richardson, of Ozark, Alabama. He also leaves his paternal grandparents, Dennis and Patricia (Richardson) Finley, of Ozark, Alabama; his maternal grandparents, Nelson and Betty Walker, of Brent, Alabama; two nephews, Louis and Daelyn, sons of David Earl Lynn and Ashley; Uncle and Aunt Tim Ellison and Cathy (Walker), of Geneva; and four cousins Eli Ellison, of Mobile, Keith Ellison, of Geneva, and Samuel and Loretta (Ellison) Parker of Shreveport, Louisiana.