Mr. Xavier Marcus Richardson 28, passed on Monday, December 3, 2018. Funeral Services will.be Saturday, December 8, 2018, 12:00 noon at the McKoy & Sons Mortuary Chapel, 412 E. Armfield St. St. Pauls, NC 28384. The burial will follow at Boone Cemetery in St. Pauls, NC
Xavier M. Richardson 28 of Tampa, Florida passed away peacefully on December 3, 2018. He was born August 30, 1990 in Bury St. Edmunds, England, the son of Joseph Nelson Richardson, Jr. and Heather J. (Reed) Harris. He attended schools in both England and the United States before graduating from East Bay High School, Gibsonton, Florida in 2008.
Xavier was a member of the United States Navy from 2010-2014, assigned to Naval Station, Norfolk, Viriginia and the USS Eisehower until being honorably discharged. He achieved the Good Conduct Metal, Navy "E" Ribbon; National Service Metal, GWOT Expeditionary Medal; GWOT Service Metal; Sea ServiceDeployment Ribbon and the Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist (EAWS) insignia.
Xavier is survived by his parents; Joseph of Durham, NC and Heather of Tampa, Fl; his stepfather; Edwin Harris; his stepmother; Michelle Richardson; his brother; Andre Harris, his sisters; Keyah Richardson and Inaya Harris, his stepbrother; Devante Taylor and stepsister; Jiyai Smalls.
Xvaier leaves behind his maternal grandparents; Peter and Pamela Reed of England; (Margaret Stovoid and Trevor Jackson of England) and his paternal grandparents; Charlie and Agnes Mack of South Carolina. He is also survived by his uncle; Marcus Drake of Georgia, aunt; Cathie (Reed) Smith of England, his closest friend; Jeremy Carter of Florida and many other wonderful aunts, uncles and cousins. He is preceded in death by his grandfather; Joseph Richardson, Sr.; his older sister; Jessheia Purdie and his uncle; Tristan Collings.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Blount & Curry Funeral Home, Tampa, Fl and McKoy & Sons Mortuary of St. Pauls, NC 28384
In lieu of flowers, the Family asks that you consider donations in Xavier name to the NAMI Hillsborough, Inc., (National Alliance on Mental Illness) https://namillsborough.org/ or mailed to NAMI Hillsborough, P.O. Box 17856, Tampa, Fl 33682