On Monday, June 1st, 2020, the Richardson family lost their brother, father and grandfather.

Curtis Willard Richardson was born on December 28th, 1945.
Curtis was a loving, giving, person and a great friend to all he knew. He had a great sense of humor and always had a "jokie joke". Under any circumstance, Curtis always knew how to make you smile.  Allowing your world to be brighter, even if only for a moment. Curtis may not have been perfect, but he was perfect  for his family.

Living in Compton in the 60s, Curtis never expected to make it to age 21. So to be 74 years old was a great accomplishment for him, especially since it allowed him to see his children grow and the birth of his grandchildren whom he adored. These experiences allowed Curtis to feel as though he was in heaven long before God called him home.

Curtis was preceded in death by his mother Aileen, grandmother Elsie, grandson Javion, sister Rosie and brother Bill. Curtis is survived by his sister Roberta, brothers: Marvin, Sammy and Theodore. Children: James, Curtis Jr, Rosie Lynn (Tony), Malinda (Sean), Felicia (Jose) and Ebonie. Grandchildren: Malinda, Michelle, Michael Jr., Jesse, Jaleesa, Curtis III, Michael, Christina, Julius, Edward, Eva, Tiani, Nathan, Ameir, Jaeda, Dwight, Daisha,  his beautiful great grandchildren, and a host of family and friends.

Curtis will truly be missed! In his own famous words,. . . .  "And that's a fact jack!"

Professional arrangements entrusted to W.E. Lusain Funeral Home.
Posted by Felicia Santillan on July 31, 2020
Daddy I wish you were here to wish Ebonie a happy 40th birthday and to tell her “in yo neck” love you Dad!❤️
Posted by Malinda STEVERSON on July 31, 2020
Hi Daddy!!! I love you xoxo
Posted by Linda Smith on July 3, 2020
I I really miss talking to you so much
Posted by Malinda STEVERSON on June 30, 2020
Thinking about you as always. Just wanted to tell you I love you & I miss you dearly.

Love Malinda
Posted by Felicia Santillan on June 21, 2020
Happy Father’s Day Daddy! I love you.
Posted by Malinda STEVERSON on June 21, 2020
Happy Father's Day Daddy!!
Love, Malinda
Posted by Vivian Hervey Ray on June 15, 2020
Butchie I remember when we first met at the age of 12. We were at your great grandmother’s house, my Aunt Flossie. Been close ever since. I had just talked to you a couple weeks and we were talking about us being here this long not expecting it. You will be truly missed because you could always lift spirits in the darkest of times. Love you always.
Posted by Linda Smith on June 15, 2020
I was so hurt to call and find out my dad's buddy had passed. We would talk once a week. I thank you for calling me and letting my father leave a message on my phone. I still have those messages thanks to you. Thanks for being so nice to my father Dewitt C Todd Jr. AKA just to you DOLL
Posted by David Todd on June 14, 2020
First and foremost i send condolences from my family to yours . My father DEWITT CHESTER TODD was also in the same nursing home with CURTIS which is located next to GRANDVIEW HOSPITAL. CURTIS called my father his buddy. He would check on my father daily . They were very good friends and both from a military bacvkground. Curtis always had a smile and kind words . I am so sorry for your loss. My father passed in 2017 . I will always remember CURTIS.
Posted by Sugar Sjc on June 14, 2020
I'm going to miss you big cousin. Our weekly phone calls, laughs about life's daily challenges and just checking on each other at least twice a week. You brought so much joy and told hilarious stories and still tried to fool me on the phone every now and then.
I'm glad you were able to enjoy your music and blow everybody in the building out the box!
I know you were ready because your conversation for several months have been about being thankful for longevity you didn't expect to have.
God Bless your soul and " I'll see ya when I see ya In a minute"
Loves Ya  
Sue (Susie Wusie)
Posted by Alexus Washington on June 12, 2020
He was always so nice to me and called me baby girl and I always considered him family so I always called him my uncle Curtis or uncle C for short. You'll truly be missed and I will miss you hanging around my house to watch family feud with me.
Posted by Malinda STEVERSON on June 12, 2020
Daddy, Daddy, Daddy!!! That was not a call I expected to receive. I know we had our banter, but you know I truly loved you. I'm still in disbelief. I was shooketh when I saw you, but you looked so peaceful & hansdsome. I expected you to say.... Aha gotcha sucka!!! My heart is heavy, but I know you're always with me.

Love you, Malinda AKA TEA
Posted by Dwight Kennedy on June 12, 2020
“In ya neck”

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Posted by Felicia Santillan on July 31, 2020
Daddy I wish you were here to wish Ebonie a happy 40th birthday and to tell her “in yo neck” love you Dad!❤️
Posted by Malinda STEVERSON on July 31, 2020
Hi Daddy!!! I love you xoxo
Posted by Linda Smith on July 3, 2020
I I really miss talking to you so much
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My Dearest Gran Gran

Shared by Daisha Ramsey on June 13, 2020
Just know I’ll always be your Daisha Boo Baby Girl and everyone else knows it too. Many like to claim that spot but....... it’s mine and has been since 1994 “and that’s a fact jack!!” Lol seriously though, I’ll miss you old man! You’re the best grandfather a girl could ever have or ask for  


Shared by Felicia Santillan on June 13, 2020
I think it was around Christmas time, grandma picked us up for church, today was my big solo. I had to be about 11 or 12 my memory is a little cloudy (CRS). Anywho it’s time to sing and Ebonie and I take our places, the music starts and my heart starts beating faster than a race car. I look out in the crowd to find comfort and there he was, Daddy was there to hear us sing. He was fresh and clean from head to toe looking like Shaft with his shades on. My heart calmed and I started singing Silent Night. I recall since my nerves were good, I thought I put my heart into it and show my vocal ability just a little. I hit this high note and I saw my dad pull his shades down on the tip of his nose and give me this look as to say “ ok babygirl”. It feels like yesterday I was standing in that church looking at my dad, and now I won’t be able to see him again. Daddy was One of a kind, he always had jokes and everyone loved him. I loved him very much and every time I spoke with him I would let him know... just never thought that would be my last time We will miss you daddy and that’s a fact jack! 

My Friend Mr.C

Shared by Geneva Olowoeshin on June 12, 2020
When I think of my friend Mr. C. I smile. He was a genuine friend and always ready to help someone out. I didn't know him when he was younger but the wisdom he shared was always on point. He seriously thought about his relationship with his creator. And we had many talks about how he knew Jehovah God had made his life possible. He had deep thoughts about his relationship with  God. I look forward to seeing him in the future resurrection that Jesus promised at John 5:28,29 in the Bible. Then my friend will be restored to perfect life. I will miss my friend until then.