Funeral services for Troy Richardson

Funeral services for Troy Richardson

There are 14 comments on the The Westside Gazette story from Apr 1, 2008, titled Funeral services for Troy Richardson. In it, The Westside Gazette reports that:

Funeral services for Troy Richardson Westside Gazette Originally posted 4/2/2008 Troy Lamar Richardson of Lauderhill, Fla.

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Family

Palm Coast, FL

#1 Apr 6, 2008
Mattie is not Troy's Mother. He was preceded in death by his mother, Edna Johnson of Sanford, Fl in 1980.
Why the drama now

Lynchburg, VA

#2 Apr 7, 2008
At this point, what difference does it make!
Family

United States

#3 Apr 8, 2008
Why the drama now wrote:
At this point, what difference does it make!
I would not expect you to understand our pain. I attended Troy's Funeral. He is my cousin by blood. He was also two months younger than me. So if you could imagine, the time I spent with my cousin was precious. Neither I nor anyone in my family was allowed the opportunity to say our words of love and rememberance of Troy. Ultimately, my Grandmother, Troy's biological grandmother had to sit through this parade of lies about Troy and where he came from. His obituary at the funeral did not mention Troy being preceded in death by his mother, my grandmother's daughter, my aunt, Edna Johnson. I don't have a problem with Mattie calling Troy her son, she did raise him with Troy's father Jimmy, but I do have a problem with blatant lies being spread around. The service was beautful in what was said about Troy and his character. We sat in silence as to not interrupt service disrespectfully, but that part is over and a new chapter has begun. At the same time I pray that God can give our family a peace about this situation and that one day soon we will be able to forgive Mattie for this intentional act and that Mattie realizes what she has done and seeks to right the situation. If you understand now great, if not, I understand
Family

United States

#4 Apr 8, 2008
and yes we are bitter
Family

United States

#5 Apr 8, 2008
I will no longer post on this as I pray God gives us peace.
Why the drama now

Aurora, CO

#6 Apr 8, 2008
I completely understand your pain as well as that of your family. I was also at the funeral and Troy and I have been friends for years. Troy was my absolute best friend so believe me I understand the pain. I can also say that most of our friends didn't know that Mrs. Richardson wasn't Troy's mom. And maybe thats why hearing it via myspace and news blogs hurt me personally so much.

I can also sympathize with your family being angry about not being able to speak at his homegoing because I can only imagine the pain it caused your family. My frustration is this, being angry about the circumstances is fine and resolving that anger is good. But I just think that my posting messages on Troy's myspace, "airing" out the family business was disrespectful to his memory. Primarily because I'm sure Mrs. Richardson doesn't access Myspace.

Much like you, I'll continue to pray for your family because I know how hard this has been on me so I can only imagine how difficult dealing with his death is for you all. In time, maybe your family and Mrs. Richardson will be able to resolve the issues that are there. Will it help ease the pain of not being able to speak at Troy's services? Probably not, but at least you'll understand each others position. I'm not trying to be judgmental and I'm not saying what happened was right or wrong. But as a friend, I just want Troy's interest and image to be considered and protected in all this.

Im Praying for you all.
In Pursuit of Excellence

Zellwood, FL

#7 Apr 9, 2008
I am "Family's" sister, and I posted on myspace. "Airing" family business is exposing things that only family should know. I simply acknowledged his mother who is deceased, as some did his father. I thought about it before I did it, and I knew that some would not understand, but I could not honor Troy's memory without honoring his mother's.

Nothing said on myspace or this forum was disrespectful to Troy's memory. It was truth. What was done in the paper and at his funeral was disrespectful to his memory. Not acknowleging his mother is the same as not acknowledging a part of who Troy was.

Like my brother, I am done in this forum, but feel free to message me on myspace.

In Pursuit of Excellence
In Pursuit of Excellence

Zellwood, FL

#8 Apr 9, 2008
It is good to know that you can understand some of what we are going through and thank you for your prayers
Ann

Pompano Beach, FL

#9 Apr 9, 2008
Family wrote:
and yes we are bitter
You have some nerve to write this garbage about being upset regarding not being mentioned. Where were you and your grandmother when Edna died. If you cared so much about being mentioned in a piece of paper how come you and your grandmother did not take him in. I am so sick of peolpe always trying to start some type of confusion when someone dies. Is it money involved! Is that what you and your gandmother are looking for? How much do you want so that I can send it to you so you and your grandmother don't lose and sleep over this? I am sorry to hear that Edna died but that was 18 years ago. You and your grandmother had time to come a take your beloved Troy if you cared. Troy was a great person and was not concerned with unfruitful matters. Maybe your cousin Troy should have taught you to love, forgive, and move on. oh yeah, I have been knowing Troy since he was 8, he never mentioned you.
Cortney

Calvert City, KY

#10 Apr 9, 2008
Excuse you Ann, but you don't know the whole situation and therefore have no right to be disrespectful to any of my (Troy's) family. First of all, if you want to talk about garbage you don't know the meaning until you've seen all the facts that have been involved in this whole situation; and, if you've known Troy for so long why didn't some of his loving kindness rub off on you? Maybe you need to take a look at yourself and stop making assumptions when you don't know the whole story. May God bless you Ann!
Ann

Pompano Beach, FL

#11 Apr 9, 2008
You are right, and I am not trying to know the whole situation. Troy is home with his Heavenly Father. Which is OUR goal, those who are left on earth. We don't know the day, minute, or hour in which we will be called home therefore, being bitter over not being mentioned is not worth the fight. If your family is upset doesn't the bible tell us to go to that brother or sister. Airing it for others to see is tasteless considering something of this nature will cause confusion. The bible clearly states that the Lord is not the author of confusion. So, what are you or your family trying to do, start confusion. I am not a part of your family because I would be the one who tells the family having your name on a piece of paper doesn't make you a mother either. Didn't Peter deny the Father three time and He still forgive Him. I hope your family finds peace in this matter and can movve on with your lives. And yes, I am too blessed to be stressed over foolishness.
For we who lack wisdom

United States

#12 Apr 11, 2008
Ann if you read the post in full before you responded you will notice that family and Troy are the same age and therefore could not get custody of him. You would also realize it was not 18 years ago but 28. You would also realized that the above post did not want to personally be mentioned on any piece of paper. You would also realize this person is hurt and but realizes this is not the best way to handle it and said they would not post anymore after praying for preace and forgiveness. More over Ann, you would realize that money was not mentioned. Believe it or not, there are christians out there who seek God's face and not His hand. Oh, and Ann, confusion starts when lies are told. James 1:5 says if any of you lack wisdom let him ask of God that giveth to all men liberally. I can fully appreciate "Why the drama now's" response, it showed wisdom and a high level of comprehension. We don't all have to agree on technical issues but the truth is what we should agree on. Ann I hope this finds you in well health and good spirits as the Lord loves us all. This is not meant to tear you down Ann as I pray for us all. Maybe one day we can all gather together and remember Troy in his love for God and devotion to God.

For everyone else who reads this. Take out the time to pray for and express love to your family, friends and enemies as you never know when you may see them again
jayda

King Of Prussia, PA

#13 Jun 4, 2008
troy i was lookin for you and your girlfriend your the best one in high school musical i love okay
rudy rea moore

Hudson, FL

#14 Oct 1, 2012
Family wrote:
Mattie is not Troy's Mother. He was preceded in death by his mother, Edna Johnson of Sanford, Fl in 1980.
Here is what i can tell you is that i personal know mattie and jimmy troys biological father!!!! and they both are honorable people. small minds produce small thinking

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