For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ Shall rise first. Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words. 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18. He was the owner of Steven A. Richardson Income Tax & Financial Planning Company, 1681 Wooddale Blvd., Baton Rouge, La. 70806. Steven died at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2013, at The Baton Rouge General Bluebonnet. He was 62, a native of Lewiston, Idaho and a resident of Baton Rouge. Visitation will be held at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the religious service in the chapel at 1:00 p.m., conducted by Rev. Merlin Liverman. A graveside service will be held at New Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery of Oliver Springs, Tennessee, under the direction of Jackson-Oliver Mortuary. Steven is survived by his wife of 36 years: Deborah Graham Richardson; daughter: Ashley Marie Richardson; son: Christopher Allen Richardson; his father: Robert William Richardson of Pasco, Washington; sister: Deborah Kay Brooks & her husband Peter Thacher Brooks, Jr. of College Place, Washington; grandchildren: Casey Ahna Richardson and Chloe Adele Richardson; niece: Whitney Anne Brooks; his father-in-law & mother-in-law: James D. & Annie Russell Graham; brothers-in-law & sisters-in-law: Mike & Teresa Adcock, and Daniel L. & Anita Graham; very special friend: Charlie Richardson. He was preceded in death by his mother: Josephine Marie Finnell Richardson. A special thanks to very special friends: Jeannie Causey, Lois LeDuff, Dianne Buhler, Bill Williams, Bill "Pete" Peterson, Terry & Deborah Quinn, Jeff & Jodie Bailey, Pat & Sonny Persick, Stephen & DeBera Mumphrey, Nancy Panaro & Camille Van Gordon, and the numerous thousands of friends he had made over the 36 years he's been living in Baton Rouge. The family would like to pay a special thanks to Dr. Vince Cataldo & the doctors and nurses at The Baton Rouge General Bluebonnet. Steven was a member of Parkview Baptist Church and numerous professional organizations. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge.
Rabenhorst Funeral Homes East
11000 Florida Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70815
Published in TheAdvocate.com from Mar. 2 to Mar. 4, 2013