Nicholas James Richardson

September 15, 2006June 2, 2021
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Nicholas James Richardson, 14, of Greensboro, NC, met Jesus and received a new and perfect body on June 2, 2021. Nicholas was born September 15, 2006. He entered this world with numerous medical and physical challenges. In April, 2007, Nicholas suffered irreparable whole body damage days after open heart surgery. The result was profound disability in his body. Despite this, Nicholas gave us over 14 years of life.

Although non-verbal, Nicholas had a spontaneous laugh that melted the heart of mankind. The joy he brought his parents and siblings through their years of care, cannot be replaced.

Nicholas touched countless lives for the better and caused lifelong relationships to be forged. Although he never spoke a single word, he spoke volumes. He was our Superman.

Surviving are his parents, Stephen and Lisa, and his three amazing siblings, Stephen, Megan and Brandon. He is also survived by his grandmother, Sharon Yantis, and a grandfather, David Richardson, as well as his uncle and aunt, Keith and Martitia Richardson. Finally, he is survived by his niece Lorelei. Nicholas is also predeceased by a grandmother, Ann Forrester Richardson.

A service of life will be held at Westover Church, 505 Muirs Chapel Road, Greensboro, NC at 1:00pm, June 5, 2021 and officiated by the Reverend Chris Lewis.

Memorial contributions can be made to Kids Path, 2504 Summit Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27405, or to Haynes-Inman Education Center, 200 Haynes Road, Jamestown, NC 27282.

Hanes Lineberry North Elm Chapel is assisting the Richardson family.


  • Kids Path
  • Haynes-Inman Education Center


  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, June 5, 2021


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Steve Roberts

June 7, 2021

I had the honor of meeting Nicholas on several occasions during his brief life and always walked away feeling blessed. Not only by Nicholas himself but also by the unending dedication and love shown toward him by his family. God bless you and hold you Nicholas until we meet again.

Patricia A Collins

June 6, 2021

My heart goes out to you and family over your lose of your son, I know how you feel.
I lost my son on Feb 26,2021 and I have been grieving over him since and I don't wish this kind of pain on any parent.
It's hard to deal with life without your child.but if you need a parent to just to listen , please feel free to get in touch with me.
My name is patty Collins and my phone # is 410-699-1112 I know how you feel and how much you love and miss you son
God bless you and your family and may you find peace in knowing that your son is with God in heaven

Patricia Balboni

June 6, 2021

I was privileged to meet Nicholas as a pre-schooler as he was transitioning to Haynes-Inman Education Center. He was always happy and wiling to try new things in his classroom. He absolutely had a special light about him.
It was an honor to work with Nicholas.
Patricia (Patty) Balboni
Teacher of the Visually Impaired and Multi-Disabilities

JoAnn Currie

June 6, 2021

Dear Richardson Family,
Please accept my condolences on the loss of your sweet Nicholas. I met Nicholas and your family when he was very young and began with the school system. Your love and care for him was a bright light that shone for all to see. Wishing you comfort and peace as you grieve the loss of your sweet boy.
JoAnn Currie

Bill and Mary Dot Waddell

June 5, 2021

To Steve and Lisa and family and Tommy Roberts (you are so much a part of this family). You all are exactly what God intended you to be, The Spirit of the Living God! Do not worry about Nicholas. He is all tucked in with Jesus, waiting for all of his family as God calls them home, one by one.
I grew up in Asheville with the parents and grandparents of this wonderful family., God has blessed them all. We are all praying for peace and comfort that only God can provide during these times. love to all, Bill and Mary Dot Waddell

Chad Honaker

June 5, 2021

The sweetest little boy & the greatest family. Thankful to have met this family through a tragedy of our own. Now to watch this sweet family suffer the loss of such a precious life, is heart breaking. God bless you all, prayers of peace & comfort remain.

Mark Ralls

June 4, 2021

The life of Nicholas - filled with faith, hope and love - is a window on to the heart God. I am grateful for a life well-lived and a son and brother so well-loved.

Tommy Roberts

June 3, 2021

I am so proud of this young man. The strength get through so much, for as long as he could. Certainly peaceful with our Lord now, with a lot to say. He could not have been with a better family than the Richardson’s, loving, caring folks. Sorry for your loss, happy for heaven’s gain.

Dona George

June 3, 2021

Lisa and family, holding you tight with love and prayers. I loved the stories Lisa would share in nursing school. Remarkable guy raised by an incredible loving family. May peace be in your heart. Know you are loved and supported.

Tina Hoover

June 3, 2021

Lisa, Stephan and family words cannot express how my heart breaks for you but knowing Nicholas he is smiling down on you all. You have always been such an amazing family and are lifted in my prayers.
God bless