Xavier Marcus Richardson

August 30, 1990December 3, 2018

Xavier Marcus Richardson, 28, of Tampa, FL, 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, Virginia and the USS Eisenhower until being Honorably discharged. He achieved the Good Conduct Medal; Navy 'E' Ribbon; National Service Medal; GWOT Expeditionary Medal; GWOT Service Medal; Sea Service Deployment 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 step brother Devante Taylor and step sister Jiyai Smalls.

Xavier leaves behind his maternal grandparents, Peter and Pamela Reed, of England; (Margaret Collings and Trevor Jackson, of England); and his paternal grandparents, Charlie and Agnes Mack of South Carolina. He is also survived by his Great Uncle, Robert Richardson Sr. of California; 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 of St. Pauls, NC. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 12:00 pm., at McKoy & Sons Funeral Home, 412 E Armfield Street, St. Pauls, NC 28384. The graveside service will follow at Boone Cemetery in St. Pauls, NC.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donations in Xavier's name to the NAMI Hillsborough, Inc., (National Alliance on Mental Illness) NAMI Hillsborough, P.O. Box 17856, Tampa, FL 33682.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 8, 2018
  • Graveside Service Saturday, December 8, 2018

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Michelle Thibault

December 8, 2018

My thoughts and prayers go to Xavier's family. I was truly saddened to hear the news of his passing.

Angela Brown

December 5, 2018

On behalf of myself and my Daughter Breyona we would like to extend our heartfelt sympathy to Keyah and Heather and the entire family during your time of sorrow.