Ladies and gentlemen, family and friends, we gather here today to remember and celebrate the life of a remarkable young soul, Jor'Dell Richardson. Though his time with us was tragically cut short, we take solace in knowing that the impact he made during his time on Earth will forever resonate within our hearts.
Jor'Dell's journey began on November 26, 2008, in Denver, CO, as the cherished child of Laurie Littlejohn and Jameco Richardson. From the earliest years of his life, Jor'Dell possessed an insatiable curiosity and an adventurous spirit. He approached each day with boundless energy, ready to explore, joke, and engage in playful mischief. He loved to be outside, riding his bike, gliding on roller blades, and swimming were some sources of pure joy for him, filling the air with his infectious laughter and giving the world that beautiful smile.
As Jor'Dell matured, his love for sports blossomed, and he showcased his exceptional talents in whatever he pursued. He possessed a gift of being a natural-born athlete, that allowed him to excel on the field or court effortlessly. He was very passionate about what he was doing and it was a joy to see him in action.
As a family, they would take many outings, road trips and purely get together often to trade stories, joke around, play games, listen to music, cook, and just simply enjoy each others company. Jor’Dell’s infectious energy and magnetic personality made him the life of every gathering, and there were many. Jor’Dell's love for music was boundless, whether he was singing, dancing, or simply appreciating its power. He would often strike a pose for pictures, create TikToks, and proudly show off his abs, muscles, and the new growth spurt he had reached. With unwavering confidence, strength, and intelligence, he embraced the future with enthusiasm, knowing that his path was destined for greatness. His love and admiration he had for his mother, brother, and sister was felt; he wanted badly to make them proud.
Jor’Dell recently had a continuation from Aurora West College Preparatory Academy, he looked forward to high school and the many adventures that awaited him. While at AWCPA Jor’Dell’s presence illuminated the hallways, he was known for his contagious happiness, constant smile, and playful banter. He possessed a compassionate heart and stood up for those who faced bullying, exemplifying his loving nature. Recently, he fell in love with the game of basketball, showcasing his talent both at the recreational center with his brother and as a member of the AWCPA basketball team. His skills were so exceptional that he earned a place on the All-Star Team for Aurora Public Schools. Friends fondly recall his recent achievement of mastering the art of dunking, by saying, "Whether there was a hoop around or not, he would be dunking on you all day long.” they said with laughter in their hearts and sadness in their eyes.
Jor'Dell held many titles in life – son, brother, uncle, cousin, grandson, and nephew. To know him was to love him, for he was a radiant light that illuminated the lives of all fortunate enough to cross his path. Although our hearts ache with his absence, we find solace in the countless memories we shared with him. These memories will forever fill our lives, guiding and inspiring us in all that we do.
As we bid our final farewell to Jor'Dell today, let us remember that he will forever remain in our hearts and minds. His vibrant spirit will accompany us on every step of our journey until the end of time. Though his physical presence may be gone, the love and memories we hold dear will continue to shape our lives. May we honor his legacy by embracing life with the same zest, love, and laughter that he so effortlessly shared with us.
Rest in peace, dear Jor'Dell. Your light will forever shine upon us.
Jor’Dell is preceded in death by his grandfather, Ivory Littlejohn; uncle, Chamos Richardson and god mother, Olivya Hill.
Jor’Dell is survived by his mother, Laurie Littlejohn; father, Jameco Richardson; grandmother, Lois Smith; brothers, Anton Richardson, Jameco Richardson Jr (niece JaVaeah Richardson), and Michael Richardson; sisters, Ja’Kyrah Littlejohn, Za’Nayah Richardson & DeIra Bankston; aunts, Ilene Littlejohn, Jessica Smith, Jaleesa Smith, KeKe Clark and Elizabeth Richardson; uncles, Arthur Richardson, Dale Boutwell, Cordell Anderson, Anthony BeReal, and Terry Hall.