Angela S. Richardson

1975 - 2023

Angela S. Richardson of Akron, Ohio & Winston Salem, North Carolina was so much more than what can be described in a few brief paragraphs. She was a Mother, a Daughter, a Grandmother, a Partner, a Sister, an Aunt, a Friend, a Warrior and that just barely begins to scratch the surface. Angela made her grand entrance to this world on February 21st, 1975. She was raised in Akron, Ohio by her Mother & Father, Melanie & John Van Kirk.

She had a rambunctious and adventurous childhood filled with love and laughter. She spent many of her days fighting and making up with her sister, Alicia (Joshua) Ritenour of New Philadelphia Ohio. She was so involved with family, they were her whole life. Starting even at an early age her fondest memories would have included getting into trouble with her many cousins, especially Amy (Brian) Beisheim, Dan Lee (Samantha) Mendenhall, Aron Williams and Jessica Wooley.

She graduated from Central Hower High School and then started a family of her own. Her greatest achievements are her children, Zachary Davies of North Jackson, Ohio, Sophia (Trevor Mayle) Davies, Sydney Davies, both of Winston Salem North Carolina & John (Chickie) Cummings of Gilbert, Arizona. She was the absolute best Granny in the world to Trevor Mayle, Jr., Zhuri Wright and Khobi Cummings. She looked forward to nothing more than anticipating her two new grandbabies that are on their way. She was an incredible Aunt to Layla, Gemma and Presley, whom she loved so very much along with her Brother Dakota (Kaddie) Watts of Ravenna, Ohio.

She fought a long & courageous battle with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, that ultimately cut her life tragically short on August 8th, 2023. She could not have fought this brave battle for so long without the love and support of her partner of twenty-six years, John Ramsey. He was her rock and her other half. He took such good care of her, and her of him. His entire family has been a blessing during this difficult time. Also, thank you to the incredible team on the 9th floor of Forsyth Medical Center.

She was preceded in death by her Grandparents, multiple Aunts, Uncles & Cousins. She leaves behind countless loving family members, friends & colleagues. She never knew a stranger.

At her request there will be a celebration of life party in Akron, Ohio in the near future. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Angela Richardson Memorial Fund at


10 tributes for Angela S. Richardson

  1. Alicia Ritenour

    I love you so much sissy. We were polar opposites, but in a way that it made our two halves, one whole. I feel incomplete, now. I will miss you and love you forever. I will protect your family with a fierceness only you could inspire.

  2. Amy Beisheim

    I cherish every memory & every moment of mischief we got into as babies, toddlers, teens, younger moms, and as yikes!- adults. You have always been my favorite cousin & always will be. You gave the best advice & were no nonsense. We have so many stories and had so many laughs. I wish you were still here to giggle at them with me. I will love you forever & miss you for even longer!!

  3. Darnella Cummings

    Angie was an AMAZING lady who brought joy, smiles, and laughter to sooo many people! Her absence is felt by all of us whom she loved dearly. 😢. May she wear her crown of glory proudly and take her seat at the Master’s table as she hears Him say, “Job well done my good and faithful servant. Job well done.” My sincerest condolences to her family and many friends. 🙏🏾❤️. Rest easy Angie. I’ll see you when I get to the other side ❤️

  4. Andrea Pacheco

    Angela was such a remarkable person. She always has the best advice and could always find the good out of a bad situation. She was not only a friend, but a mentor in so many ways. She may have left this earth, but not without a legacy behind her. She will be missed so much by the many that love her. I got a Dunkin iced coffee and all I could think of was how many we drank surviving super doubles extreme couponing events. Until we meet again my sweet friend.

  5. Anna Larson

    Angela was the person I never knew I needed in my life. I’ll always cherish the laughs, cries, and heartfelt moments. Cannot forget about all the food we talked about as true foodies! We celebrated our friendship over mussels, crab nachos, and pilaf rice in mooresville just a year ago. I will miss talking to u every day and seeing all your lovely photos of the grand babies and your kiddos that u are always so proud of, and your partner who you always said was so amazing. You brought love and happiness to everyone who needed it before and during your journey. I’m so glad you made that Arizona trip! COLTON and I love you so much and will miss you until we meet again.

  6. Taylor Holliman

    I got the chance to meet you a few weeks ago now while I was at work. I looked up and seen a familiar face, with a big sweet smile. We had good conversation, you told me you couldn’t wait to meet my son and how you, Sophia, the babies, and I should all go to the pool. You were so sweet and caring, your smile lit up the whole room. I was so happy I finally got to meet you and was so grateful I got to speak with you that day! You were a great grandma, partner, mother, friend, a great person in general. I know you will take care of your family as there forever ANGEL. Rest in Peace Angela 🎀💝

  7. Sophia Davies

    To my beautiful mom, you will be missed by many but especially me😢Your advice, encouragement, support, and love are just a few of the things that I will cherish for the rest of my life. I don’t know how to live a life without you in it, I’m so lost. I’m thankful for the last few weeks that we got to spend together (not knowing it was the last). We road-tripped to PA to visit Sesame Place, flew across the country to AZ, trekked through the Greensboro Science center with both babies, and sat down for dinner as a big family the weekend before you passed. I’m lost for words as I try to explain how I feel but I do know that I’m so happy that you’re no longer in pain. Thank you for showing me what unconditional love is and how to always put family first no matter the circumstances. I’d be lucky to be half the woman you were! Please look over the babies and I🥺I look forward to the day that we meet again🕊️❤️‍🩹

  8. Kimberly Mendenhall

    Angela was a beautiful young lady. She was my niece and a Ginger. We will all miss you and see you on the other side. Rest in peace!

  9. Tina Abbott

    My work bestie…I miss our talks, laughs and texting each other during meetings that made no sense. You will forever be a part of me. I love you and miss you tremendously… but I know that you will always by my side. We will meet again my dear friend 💔❤️

  10. Sharon Mendenhall

    There are few words that I can say that haven’t been spoken here that others have said. So I’ll just say you were a FABLOUS person. You were my helper for Thanksgiving and I won’t ever forget you. Your Uncle and I will never forget you!


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