Thompson, Richard Lloyd

July 28, 1975 - October 5, 2020

Richard Lloyd Thompson, 45 years old, left this world on Monday, October 5, 2020.

He was born on July 28, 1975 in Caracas, Venezuela, and lived in Plano, Texas until his untimely death earlier this week.

Richard came into this life with challenges.  He didn’t have the mental capacities like other people, but the one thing he had more than others was an abundance of love.  Ricky’s disability never stopped him from exploring or discovering in his own way.  His passions were watching Batman movies, learning how to paint from PBS Artist, Bob Ross and finding peace when he visited the beaches of his birthplace, enjoying those trips with his extended family.  The laughter he shared with his cousins, the love that he had for his nephew and niece, Johnny and Jessi, making sure no one ever got into an argument, reminding everyone to “wait-a-minute-guys”.  And when things didn’t quite go his way, he would bite onto his shirt collar or pull his sleeves up.  Richard taught us that life doesn’t have to be too complicated, he taught us patience and most importantly, he showed us his unconditional love and respect for others every single day.

Richard lived life on his own terms.  He would listen, but he often did what “HE” wanted to do.  Even though he was the youngest brother, he always looked out for his older brother Frank, his companion in life and best friend.  Both Frank and Richard were like two peas in a pod, like Batman and Superman.  He always looked forward to Friday nights because that meant it was Pizza Night with mom and dad, and he loved going to the movies with his oldest brother, Johnny.

We’ve learned over the past week that Richard’s love reached far and wide.  We’ve heard from countless of family members, including uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews, nieces and friends.  The three most common things that we’ve read about Richard were that he was an angel on Earth, now he’s one in Heaven, that he had such a innocence to him and that he had the kindest eyes and sweetest smile.

Today we are heart-broken that Richard is no longer with us.  How do you prepare for the loss of a child, the loss of a brother, the loss of an uncle, the loss of a friend?  You can’t!  You have to find the strength within you and help support those loved ones left behind to move forward.

Richard, you were loved by many, but especially by your family.  Maybe you weren’t given the best hand at life, yet you lived life to the fullest.  We will miss you for the rest of our days here on Earth, but we look forward to the day that we can all reunite and see you again.  In the meantime, you will live in our hearts and in our memories…ALWAYS.

Richard is survived by immediate family members: Father – John Willis Thompson, Mother – Gloria Elssy Thompson, Oldest Brother – John Ernest Thompson and Middle Brother – Frank Edward Thompson.

A Viewing will be held from 1:00pm until 3:00pm, followed by a Service from 3:00pm until 4:00pm on Friday – October 9, 2020 at ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home, 19310 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75252.  In case more information is needed, please contact their office at (214) 306-6700.

Please leave the family condolences and share memories on this website.

Arrangements under the direction of:

Aria Cremation Service and Funeral Home

19310 Preston Road

Dallas, Texas 75252

(214) 306-6700

13 replies on “Thompson, Richard Lloyd”

Lisa and Jim Thompson says:

We are so sorry to hear about Richard. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Carola says:

You have the most special place in my heart! I will always remember you with a big smile looking at me with the most beautiful green eyes! I will see you soon my dear….

Danielle Paul says:

To the Thompson family, specially to my lovely aunt Elsy, uncle John, and to all who have been deeply affected by the loss of our cousin Ricky. The Lord says and promises:

13 Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. 14 For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. 15 According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so, we will be with the Lord forever. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words. (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)

And that’s my desire for you today, to encourage you with his word and rely on his promises. Meanwhile, “…may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, who has loved us and given us eternal comfort and good hope by grace, 17 comfort and strengthen your hearts in every good thing you do or say. (2 Thessalonians 2:16-17) …. until the day we reunite again.

God bless you all,

Danielle Paul

Teresa says:

Querida Hermana,
Estamos contigo en estos momentos de inmensa tristeza por la partida de nuestro amado Ricky, fue un niño muy feliz! Ruego a Dios por la restauracion y paz de su espiritu. Estmos contigo y tu familia en pensamiento y Oraciones.

Carlos Paul says:

Tía Elsy & John,

I am truly sorry for your loss, I can only imagine how hard this must be. I still have a few memories of the time we shared in La Floresta, but still have you very present!

Hope God gives you strength to handle this…


Irene Paul says:

mi mami y yo lo sentimos mucho tía q tengas q pasar por estos momentos tan amargos!! Pero siempre acuérdate de algo ; ellos se van y uno aprende a vivir sin ellos…. tú aprenderás cómo hicimos nosotros con mi papa. Se te quiere mucho y sabes que cuentas con nosotros para lo que sea!

Ant Teresa says:

To The Thompson family : Sharing in your sadness as we remember our beloved Ricky. We hope the Lord can restore your spirit and give you peace. We are together in thoughts and prayers.

Ant Teresa

Everyone's Day Hab says:

On behalf of Everyone’s Day Hab: We will miss you Richard! Heaven has gained a sweet sweet angel<3 Everyone's Day Hab is sending love and prayers to the Thompson Family.

Mimi says:

Que recuerdo de Riquí ? Que le gustaba que lo llamaran Richard, su dulce mirada incomprensible para muchos y su maravillosa inocencia y credibilidad que le daba ventaja sobre todos nosotros porque siempre estaba feliz, no importaba lo que pasará a su alrededor. Ese maravilloso ser que vino por un tiempo a llenar un hogar de alegría y felicidad. Hoy estás lleno de gozo y libre para volar. Te vamos a extrañar, siempre estarás con nosotros los que compartimos contigo y nos regalaste la oportunidad de conocerte un poquito. Que Dios te bendiga

Alejandra says:

Nadie estaba preparado para tu partida, sin embargo todos fuimos bendecidos de haberte tenido en nuestras vidas. No hay palabras para describir el vacio que dejaste.
Estarás en nuestros corazones siempre y estoy segura que tal como lo hiciste en vida seguiras cuidando de todos nosotros desde donde quiera que estes, porque eso fuiste y siempre serás, un angelito que tuvimos la fortuna de tener en esta familia.
I will Love you and miss you always sweety

Julie Thompson Rideau says:

I am so sorry for your loss. My heart is broken for your family.
Julie Rideau

Yasmin Castro says:

Gloria and John we sorry we are so sorry to hear about Rickie . We sending love and prayers. God bless you .

Yasmin Castro says:

Gloria and John we sorry we are so sorry to hear about Rickie . We sending love and prayers. God bless you . Love Yasmin and Alfieri .

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