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.
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Arrangements under the direction of:
Aria Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252
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