Christopher Richardson

Sunrise: June 19, 1967

Sunset: March 22, 2024

Christopher “Chris” Richardson was born on June 19, 1967, to the late Vance Richardson and Dorothy Jones in Newark, New Jersey. He later moved to Richmond, Virginia with his family while still a young child.

Chris accepted Christ at an early age and attended Fifth Street Baptist Church in Richmond, where he also enjoyed going to Skate Land with family and friends.

In 2016, Christopher met the love of his life Monica. They later joined hands in Marriage on June 19, 2018, as he wanted to celebrate both of his happiest days together. Chris was a die-hard Dallas Cowboys fan, loved waking up early mornings to maintenance the yard and countless trips to visit family and friends where he always had a great time and left everyone with memories to cherish forever.

Christopher was a former employee of Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and transitioned to a career with Amazon in Suffolk, Va.

Christopher Richardson departed this life on Friday, March 22, 2024. He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Jones, father Vance Richardson and sister Benita Alston.

He leaves to cherish his memory: his wife, Monica Richardson; two stepdaughters, Erica Shelton-Gonzalez and Temeka Shelton. Grandchildren, Jaden Gonzalez and Saniah Gonzalez; Stepmother, Venda Richardson; Brothers, Vance Richardson Jr (Jessica) of Chesterfield, VA, James Alston (Stephanie) of Richmond, VA, Keith Alston; Sisters, Andrea Alston (Percell) of Richmond, VA Clemis Macklin (Herbert) of Richmond, VA; Uncles, Allen Jones Jr (Otellia), Morris Jones (Shirley), Wilbert Jones Sr (Janice), William Jones (Deborah), Melvin Jones (Gayle), Maurice Richardson, Celister Richardson (Beatrice), Aunts: Mary Fuller, Martha Alston, Bessie Lou (Malone), Sarah Watkins (Walter), Susie Fondren; Childhood friends, Nile Oliver and Leroy “Burl” Cain; Best friends, Keith Godwin, Adrain Judd and Hashim Henry and a host of more Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and friends.

Viewing Friday, April 5, 2024 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 5605 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23701 Service COME IN PERSON OR WATCH LIVE ONLINE Saturday, April o6, 2024 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Portsmouth Chapel Interment Olive Branch Cemetery Cpl J M Williams Ave. Portsmouth, VA 23701

Send Flowers


  1. reply
    Darlene Christian says

    My dear friend Monica, I am so sorry for the loss of your husband Chris. I pray that God comforts you and give you peace. May all the wonderful memories of your life together help get you through this time of sorrow. Love you!

  2. reply
    David Whitehurst says

    Monica, Robin and I are deeply saddened over this news. We are here for you in this sorrow filled time. Peace to you and your family.

  3. reply
    Vernell Robertson says

    Monica my condolences to you and Chris family it’s won’t be easy for a while but I will be here for you after everyone goes on with their lives. I extend my hand to you as long as you need it your friend..

  4. reply
    Rodney Bathurst says

    Monica, Paulette and I are so sorry about Chris. If we can do anything for you please let us know. You are in our prayers. We are here for you.

  5. reply
    Rev. W. D. Sellers Sr says

    Our deepest condolences to the family may God continue to keep you and comfort you during this time of sorrow.
    Rev. W.D. Sellers Sr. and wife Deborah.

Leave a Reply


Personal Service, Peace of Mind, Pleasant Memories

P 757.628.1000 • F 757.545.9148

© Metropolitan Funeral Service