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Richie Allan Hinton


Sunrise: May 4, 1959

Sunset: February 10, 2021

Richie Allan Hinton, our beloved husband, father, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend departed this life on Wednesday, February 10, 2021.  He was born on May 4, 1959, in Manilla, Arkansas, to Jewel Black and the late Prentis Hinton. Richie was the middle child of his siblings.

Richie grew up in Dell, Arkansas where he was educated in the Dell City school system and was a 1977 graduate of Dell High School in Arkansas. Following graduation, Richie was employed at Nibco as a Lab Technician.  While working at Nibco, he met the love of his life, Patricia Williams.  They both relocated to the Tidewater area of Virginia and were married.

Richie continued to pursue his education and career by attending ITT Technical Institute in Virginia Beach, Virginia, where he received an Associate Degree in Electronic Engineering Technology.  His degree in Electronic Engineering Technology landed him employment at Northwest and Delta Airlines.  Richie was currently employed by Checkered Flag Honda, Norfolk, as a parts delivery driver and owned his own lawn business for which he took great pride.  

Richie was a happy and generous man who loved helping others and would give you anything that he had without expecting anything in return. He was quick to make friends and never met a stranger.  Richie enjoyed multiple sports such as golf, basketball, and football. He was a die-hard Dallas Cowboys and Arkansas Razorback football team fan.  He was adventurous, loved having fun and was a dancing machine (or so he thought). Whenever Richie was around, he was always the life of the party.  He was a great friend and very patient guy.  There are those who will remember how Richie helped to take care of them and to nurse them back to health.  Richie will always be remembered for his infectious personality and smile.  Most of all, Richie was a family man, a wonderful husband and father who enjoyed spending time with his family.    

Richie was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Winston and Alberta Black; father, Prentis Hinton; siblings, Winston Black Jr, Cedric Hinton, Judy Hinton, Gregory Hinton, Joel Hinton, and Michael J. Hinton.

He leaves to celebrate his life and loving memories: His loving and devoted wife of 29 years, Patricia Hinton of the home; children, Skylar Hinton and Kaelen Hinton of Norfolk, VA; mother, Jewel Black, Buffalo, NY; siblings, Joyce Lewis (Robert), West Memphis, AR; Pamela Johnson (Mark), Buffalo, NY; Larry Black, Blytheville, AR; Vernice Black, Harriet Black and Gloria Black, Atlanta, GA; Krystle Hinton, Anthony Hinton (Elizabeth), Roderick Hinton and Brian Hinton, Buffalo, NY; Mike Brown Hinton, and Marie Brown Hinton, Cleveland, OH; god-daughter, Coral Kendall, Norfolk, VA; one aunt, Mae Stanley, Buffalo, NY; and a host of relatives and friends.

Viewing Friday, February 19, 2021 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Saturday, February 20, 2021 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Granby Chapel Interment Forest Law Cemetery 8100 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance

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    Ricky & Michelle Sims says

    Your smile was infectious and your love was far reaching. We will miss you Richie💔❤

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    Karlotta A. Richards, Ph.D. says

    “Life is not measured by the breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away!” Richie has left us with many breath taking moments! A life well lived, has gone way too soon. I extend my deepest sympathy to his loving wife Patricia, his beautiful children Skylar and Kaelen, and all his friends and family. May the great memories you shared, bring you solace and peace during this very difficult time. Know that those you love don’t go away, they walk beside you every day, unseen, unheard, but always near…..

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    Laura Mazzarino says

    Richie will be truly missed, I had the pleasure of working with him at Delta, he was a man of integrity and a very good friend to all. My condolences to Mrs Hinton and to his children and family.
    Goodbye Richie may you Rest In Peace.

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      Jasmine Oyola says

      Sweet Richie, always laughing and positive. Thank you for all your guidance and wisdom when I moved to Virginia and worked with you at delta airlines, I was all over the place lol and you would always laugh and tell me to enjoy life. You were always a supporter and true mentor. Very sad about this news, VERY sad. May your spirit rest easy in heaven. I will be praying for you, your family and your loved ones. God grabbed an angel for sure. With love always my man ❤ jas.

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    Michele Williams Echols says

    He was more than a brother in law. He was my brother and is already greatly missed. May God continue to wrap his arms around this family and give us all strength, peace and comfort. Your legacy will live on. I love you and my family.

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    Carolyn Barnes says

    The Blytheville High School Class of 1981 sends our deepest sympathy to our classmate and Friend Patricia Williams-Hinton. Your classmates and Friends are praying for you. We love you. Earth has no sorrow that Heaven can’t heal. God bless you and your fantastic family.

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    Sondra Squeakie Stewart says

    My dear, sweet uncle. This hits very hard. Imagining life without you is hard. I love and miss you so dearly.

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    rosalind Barnes says

    My condolences to my Hinton/Black Family,
    We love you Richie but God loved you best we will miss how you made the world smile just by being around you cousin always happy and lots of laughs.
    Love you always and forever in our hearts, Skippy and family

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    Val Washington says

    Cousin, I will never forget you being selfless and taking Diamond (her car, clothes, etc.) to Tennessee from Chicago, so that she could move back there. Instead of taking your flight home scheduled from Chicago, you took your flight from Nashville, so that you could help her drive there. (You drove all the way.🤣) You called me when you all got to BNA and said mission accomplished, Cuz! I was screaming thank you (Cuz) thank you so much! You save the day! She was so happy. I gave you the Cousin of the Year Award on Facebook and I’ve been talking about your selfless act of kindness every since.

    I’m going to miss your smile, your humbleness, and us kicking-it at family functions.

    Rest in Heaven, Love always,
    Val, DJ, and Diamond
    💜💜💜💜💜

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    Val Washington says

    Cousin, I will never forget you being selfless and taking Diamond (her car, clothes, etc.) to Tennessee from Chicago, so that she could move back there. Instead of taking your flight home scheduled from Chicago, you took your flight from Nashville, so that you could help her drive there. (You drove all the way.🤣) You called me when you all got to BNA and said mission accomplished, Cuz! I was screaming thank you (Cuz) thank you so much! You save the day! She was so happy. I gave you the Cousin of the Year Award on Facebook and I’ve been talking about your selfless act of kindness every since.

    I’m going to miss your smile, your humbleness, and us kicking-it at family functions.

    Rest in Heaven, Love always,
    Val, DJ, and Diamond
    💜💜💜💜💜

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    Dennis Hare says

    So sorry for your loss. Richie was a good man and a pleasure to work with.

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      Dominique Boyd says

      On Behalf of the Entire Mitchell Family( Blytheville, Ar.) We offer Our Sincere Condolences to the Hinton Family. Our Prayer is that You look to GOD for Comfort & Peace❤

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    Kathy Cross says

    Richie was a well liked person and is going to be dearly missed.

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    Bowen Family says

    Our prayers and sympathy to the bereaved family. Richie was a great friend. It was a pleasure knowing him at the Norfolk Airport Community. He will be missed.

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    Maryson, Eric and Omandan Family says

    Richie was a wonderful family friend. He was the person I can talk football too and gave me advised like an older brother would. Heaven gave another angel! He will be missed.

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    Carolyn Speller says

    My condolences to his spouse and family. Praying for your strength and healing process.

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    Karol Richards, MD says

    It is so hard to imagine that Richie was called home to be with the Lord. It just seems too soon…too sudden…too young. May the love, the laughter, the joy and all the memories that he shared provide comfort to those he loved and all of us that loved him. Deepest condolences to his family especially his wonderful wife Patricia and his lovely kids Skylar and Kaelen. Please find comfort that he lives on in your hearts and is always there, always near and you are loved by many who will always be here to support you. Wishing you God’s comfort.

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    Priscilla Johnson says

    I am so sorry I could not be there during this difficult time for you, Skylar, and Kaelen. Words cannot do justice as to how sad I was when I heard the news of Richie’s passing. I know life will be different and difficult but remember God will never let go of your hand. So when you’re feeling your lowest, grasp God’s hand tight and don’t you let go. I am here for you, Skylar and Kaelen through your healing journeys. Love you always.

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    Laura Vann says

    Dear Patricia, I was so sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. May God comfort you and your family during this period.

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    Dominice Coook says

    I am truly sorry to hear you are no longer here. We worked together at Delta in Norfolk. Always a fun, laidback dude to be around. We worked hard and had fun in the process. My deepest sympathy goes to Mrs. Hinton, his children and family. Rest in eternal peace my friend.

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    Amina Rivera says

    My dear friend Richie. This was a hard one. I never expected to be writing this. You were a wonderful friend to me. You will truly be miss. To the Hinton Family you have my deepest condolences. I’ll never forget you.

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    Sharnitha Johnson says

    My heart hurts to hear the news of your passing. Prayers to the Hinton family, Delta Family and friends. Your laugh, kind words and wisdom will always be with us. Rest well Richie

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    Ikea Gibson says

    My condolences to Richie and his family from the Gibsons ( Ikea Bills Gibson-Cousin) love you very much and miss you madly.

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