Antonio Levance Richardson was born to loving parents David Stover and Theresa Richardson on October 8, 1978. Antonio grew up with family in Montgomery, AL and in his second home of Decatur, AL. Antonio was very active in his community; he played sports and was a member of his high school band. Antonio confessed his life to Christ early; he attended Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church. Antonio attended Miles College and Alabama State University where he touched and impacted the lives of many. Antonio met his devoted wife, Shanderia Richardson, during his time at Miles College. Throughout the years Antonio gained many friends wherever he went, because he did not meet a stranger.
Antonio departed this life on April 3, 2020. Antonio was preceded in death by his grandfather Dave Leonard Stover, grandmothers Pauline Patton and Willie Mae Stover, aunt Denise Reynolds, uncle Donnell Stover, and brother Kenneth Jackson.
Tony, Tonio, Wolfe Cookie- no matter what name you affectionately called him he was intrinsically and fundamentally consistent at being dedicated to his love of the Lord, his family, and his friends. Love was always felt with his presence, including a smile that was often followed by a hug and a compliment upon greeting him. Despite his often quiet and laid-back demeanor, the magnitude of his love spoke volumes to all that know him. Tonio’s quiet confidence, smooth swagger, and ability to turn heads no matter the room, rightly earned him the nick name “Cool Breeze.”
Having a conversation with him was always easy; his love and understanding didn’t require complexity. He truly wanted the best for his loved ones and friends. That’s why he was always there to celebrate life’s wins with you, and he always lent an arm of fellowship during life’s challenges. His belief and trust in God were his foundation, rooted by the seeds that were planted by his grandmothers, mom, dad, and the village that loved him. He lived honoring these teachings, thus making him the man that we know and love!
Let’s stop for a second and acknowledge that he was the real fashion MVP. When in his company, you may find yourself admiring his outfit coordination. However, he would humbly accept (knowing he was the flyest in the room) but matched and returned every compliment with the same amount of love. As we attempt to adjust to our new normal without him, when you feel a gentle gust of wind that brings you that perfect chill on a warm day, remember the ultimate “Cool Breeze” Antonio Richardson.
As we reflect on his life, let’s be reminded that he was confident but never cocky. He was never a storm but just the right type of “Cool Breeze” we wanted, needed, and will miss in our life. Rest In Peace to a beloved husband, son, brother, nephew, cousin, and friend. Antonio may be physical gone, but his presence and love will never be forgotten!
Antonio leaves to cherish his memories, his wife Shanderia Richardson, parents David Stover and Theresa Richardson; grandfather Ernest McGhee; brothers Royce (Trisa) Richardson, Diondra (Quatar) Richardson, Daniel Stover, and Roderick (Jasmine) Jackson; sisters Ariana (Mario) Ellis, Antionette Stover, Keeta Stover, Danielle Stover; uncles Marion Richardson, Tony Stover, Willie Stover; aunts Clarice Dabney, Marlene Patton, June Madens, Ann Jones, Iris Strain; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
A public viewing in compliance with the State mandate of social distancing (COVID-19) will be Thursday, April 9, 2020 @ 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Peace Mortuary & Funeral Home
3048 Dorchester Dr.
Montgomery, AL 36116
Friday, April 10, 2020