Funeral Services Set For Northview’s Dariontae Richardson

February 7, 2019

Funeral arrangement have been announced for Northview High School student and football player Dariontae Richardson.

Visitation will be held Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Christian Memorial Funeral Home at 78 Harris Street in Atmore. Funeral services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Grace Fellowship at 1412 East Nashville Avenue in Atmore.

At a School Advisory Council meeting Wednesday at Northview, Interim Principal Gerry Pippins expressed deep sympathy to his family and friends. He said Richardson was in a Birmingham for a medical procedure that was originally thought to be successful, and it was not immediately known what happened.

Richardson suffered a heart attack hours after the Chiefs’ Northview first round playoff win over Graceville November 9. The Chiefs’ #10 passed away on Monday.

He made several key plays for Northview in their win against Graceville but was not injured in the game.

The morning after the game, the 16-year old was found at home not breathing. His mother performed CPR until an ambulance arrived. He was transported to Atmore Community Hospital and airlifted to a Mobile hospital.

As the Chiefs advanced to route two of the playoffs against Baker, they dedicated the game to Richardson.

Grief counseling was available Tuesday at the school for students and staff.

Pictured: Dariontae Richardson (#10) during the Northview Chiefs first round playoff win over Graceville November 9, 2018. He suffered a heart attack a few hours later. photos, click to enlarge.


7 Responses to “Funeral Services Set For Northview’s Dariontae Richardson”

  1. joe on February 10th, 2019 12:29 am

    So sorry to hear about this. I live within a mile of Tate High School and we were just kind of getting adjusted to loosing Shawn Banks Tate football player and his sister whose lives were lost in a accident. My prayers are with the family and the students of Northview High School.

  2. sarah on February 8th, 2019 8:17 pm

    I will not be able to make the visitation services and the funeral but remember i am here and I am keeping Dariontae and his family in my prayers. Northview is going to be different not having Dariontae around and not having him at the football games anymore. We will all miss Dariontae but we all know now that he is in a better place now. “Those special memories will always bring a smile if only I could have you back for just a little while. The fact that you’re no longer here will always cause me pain but you’re forever in my heart until we meet again. You may be gone from my sight… But you are never gone from my heart.” Honestly, I spent today missing you and that is probably how I will spend tomorrow and the day after that and the day after that. You may be gone for now but you live forever in our memories and in our hearts, because you have given us a lifetime of memories filled with laughter, joy and happiness. Thank you so much for who you were, we love you and we wish you a peaceful sleep. Farewell my friend, you’re leaving. It’s time for you to go. Your friendship was a blessing, And I will miss you so. We shared so many secrets. You brightened up my days. You brought me so much happiness With your kind and loving ways. You lifted up my spirits When I was feeling blue. No matter what was happening, You knew just what to do. We ran between the raindrops And walked beneath the sun, Ran barefoot in the summertime And oh, we had such fun. Through all the ups and downs of life
    The good times and the sad. From high school days to golden years, The best friend I ever had. God is here to take you home. Now you and I must part. I love you, and forever You will live within my heart. I know you are in a better place. But I miss looking at your face. You were so young to die. Every night I sit and cry while i think about how I lost such a good friend. We all know now that he is in a better place, looking over us. Rest in peace my friend, Dariontae. I can’t imagine what life would be like without him.

  3. Charlino Johnson on February 8th, 2019 6:42 pm

    R.I.P Dari d you will forever be in my ♥

  4. Charlino Johnson on February 8th, 2019 6:40 pm

    R.I.P Dari d fly high big bro

  5. Jen Knudsen on February 7th, 2019 5:48 pm

    My heart is heavy for this young man, his family, friends, and teammates…my prayers with be with u all…

  6. kin on February 7th, 2019 9:08 am

    friday and Saturday are definitely is going to be hard for all of us. prayers toward his mom and family!!!
    rest in peace baby love <3
    see you soon!

  7. T Allen on February 7th, 2019 2:44 am

    So sorry to hear about this.His family..his friends..his team mates..His Parents…”His momma”, (Oh my heart breaks) praying for comfort somehow in this life without him.My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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