On Monday, November 23, 2020 Bernard Shallah Richardson Jr. released his body and evolved into spirit form in Baltimore Maryland. He was 44 years young. He was born in Baltimore, MD on May 10, 1976 to Ethel Richardson and the late Bernard Richardson Sr. He was lovingly known as Bern, Bernie, Poo, Shallah and of course Bernard.
Bernard grew up with his parents in a very loving home. If you love the person he has become. You can thank his mother for teaching him to be RESPECTFUL, CARING and the one thing we fight against the most..BEING ACCOUNTABLE for himself at all times. She taught him not to make excuses for himself about anything. Being accountable for your own actions is a tough lesson. This foundation she instilled in him led him to experience miraculous victories. As an adult Bernard still quotes verbatim his mothers rules and expectations. His father loved sports and before you knew it, Bernard was not only infatuated with football, he was immersed in love and also a great player.
Bernard became a father to King Shamel on June 14, 2002 and Queen Samirah (Swaggy) on February 8, 2005. He was so excited and overjoyed with becoming a father. He made sure to be present at all of their recitals, sports events, school related events, etc. Bernard was able to provide his children with everything they needed, and gave them what they wanted. He was a loving and devoted father who prioritized his love for them and his dream of them becoming “good human beings”. He married the Love of his Life on August 8, 2020. He found himself equally yoked with his beautiful new wife Khalilah and expanded his family with his 2 new step-children Jahdya and Kallid. With their like minded value of family, loyalty and trust, their union was able to flourish with happiness.
He discovered very early that he was a gifted artist, athlete and comic book enthusiast. He loved reading and drawing comic book heroes and foes. He loved those comic books so much that sometimes the comic books had to be punished just to get Bernard’s attention. One occasion his comic books were punished, which simply meant that Bernard wasn’t allowed to have them. He picked up a CD cover and began teaching himself to draw realistic human figures while he waited for his Batman comic to be freed. Batman truly mattered to him. He became a comic book collector and now has an extensive collection of various comic books.
Bernard was beginning a new chapter in his life when he left us abruptly. He was extremely happy, humble, and grateful for the love and appreciation he received from his new wife Khalilah. He was quickly embraced by his new family as he enjoyed many family gatherings and trips. Bernard was extremely excited about this new chapter in his life as he beamed about his son being a “College Man”, his daughter in driving school and his two step-children growing closer to him. Bernard was looking into going back to school in order to fulfill his dream as a web developer. He would spend hours perfecting this craft and trying to convince all four children to get into coding. He looked toward the future as everything appeared to be going very well. Bernard always left a beautiful impression with everyone he encountered.
Bernard Shallah loved his wife Khalilah, mother, children, family, football, Batman, Marvel and DC comics, as well as drawing.
He was preceded in death by his father Bernard Richardson Sr.
He leaves to mourn his wife: Khalilah; his mother: Ethel Richardson; one brother: Anthony; one son: King Shamel; one daughter: Queen Samirah; one step-daughter: Jahdya; one step son: Kallid; one Grandmother: Carmilla Richardson of NY and her 5 daughters; one Great-Aunt Audrey Richardson of NY and her 2 sons; a close cousin: Zina; The Hart/Green family; The Richardson family; The Webster family; 3 mother-in-laws: Pam, Edith & Cynthia; 2 father-in-laws: Tim & Bilal; 1 sister-in-law: Michelle; 2 brother-in-laws: Khatib & Xavier; Best Friend: Dennis: Parkside Warrior Family and a host of relatives and many caring friends.
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