Rodney Alphonso Richards Dies at 70

Rodney Alphonso Richards Rodney Alphonso Richards, also known as “Doc,” of Estate Whim died on Dec. 21. He was 70 years old.

He is preceded in death by mother, Leona Goodridge Richards; father, Ricardo R. Richards; sister, Gweneth R. Francis; aunts: Bianca Brannigan and Evadney Donahue; uncles: Alphonso Richards and Gustave Richards; and godmother, Eulalie Rivera.

He is survived by his spouse, Jennifer C. Richards; daughter, Jinne N. Richards, MD, MPH; son, Rodney R. Richards, DDS; grandchild, Nikki J. Richards; nieces: Colleen F. Carter, Nina R. Nash, Rayna P. Nash, Kristina J. Nash and Lee-Anna Nash; nephews: Whitney S. Nash, Benjamin J. Nash and Patrick A. Prince, Jr.; great nieces: Symone L. Carter, Syrene M. Carter and Reya N. Nash; aunt, Inez G. Hinds; uncles: George Goodridge, Ignatius Goodridge and Ivan Goodridge; daughter-in-law: Barbra W. Richards; and brothers-in-law: Patrick A. Prince Sr. and Alder Ray Nash.

He is also survived by sisters-in-law: Elaine Prince Nash and Berlinda I. Prince; godparent, Mark Milligan; godchildren: Chrystal Fabio, Zaleka Luke and Shamall Turnbull; special friends: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Andre McBean, David and Rueben Lang, Raymond Ross, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Schuster; cousins and other relatives: Denise Hinds Roach JD, Michele Richards, Sharon Besendorf, Robin Brannigan MD, Otis Brannigan DDS, Daryl Donahue JD, Janet W. Lake and Dean Hodge; as well as other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.

The viewing will begin at 9 a.m. followed by the funeral service at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 9, at St. Luke AME Church, Estate Grove Place. Interment will follow at Frederiksted Cemetery.

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