Michael Connor Richards, 25, went to be home with the Lord on January 7, 2018 in an auto accident in Memphis, TN. He was affectionately known to his family and friends as Connor. Connor was born in Jacksonville, NC to Michael and Jill Storck Richards. Connor graduated from the Sentara Nursing School in 2017 and was a successful nurse in the emergency department at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Connor was a beloved son, brother, uncle, cousin and nephew. He is survived by his parents Mike and Jill Richards; older sister, Kaitlin Martin (Drew) and younger sister, Kara Richards; nephews, Jaxson and Haddon Martin; and his girlfriend, Kate Mulloy.
Connor was dearly loved by many people and was a friend to all. He never was without a smile or a laugh. Connor sought a life of adventure and adrenaline. He backpacked in the mountains of Wyoming, surfed the beaches of Puerto Rico and rode a motorcycle through the roads of Costa Rica. Connor was full of compassion and care for those around him. He outwardly showed his love and consideration for his friends, family and strangers alike. He was never without friends.
Connor will be sorely missed by many across the entire globe. Those who knew him mourn his death, but rejoice in knowing that he is face-to-face with Jesus Christ our Savior.
A service to celebrate his life will be held Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 11 am at Redeemer Church, 508 Centerville Turnpike N, Chesapeake 23320 with Pastor Eric Hughes officiating. He will be laid to rest at 3 pm at Forest Lawn Cemetery, 8100 Granby Street, Norfolk. Graham Funeral Home will be caring for arrangements. In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions in memory of Connor be made to the Sentara Foundation, 6015 Poplar Hall Drive, Suite 308, Norfolk VA 23502 or at www.sentara.com/foundation. Please visit www.grahamfuneralhome.com to leave a condolence to the family.