Ricardo “Rico” Williams was born November 14, 1986, in Shreveport, Louisiana, to Michael and Etta Williams. In 2003, God blessed Rico with a second father, Richard Angton. He accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at McKinney First Baptist Church in McKinney, Texas in 2005.
As a child, Rico was active in Karate and Soccer and was an overall fun-loving individual who always put others before himself. Even while spending summers in Shreveport, Rico instructed his mom to allow two of his friends to continue to come to the house to pick up their daily snack and soda. He graduated from Plano East Senior High School in 2005 and went on to attend Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, Texas. At the time of his passing, he was enrolled in the IEC Apprenticeship Training Program to become a Master Electrician.
Rico's greatest joy was spending time with his children, family, and coaching his younger brother, Rachard, in sports. He began to instill his passion for sports in Rachard as a toddler and that bond between brothers in sports continued to grow.
Rico transitioned from earth to eternity on July 29, 2018. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Robert and Earnestine Harris and James Raphiel; paternal grandparents, Charles and Mary Williams; aunts, Clotiel (Bonnie) Raphiel and Jacqueline Williams; and nephew, Sadair Smith.
Those left to cherish precious memories include his parents, Michael Williams and Etta and Richard Angton; four children: Kya, Kadin, Khalil, and Kylie; siblings: Rachard, Michael Jr., Moriel, and Shamonica; aunts: Linda (Davis); Tammi (Albert), Monica, and Erica (Eric); uncles: Charles Jr., Kenneth (Ramona), Donald (Kermit), and Charles Ramon; and a host of great-aunts, great-uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who loved him dearly.
"Upon you be peace."
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention