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Stephanie Dawn August 24, 1983 - December 4, 2018

December 4th 2018 Stephanie Dawn tragically lost her life at just 35 years old. She will be remembered for her contiguous laugh, her unconditional love for others, her gorgeous smile, her silly faces, her giving & forgiving heart and so many more beautiful things.

Stephanie leaves behind her beautiful daughters, Jordyn, Emilee and Sequoyah, all of whom she loved so very much. She also leaves behind her parents, Rick and Jackie Richards, her sisters, Traci Richards (Madison) , Lacey Roice (Kory), Jennifer Howell (Glen), Brother Christopher Grant, numerous nieces, nephews, so many extended family members and friends.

She deserved such a better life. Our lives will never be the same without her. She will live on through her sweet beautiful daughters who miss her terribly.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday January 12th 2018 in Arlington WA at Presidents elementary school at 11am, light refreshments to follow at same location. Please think about a special memory you have with or about Stephanie that you can share on a memory form to be added to a memory box for Stephanie family.

Hold On Pain Ends (HOPE) This was the most recent tattoo Stephanie had done.

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Condolences(109)

  1. Mom says

    Still.. it hurts so horribly and the girls suffers without you. I miss you. So much. Love you

  2. Mom says

    Not one day goes by without you on my mind! I love you and miss you like crazy. Em and Jo miss and love you too. You’re proud of them I know It. Their such great girls. Love you so much. Keep visiting 💜

  3. Jennifer Stephanie's big sister says

    It’s been a minute since I have wrote on here, but I think of u daily and miss you more than you know. I know you are looking down on us and I’m sure most of the time saying wtf lol. Love you and miss u so much

  4. Jennifer Howell says

    Whoever said it gets easier can fuck right off! It is absolutely not any easier today then it was 2 years ago.
    Miss your face sissy

  5. Mom says

    2 years and it just gets harder. I miss You so bad! I love you so much. I keep Finding those dimes I know It’s you! Please come to me in my dreams I need To touch you. Emilee and Jo really need you, visit them too. I know You’re here, I feel Your presence sometimes. Come more often.💜 I wish You were here. See you soon. Love you so much.

  6. Jennifer Howell Stephanie's big sister says

    Please go to mad in a dream and talk to her she needs to know you are ok and she needs to stay with us

  7. Jennifer Howell Stephanie's big sister says

    Ok I’m sure you have been watching everything that has been happening. I hope you heard me last night I need your advice little sister.

  8. Jennifer Howell Stephanie's big sister says

    It’s been a minute since I have wrote on here that doesn’t mean that I don’t think of you every single day and miss you more than you can imagine

  9. Mom says

    Still here without you. Don’t know how….

  10. Jennifer Howell Stephanie's big sister says

    I wish you were here. Miss you more and more every single day

  11. Jennifer M Howell Stephanie's big sister says

    Hey sissy, I’m missing you so much. It’s hard to get through the day, there are so many things I want to say to you and ask you about like we use to. I am having a really hard time coming to grips that you are gone it’s been over a year and honestly I don’t know how or if I ever can come to grips with it. Im pretty lost right now.
    I love you. Until we meet again.

  12. Jennifer M Howell Stephanie's big sister says

    There is some crazy shit happening in the world right now Im sure you are aware. Please watch over mom dad the girls traci my babies Glen and our family. Until we meet again. Love and miss you so much

  13. Jennifer Howell Stephanie's big sister says

    Oh little sister I wish you were here, there isn’t a day that goes by that I wish I could call you or come over and see you or wake up to your call asking me to bring you Jack in the box lol. Love you and miss you dearly.

  14. Jennifer M Howell Stephanie's big sister says

    I just won both my 8 ball matches!!! 1st time winning in 8 ball!

  15. Mom says

    I miss you.

  16. Jennifer M Howell Stephanie's big sister says

    God I miss you

  17. Jennifer M Howell Stephanie's big sister says

    I often find myself sitting and wondering what you would be doing if you were still here?……….

  18. Jennifer M Howell Stephanie's big sister says

    I can’t believe it’s been a year already since we lost you. Things are definitely not the same without you here, our family is strong and pulling together to get through this as best we can. I know you didn’t want to go but I know you had to you had your reasons and one day you will share those reasons and everything will make sense. Until nothing really does so we will all keep our promises to you, love each other deeply, laugh when we think about the fun things you did, cry when we miss u,(every day) try to understand, be compassionate and live every day like it’s our last. Until I see you again baby sister.
    I love you and miss you so much.

  19. Jennifer M Howell Stephanie's big sister says

    With the year mark getting closer I am grateful to have a husband who understands anyone else may not have been so patient with me. Love and miss u more every day.

  20. Jennifer M Howell Stephanie's big sister says

    So much is going on right now you would think it would be easy to keep my mind from thinking about the trama of your death, ya not so much. I miss you more than you can ever imagine.

  21. Jennifer Howell Stephanie's big sister says

    Had more than my share to drink tonight and I’m doing some major reflecting. Fuck I miss you more than I can ever explain

  22. Jennifer M Howell Stephanie's big sister says

    💔 miss you so much Steph.

  23. Mom says

    Everyday I miss You everyday

  24. Jennifer M Howell Stephanie's big sister says

    Trying to seem like I am doing ok while feeling like I am dying inside, struggling to get out of bed every day, crying myself to sleep, crying in the shower and in the car, keeping myself busy while my mind is racing, keeping my feelings bottled up because I need to be strong for our family……… I am exhausted every single day but I will continue to do so for you sissy. I miss you so much.

  25. Jennifer M Howell Stephanie's big sister says

    I would give anything to turn the clocks to talk to you again, I still don’t truly understand certain things but I do know you are no longer afraid or in pain and that makes it easier to take my mind off the pain in me. I miss you so much its almost crippling.
    Until we see each other again, I love you sissy.

  26. Jennifer Howell Stephanie's big sister says

    Hearing the girls laugh makes the hurt fade a bit

  27. Jennifer Howell Stephanie's big sister says

    I could really use one of talks sis. I talk to you every day and wish so bad I could hear your voice again. Fuck I miss you it’s absolutely the most horrific pain I’ve ever felt, but I rarely show my emotions idk if it’s because if I do I’m going to totally loose my shit or if I just want to keep it in beacuse it hurts to bad. I love you sissy

  28. Mom says

    I love You! I felt Your presence at my bedside and my kissing sound woke me up i know you were there kissing me! I miss You so bad. His rights are terminated as I’m sure you know. Now we’ll take care of em and Jo forevermore! I love you so much

  29. Lace says

    At first I was scared to feel your presence, not scared of you but the flash backs and triggering noises that gave me PTSD. This like I said is something I never prepared myself for but now all I want is to feel your presence. I want to go to sleep and dream about good memories or just see you in my dreams and hug you. Please come hug me in my dreams… let me know you hear me when I talk to you, tell me how you’re doing up in Heaven. Any and every sign is all I want now, I’ll wait. This grieving process is so confusing and I can’t believe it’s something I personally have to live through but I do and here I am… show me you hear me. I know you’re with Mom, Dad and your babies but I’m ready for you. You can even mess with me and hide my shit, just show me you’re watching over me and my girls.

  30. Crazy baby sister says

    I wrote out a hour long message and did what I always do, saved it in my phone to my notes and didn’t post it on here or Facebook. What I want to say I can’t say, yet. Oh but I will… I love you Stephanie. I write you messages that are pages long but save them to my phone, I need to get it out and talk to you so I do but it’s not something I want the world to see. When I get on here I can’t just say I love you and miss you because of all the anger and pain I have, I have so much more to say. I love that Mom and Jen have remained active on here and I’m going to tell Kennedy more about it and soon MY words don’t have to be a secret, I’ll share to the world your story, the real raw truth. Things these “friends” (I don’t know what else to call them) saw and didn’t report before and even after… things that happened to you, videos, letters, I’ll write a damn book if need be to tell your truth and get your justice. I love you, I feel you, you’ve helped me and I know I’ll never be the same again but what person would be? I will never be able to accept this, the most tragic thing that could ever happen happened to our family. I wish you knew how much you were loved and needed Stephanie Dawn!!!!! I know for certain you didn’t know and you were told you were worthless and no one wanted or loved you and it rips me apart. I’m too angry still. No one understands what I’m feeling because everyone feels differently but I know you would… you were different then everyone else and I just thought I’d have my sister forever. I never prepared for this feeling I can’t explain, seeing what I did and loosing you. I do try everyday, I do more stuff I know you use to do, I talk to more people and make new friends, I let 8 kids come over at once and buy a bunch of junk instead of “one friend, how does Stephanie do it” I live more. I enjoy the little things and remind myself to do so when I feel like I’m not. I tell everyone about you and I tell them your story. I’m having a hard time with forgiveness as you can see just by this short amount, I know judgement day will come and that’s where true justice will be served but to think a life was taken that wanted nothing more then to live… our parents lost their child, your babies lost their mother, all
    our kids lost their aunt, we lost our sister…that isn’t okay with us, we will find your justice and let God deliver in the end when we all dance in Heaven and Lucifer rots in hell. 🙂 Always, your crazy obnoxious loud mouth baby sister.

  31. Jennifer Howell Stephanie's big sister says

    Its crazy how the death of a loved one shows peoples true colors

  32. Jennifer Howell Stephanie's big sister says

    Missing you more every day. We are all doing the best we can to raise these beautiful girls of yours and make sure we keep you in our conversations, thoughts, and hearts. I will never give up and will keep my word on the promises I made you. I love you sissy.

  33. Jennifer Howell Stephanie's big sister says

    Days are busy as usual, but never to busy to constantly think about you and the things you were going through. So many times I sit and think about things that I could have or should have done. I know you knew you were and still are loved and so missed sissy. This is the worst pain I have ever felt in my life I don’t attempt to understand the pain mom dad and the girls feel I am afraid I wouldn’t be able to be there for them, I made you promises and I will see them all through! Love you stephy.

  34. Jennifer Howell Stephanie's big sister says

    Oh Stephy not a single day goes by I wish I could call you. This is so painful but at the same time knowing you are no longer in pain or scared makes my pain subsided a bit

  35. Mom says

    Every second of every day I miss You. You were scared you told me so many times… I promised You!! I will Keep my promise! Love you

  36. Jennifer Howell Stephanie's big sister says

    This is some bullshit, I was so used to seeing or talking to you every day if not multiple times a day and now, I mean ya I talk to you every day still but you aren’t here to talk or yell or laugh at the shit I say. I miss you randomly stopping by my house to get a cold soda or use the bathroom or get smokes. I even miss getting my ass outta bed to get u jack in the box then having to track you down on your route lol. I may seem like I have my shit together for everyone but im a hot fucking mess without you. I miss u like you couldn’t believe and It takes everything I have in me to function every day and most days that is challenging. My heart hurts so bad, there hasn’t been a single day I haven’t randomly burts burst into tears one of the things that helps me get through the day is knowing you are no longer in pain and you are finally free. I love you so much sissy and miss you tons.

  37. Jennifer Howell Stephanie's big sister says

    Fuck I miss you! I need my sister!

  38. Mom says

    I know You’re so proud of Jo and Em, they’re doing good considering. They’re happy in their new home here, they got 2 kittens that we all love. The battle still continues daily but we know we got this. Thank you for bringing me a peace about somethings. Kiss my momma. Love you so so much, miss you more

  39. Jennifer Howell Stephanie's big sister says

    Didn’t get out of bed moat of yesterday

  40. Mom says

    Love and miss you. Every second of every day is so hard. Taking care of your babies. I promise I’ll get you’ll justice, I’ll never give up!

  41. Jennifer Howell Stephanie's big sister says

    Sleep is a challenge, thoughts are scattered, emotions are a mess, heart is broken. I am incomplete, anxious, restless, worried, stressed, exhausted. I miss you so much it makes me physically sick. Things will never be the same without you. I love you sissy, I will see you again one day.

  42. Jennifer Howell Stephanie's big sister says

    I miss you so much, you never leave my thoughts.

  43. Jennifer Howell Stephanie's big sister says

    Trying…….

  44. Mom says

    Well Mother’s Day sucked, for them and me. I needed You but they needed you more. I’m praying for peace. Maybe talk to the big guy and ask him to help ya all with that. We’re all suffering everyday, our entire family. We miss you like crazy. Love you so much.
    Mom

  45. Mom says

    This is thee worst Steph! I know You didn’t want to go. I sure wish you could come back. I love You! I’ll never replace you. I’ll keep them safe. 💜

  46. Jennifer Howell Stephanie's big sister says

    Thinking of you and missing you every single day

  47. Jennifer Howell Stephanie's big sister says

    Its been almost 5 months since we lost you. My days seem to be getting harder to get through, I fake the smile and laughter for the most part (90% of the time) the biggest thing that keeps me going besides knowing you are no longer in pain or afraid is being here to help with Jordyn and Emilee. I am doing what I promised you and will not fail or let you down. I love and miss you so much sissy. Until we see you in Heaven I will continue to do my best through the heartache.

  48. Jennifer Howell Stephanie's big sister says

    It seems like everyday is getting harder and harder! WTF im loosing my mind half the time the other half it seems im just barely functioning enough to make it through the day. There are so many questions that will never be answered until we leave this earth and join you in heaven, and even if we don’t get them answered then I won’t even care because I will have you back and that is what I wish for every single day.

  49. Jennifer Howell Stephanie's big sister says

    Life somehow is going on without you here, it’s definitely not the same without you. I miss your laugh so much, your amazing way of lighting up a room just by being in it, the talks we had, the love you gave, and just being able to call or text you whenever I wanted. I miss you so much sissy it’s almost impossible to breathe I still have a hard time believing it’s real that you are gone.

  50. Jennifer Howell Stephanie's big sister says

    Tell me how I’m supposed to breathe with no air?

    If I should die before I wake
    It’s ’cause you took my breath away
    Losing you is like living in a world with no air, oh

    I’m here alone, didn’t wanna leave
    My heart won’t move, it’s incomplete
    Is there a way I could make you understand?

    But how
    Do you expect me, to live alone with just me?
    ‘Cause my world revolves around you
    It’s so hard for me to breathe

    Tell me how I’m supposed to breathe with no air?
    Can’t live, can’t breathe with no air
    That’s how I feel whenever you ain’t there
    There’s no air, no air
    Got me out here in the water so deep
    Tell me how you gon’ be without me?
    If you ain’t here I just can’t breathe
    There’s no air, no air
    No air air, No air air

    I walked, I ran, I jumped, I flew right off
    The ground and float to you
    There’s no gravity to hold me down, for real

    But somehow I’m still alive inside
    You took my breath but I survived
    I don’t know how but I don’t even care

    So how do you expect me to live alone with just me?
    ‘Cause my world revolves around you
    It’s so hard for me to breathe

    Tell me how I’m supposed to breathe with no air?
    Can’t live, can’t breathe with no air
    That’s how I feel whenever you ain’t there
    There’s no air, no air
    Got me out here in the water so deep
    Tell me how you gon’ be without me?
    If you ain’t here I just can’t breathe
    There’s no air, no air
    No air air, No air air

    Tell me how I’m supposed to breathe with no air?
    Can’t live, can’t breathe with no air
    That’s how I feel whenever you ain’t there
    There’s no air, no air
    Got me out here in the water so deep
    Tell me how you gon’ be without me?
    If you ain’t here I just can’t breathe
    There’s no air, no air
    No air air, No air air

    Got me here out in the water so deep

    Tell me how you goin’ be without me?

    If you ain’t here I just can’t breathe

    There’s no air, no air

    I do not own this song.

  51. Mom says

    Well yesterday was tough. You weren’t here like last year signing happy birthday. Your body in an urn in the same room is not quit the same!! I miss you like crazy. My mind has somehow blocked dreams about you until last night, you died but then as I was talking to you, you woke up and it wasn’t real. 💔 I love and miss you so much. We’re taking good care of the girls. They miss you so so much.💜🙏🏻💜

  52. Ashley Hite says

    Apparently I burst into tears randomly now….zero warning, zero control. 4 months ago the though of showing any real vulnerability to anyone would have caused me debilitating nausea and fear……. but its different now. Life is different now. I’m different now. Life has been divided into two parts…. the past feels disconnected somehow….sealed up, no longer accessible…..and this new reality…. where not only is life different …but many of us are different now. Never in my life have I ever experienced anything like this….where in a split second without a hint of warning I became someone I no longer knew…..I have often wondered if you contemplated the affect your death would have. My biggest fear is that you didnt realize how incredibly significant your life was to EVERYONE around you…….. your absence is tangible……and it always will be. As exquisitely painful as this emptiness is, I will carry it for the rest of my life. You are irreplaceable…..

  53. Jennifer Howell Stephanie's big sister says

    Life isn’t the same without you. I miss you so much sissy

  54. Jennifer Howell Stephanie's big sister says

    There still hasn’t been a single day I haven’t thought of you, wanted to call or text you, needed to tell you something or hear your amazing laugh and wonderful voice. I miss you more than I could ever explain, I know you are gone but it’s gut wrenching to think about not having you in my life every day, you are still in my mind and heart and that helps get me through each day as best I can. Until I see you again sissy. I love you and miss you so much

  55. Jennifer Howell Stephanie's big sister says

    I miss you more and more every day. Life just isnt the same without you.

  56. Emilee( her daughter) says

    i wish you were here i miss you so much i wish you were here in my life again 😢keep on watching over our family stay happy 😇

  57. Emilee says

    miss you so much wish you were here you are up there with good people keep on WATCHING over us pls MOMMY ❣️💖💓

  58. Mom says

    Love and miss you so much baby girl

  59. Jennifer Howell Stephanie's big sister says

    I know you knew you had (and still do) so many who love, care and would do anything for you. There are always going to be questions that don’t get answered always going to be what if’s, or should have’s and we can go round and round until it slowly eats up inside but no matter what the sad terrible truth is you are gone, we need to live like you did, smiling, laughing loving,caring,100% balls to the wall and make you proud everyday. No matter how many days go by before I see you again I will always miss you so much but love you so much more and will never forget the promises I made to you. Love you Stephy.

  60. Jennifer Howell Stephanie's big sister says

    Today was one of those days where I couldn’t focus on anything but you even though there was so much going on. I miss you more than you could ever imagine.

  61. Jennifer Howell Stephanie's big sister says

    Every day I wish you were here, everyday I wish I was there. I am doing the best I can to keep my shit together and stay strong and do what needs to be done, but for fuck sake idk how I can live without you making me laugh or pissing me off lol I just really miss you baby sister.

  62. Mom says

    Missing you everyday all day! I got your message! I won’t stop! ♥️ I love You so much

  63. Jennifer Howell Stephanie's big sister says

    Everything is starting to fall into place. I wish you were here so bad, there isnt a single day I want to call or text you to tell you something. I miss you so much. I can only explain it as a deep in my gut sickening feeling, a pain in my heart and soul I’ve never felt before along with a deep uncontrollable sadness. I love you stephy.

  64. Jennifer Howell Stephanie's big sister says

    Someone on social media was complaining about not having a valentine on valentine’s day…… and Jo say, ya well some of us don’t have mom’s on mother’s day so STFU. They miss you so much we all do, but they are so loved and very well taken care of. I miss u more than you will ever know. Love you sissy

  65. Jennifer Howell Stephanie's big sister says

    6 socks with locks and rocks and cocks

  66. Jennifer Howell Stephanie's big sister says

    In all the hurt and sadness comes a ray of light in the decision that was made the other day, keep watching over us baby sister. Love and miss u more than you know.

  67. Jennifer Howell Stephanie's big sister says

    I had a hard night last night, I can’t believe you are really gone. I miss you so fucking much it’s unreal.

  68. Jennifer Howell Stephanie's big sister says

    Life is not the same without you. Love you and miss u every single day

  69. Mom says

    If I could Just talk to you one more time
    😭💔 I miss You so much

  70. Jennifer Howell Stephanie's big sister says

    I miss you so much.

  71. Lacey, baby sister says

    Why? Just so many what ifs and why… how? I just don’t understand. You were worth so much more and I can’t believe one single person could destroy you. What could we have done to make this not happen. I’m so sorry.

  72. Mom says

    I miss You so much Steph

  73. Jennifer Howell Stephanie's big sister says

    There hasn’t been a day that I have not went to text or call to tell you something and had to stop and realize you are really gone. I know you are listening to us when we talk to you or about you and that is somewhat comforting. I still can’t believe you are gone and I will never hear your laugh and watch your face turn red or have you call me to track u down on your route to bring you something to eat or drink or have you randomly come through my door needing the bathroom. As I sit and remember all the little things I will never get to have with you is a huge mix of emotions 🤬. I know I will see you again one day. I love and miss you more than you can imagine.

  74. Jennifer Howell Stephanie's big sister says

    God, how I miss you

  75. Heidi Denton says

    Jackie, Rick & Family
    I’m so very sorry u lost such an amazing daughter & her children lost an amazing mom too!! I cant believe what happen it is absolutely horrible…. I pray for you all every day your such an AMAZING FAMILY!!! I have never seen a family stick so close to each other…. U all & Stephanie showed me what a family’s unconditional love is…. Stephanie was always so full of life, she always was nice to me…. She deserved to be cheresed & loved & treated like a queen…. I wish I could of talked to her more I, she was so beautiful, kind, sweet, loving, considerate & all around one of the most amazing people I know…. She loved her family & did anything she could for them, I miss her all the time…. I wish the whole family nothing but Love I will be praying for you all daily…. once again im so so sorry U all lost such an amazing Daughter, Mother, Sister & Friend I will Always & Forever be there if U need me…. Love Heidi

  76. Venessa Clark says

    Ohh Steph, I just miss you so much! Everytime I see pictures or videos of you I just can’t help but cry, laugh on your amazing funny laugh but cry cause you are gone. I’ll never forget our times together. You’re an amazing person, mom, daughter, sister, aunt, friend. You will never ever be forgotten. Till we meet again😘😘😘😘 love you angel💗

  77. Lacey, baby sister says

    I just really miss you Steph. I want you to walk through the door and have everything be better, it won’t be without you here. I want you to be here and be living a life that you deserved, a better one then you had. You always made the most out of it though and it would of just kept getting better because you were so strong, I wish I could of fixed everything. I wish I could hold you one last time, I still can’t believe this is real.

  78. Sybil Garcia says

    Steph i will forever remember you…
    Life just won’t be the same without your smiling face and contagious laugh ❤️
    I will cherish our friendship FOREVER and constantly remember those good ole days from our childhood and all the memories we made throughout our lives. I promise you that I will always be here for your family and most importantly Jo & Em.
    I love and miss you so much Stephanie Dawn Richards ❤️❤️❤️

  79. Mom says

    Every second of every day you’re in my thoughts, my heart is so so broken. I miss You so much. I love You Stephanie so much. 💔

  80. Justine Ivy says

    Sending my deepest condolences to this beautiful family, that is hurting so much right now. I wish you peace and strength during this most difficult time. All the love to you. 💗💗💗

  81. Sheena zinn says

    Stephanie dawn,
    As I sit in my car outside of my home tears rolling down my face, wishing I could see you or call you. Or just hear your voice. I really miss you steph I just want you back so bad. Why my best friend. You are so special to me I can’t live without you steph. I am thinking of every memory I can remember it feels like and my mind won’t slow down. I know that you want me to not be sad but stephanie it’s hard I want you to know that I will never ever stop missing you or hurting for you. I just will never stop hurting I’m sorry I couldn’t have stopped you from hurting or being hurt steph. Judgement day will come for him one day. I love and miss you my dear bestie. Xoxo

  82. Maddie says

    It’s a living hell here without you Stephanie. I miss and love you more than you could ever know. I still can’t believe it’s real sometimes, only because I really wish it wasn’t. We had a different kind of bond Steph, you loved me so much and everyone knows it. You never failed to tell me how beautiful I am, you never failed to tell me my worth even if I didn’t want to hear it. I would kill to hear it now, I would kill to have you here with me, I would kill to talk to you one last time and tell you I NEED you. I’m going to miss you getting drunk and demanding kisses from my lips, I already do so much. You would cry to me and hold me and give me so many kisses and when I asked you what’s wrong you would say “ I just love you so much” I can just hear you now “ I love you little girl” I miss your voice I miss your laugh. This is so hard to write but I needed to share my love for you. I can’t wait to see you again.. I hate life without you. I love you Stephanie Dawn Richards forever.

  83. Casey says

    I think about you everyday and I’ll always cherish the fun and happy memories we shared. You were one of the kindest, happiest, most open and loving people I’ve ever met. I’ll love you forever and I’ll see you again someday I know that for sure. Rest In paradise my friend 💗

  84. Mom says

    Love you so much Stephy ♥️ I miss You so bad. I saw You smiling down on Saturday, made my heart fill with an overwhelming feeling of joy to know you are with Jesus telling us you’re ok. The pain is still so unbearable, every second of every day I miss and love you, and want you back. He can’t hurt you any more ever again! Hell will be his final resting place one day. You are an angel living in peace. Love you so much ♥️ Keep looking down on us. Jo and Em love love love and miss you so much. ♥️

  85. Pamela says

    Steph, we were such an amazing person. Inside and out. Your heart was so big. You loved so deeply. You were such a great friend and mother! You are so dearly missed. I will never forget you. Your smile your laughter. Love you Steph and miss you.

  86. Glen Howell says

    From big brother glen howell to my little sister nothing will ever change the love I have allways had and have for you little sister you allways had my back since day one when we first met when I was wrong or right it didn’t matter and I allways had yours you were one of my best friends for ever I used to see you every day delivering our mail in your mail truck you made me laugh and smile every time I seen you in that mail truck now when ever I see a mail truck I allways look to see if you are in there and you are not when it becomes reality it sucks cause I tear up and cry I’ve never told anyone this but now I am but that’s ok because I have you watching over me you have been my Freind. For over 20 years and my family sister for 16 years and now I know that your gone you will be all that and then some for the rest of my life you showed everyone how to smile and laugh and have fun weather it was a sad time or fun time one thing I do know that is you proved everyone wrong when things were difficult and I am so proud of you for things you over came before it was your time my little sister as sit here and write this you got your big brother crying because this is one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to write or witnessed what you went through it’s not fair .there is not a day goes by that I don’t think about you I talk to every night before i go to bed looking for answers and talk to you everyday as well .and I !!hope!! Some day we will get justice and answers . Allways I know Stephanie dawn Richards is that I love you more then ever and I will hold on to our memories for ever and I’ll protect your children and family with my life forever I love you baby sis you were special to me.fly high little dove love your big brother Glen Howell

  87. Glen says

    To My sister Stephanie dawn Richards I remember the first time we met you were so young and beautiful and we became really good Freind.s and I knew you for 6 to 7 years before I knew you had a sister I finally met your sister Jen and I fell in love right away and then you became my sister a couple of years later and I loved you ever since then and when I first met you you will allways be my little sister nothing will ever change that you were always smiling and laughing and having fun there was never dull moment with you the hardest thing for me was to kiss you on your forehead and say good.bye and I’ll miss you forever and I promised you I whould allways help in. Any way I can to keep your children safe and I promised you I whould love your family and my family and take care of them for ever To as well . Stephanie dawn Richards. I love you sis more then you can ever imagine you are in gods hands now fly high little sister I love you. Until we see each other again love

  88. Jennifer Howell Stephanie's big sister says

    The day of your memorial rapidly approaches and it is getting harder and harder to try to stay strong enough to get through. There isn’t a day that goes by that I pray I could have changed things for you. You are forever in my thoughts, heart and missed. Love you Stephy.

  89. Nicole says

    I cant even put into words how sad this is. Stephanie you were like a big sister to me growing up and me and Lacey did everything together. You dont have to suffer anymore. your no longer in pain. I wish there was something I could’ve done. I knew when I hugged you on Halloween you felt defeated. I didnt know it then, but I know now. Love you forever pretty girl Ride high with Johnny up there. Til we see eachother again RIP honey.

  90. Lacey, baby sister says

    I just miss you Stephy. Your laugh I keep hearing over and over. I don’t not want to hear your beautiful, contagious hilarious laugh on videos but it’s so painful because when I hear it I so badly want you to walk through the door and look at Eiisley without her glasses on in the morning when she had just woke up and hear that beautiful laugh from you again while you tell her how absolutely adorable her little face is without her glasses on, her bed head and ask her for smooches. I want you to look at Kennedy the way you did and say “I love you little girl” … remember when she was little like Eiisleys age, she was your little KK and you always said how special and different she was to you and how you just couldn’t explain the love you held for another child that wasn’t your own… 💔 Gahh it breaks my heart. I want my kids to have their Aunt Stephy. I want you here. I want a redo. Life was going to get so much better then it was, I wish so bad I knew or had some scene to just stay up that night with you and talk you through what was going on because I would stay up every single time you felt that way for the rest of my life if it was to save you. I wish I would of told you more how much I looked up to you as a mom, sister, aunt, friend and person. You are irreplaceable. I’m so sorry I didn’t save you. I should of done more.

  91. Christina Bower says

    So sorry for your loss. Praying for you all. Hugs and love.

  92. Elisa says

    It still doesn’t feel real that you are gone. I was so blessed to have met you and built a relationship with you, you and your family took me in like your own and i am beyond grateful for all the memories i have with you. I miss you so so much. You are free now sis, can’t wait till we see each other again💕

  93. Jennifer Howell Stephanie's big sister says

    Well little sister it’s absolutely amazing being your big sister, seeing all the peoples lives you touched and who love you still is breathtaking. I can’t even try to imagine the absolute terror you felt every day, and still you pushed through it I am so proud of you Stephanie. I made you promises you and I both know what they are and I will make sure they are kept. I miss you every single day my love for you will never fade and I know when it’s my time you will be waiting for me at the gate next to our savior Jesus Christ. Just don’t have to much fun without me lol. Love you sissy.

  94. Alicia says

    I miss you so much Stephanie! Words can’t even describe how I felt when I got the phone call. My heart sank💔 I left work and sat there with you every day I was able too. I didn’t want to leave your side. Everyday is so hard. You were such a beautiful person inside and out. The unconditional love you had for every one around you. You were an amazing mother, daughter, sister and friend to so many. I am sorry I have so much more to say but I can barely see through the tears. I will always be there for the girls I promise ❤️ Love you Steph

  95. Mom says

    I miss you so much ♥️
    Love, mom

  96. Cassie Marcantonio says

    While I did not know Stephanie I did know Lacey and all the amazing things Lacey shared about you. While I can’t insgine the pain your family around you is feeling I hope they are able to take comfort in knowing that you’re free from all pain. I am sure you’re watching over your whole family up from the beautiful stars <3

  97. Lacey, baby sister says

    My heart physically hurts that someone with such a kind spirit, so loving, giving and happy could be taken down by a demon walking on this earth. How could someone like her lose so much? Her life wasn’t suppose to end this way, she wanted to live. She was doing everything she was suppose to do, she was so strong and if I was walking in her shoes I myself would of been weak. She proved everyone wrong in the last 7 months, I wish our love could of saved her because if it could, she would still be here. I know she knows I tried, I listened, I helped, I loved her and I know she knows I will continue to do so for as long as I’m able for her girls. I’ll never forget the last words we spoke to each other that night, just one hour before. I didn’t think anything of it at the time but to tell her I loved her and everything was going to be okay but looking back I do know although her words didn’t say more, she meant so much more and I’ll hold on to that forever. Her stopping me as I was going to bed and saying “I love you, … I love you Lacey” was more then just I love you. I’m so sorry you thought there was no other way. We all were on your team.
    We will miss you every single day for the rest of our lives, your memories will live on forever. The only thing I’m thankful for is that you’re no longer living in fear everyday and the pain is gone. YOU’RE FREE. 💜

  98. Sarai king says

    I miss you so much
    Words can’t begin to describe how much I love you. Life has been different without you, you were like a second mom to me and you will always be. I know your in a better place where nobody can hurt you anymore and I know that your not hurting as well. Now that your gone so much as changed but just know that no matter what I’ll always love you and I’ll always be there for Jordyn and emilee. I never thought about the day I would have to say goodbye but I realized that this is no goodbye it’s a when I see you again♥️ I love you

  99. Ashley Smith says

    I love u so much Steph I miss u…. I just don’t have the words to say, my heart hurts, I can’t even begin to think what my poor friend was going through that last weekend of your life, my prays are with your family I love your girls so much, kylah misses her aunt Steph she loves you… no matter what I’ve done you have always been there for me no matter what with open arms, we have had our ups and downs but no matter what we both have had each others backs, u where and always be one of my most favorite people In the entire world…. I just keep remembering the last time I saw u and all the fun and laughs we had. We shared some amazing times when we were kids till we got older and had our own kids, I just love u always to the moon And back friendy always and forever ❌⭕❌⭕❌⭕❌⭕❌⭕❌

  100. Jennifer Howell; Stephanie's big sister says

    So here we are at the starting of a new year. I honestly don’t know how this is going to go I pray every day to find some sort of peace for our family. I love you and miss you every day

  101. Mom says

    I miss you so bad
    I want You back
    I love You so much

  102. Jennifer Howell: Stephanie's Big Sister says

    There are so many things happening every single day that I wish I could call and tell you about, to hear you laughing at the weird shit that is said and done. God I miss your face.

  103. Ashley Hite says

    I dont think I will ever be able to find the words to say how much I love you. Thank you for your friendship, I am so incredibly grateful to have had the privilege to share so many WONDERFUL moments with you. Thank you for the love you gave my children….they loved you so very much….You were hands down one of the best moms I’ve ever known….to your own beautiful girls and to all the many other kids who were in your life. I swear every kid who met you loved you because you were just that amazing. I miss you from the bottom of my heart…and across whatever distance I send you my love. XOXO

  104. Shannon Betham says

    Our hearts miss you Stephanie. You were an original, one of a kind, and there is no replacement for what you brought to this earth. Your laugh, your smile and your friendship, you always being there to lend an ear. It is hard to find a true friend and you will always remain in our hearts.

  105. Your daughter Emilee says

    To mommy, that night the last thing you said was I love you so much baby girl you my world see you tomorrow. We will not replace you in our family your watching over us, you’re never going to leave us behind. I love and miss you mommy.

  106. Michele says

    Although I never met you, I know your parents and wish I had the right words to heal the pain that nobody who has not endured this can understand. I’m sure you were as beautiful as they are and wish all of you peace and prayers

  107. Jennifer Howell: Stephanie's big sister says

    Sweet lil sister, I miss you and will miss you every day until I see you again. There is nothing I can do or say to make the pain we feel go away, the only thing that helps me get through is knowing your pain is gone, you are finally free little sister.
    Hold On Pain Ends;

  108. Lacey, Stephanie’s baby sister says

    The last words we spoke that night I’ll hold onto forever. “I love you Lacey” you said it two times. You were trying to say something more and I know that. I will forever do my job as a sister and Aunt like I always promised you I would. This pain is indescribable, I know you didn’t mean it. I love you so much Stephanie, your name will get justice. #breakthesilenceondomesticviolence

  109. Mom says

    I’ll never forget how much hurt I felt When you were born by C-section and the doctors made a tiny cut in your head accidentally when cutting you out, broke my heart to know that you had so much pain, such a tiny little thing.The pain I feel now Is unexplainable. I miss and love you so much. I hear Your laughter everyday and it keeps me going. You’ll always be my Stephy. Till we see each other again, I’ll be keeping my promise. I love You

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