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Kalem Michael Richardson
August 2, 1979 - December 16, 2021

Kalem Michael Richardson of Trumann, passed away Thursday, December 16, 2021 at Advance Care & Palliative Services in Jonesboro, AR., at the age of 42 years, 4 months and 14 days.  He was born Thursday, August 2, 1979 in Fort Bragg, NC  and had lived in Trumann since 1997. He worked in Maintenance at Frito Lay in Jonesboro and was of the Baptist faith. He is survived by Angela Orr Richardson of the home; four sons, Gavin Michael Richardson, Greyson Michael Richardson, Ethen Kincaid Swindle and Hunter Logan Swindle all of the home; father, Larry M. (Jimmie Lynn) Richardson of Bismarck, AR, his mother, Patricia Taylor Richardson of Trumann; sister, Christy Lynn Reis of Piggott and half-sister, Rhonda Armstrong of Trumann two step-sisters: Johnah’ Masse’ Colletta of Lake Charles, LA and Ashlee’ Masse’ Shell of Rose Pine, LA; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends Monday morning December 20, 2021 from 10 to 11 a.m.  A celebration of life will follow at 11 with Aaron Richardson officiating. Burial will follow at Nettleton Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jeff Richardson, Ronnie Richardson, Kevin Holt, Kyle Beard, Ian Samuel and Kevin Kilgore In compliance with COVID-19 guidelines face masks is optional. An online register book can be signed at www.thompsonfuneralhome.net

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December 20, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Thompson Funeral Home Chapel
220 Viva Drive
Trumann, AR 72472

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December 20, 2021
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Thompson Funeral Home Chapel
220 Viva Drive
Trumann, AR 72472

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  1. Melinda Poe, says

    Hi this Melinda Poe, Christy Ries friend. I would loved to meet you.

  2. JENNIFER L TYLER, Trumann says

    Dear Angie I am so sorry to hear about Kalem. Just remember all of the good times, and I'm glad God brought you two back together after all of these years. Kalem was a great guy and awesome dad. From what I could tell, an amazing husband as well. God bless all of you. Love, Jen

  3. Kimberly Bishop (Boyer), Jonesboro,Arkansas says

    I am so sorry for your loss!! We were great childhood friends. Rhonda and family you all are in my prayers. Love you!!! ??

  4. Alison Roe , Arbyrd Missouri says

    My prayers are with you all he will be missed

  5. Jim Freels , North Las Vegas, NV says

    He was always a great person to talk to about everything! We were buddies that loved to play Destiny and he will never be forgotten! God bless his family. This is big loss.

  6. Kathy Bryan, Paragould Arkansas says

    Angie, I just heard about this. I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm praying God will comfort you and your family.

  7. Peggy Truitt, says

    What a battle Kalem fought! Prayers of peace for you all. Love you guys!

  8. Gary Garrett, Brunswick, Maine says

    Kalem although we never met in person, I got to spend 7 years getting to know you. A lot happened over those 7 years and you were there for me and I'm glad I was able to be there for you.. I'm truly going to miss you my friend.

  9. Shanna T Garrett, JONESBORO says

    You and your family are in my prayers

  10. Tammy Medley Collier, Lake City, AR says

    Thoughts and prayers for you all

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