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December 15, 1973 ~ August 16, 2022 (age 48) 48 Years Old
I was born in Birmingham, Alabama on December 25, 1973, to the late Terry Richburg and Annie D. Garner. I later joined and was baptized at New Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Dr. Charles Winston, Jr. I was educated in the Birmingham Public School system. Many of my family and friends affectionately called me, “Earl” or “Igg”. I was a proud father, grandfather and friend. I spent many hours and days with my family building long lasting relationships, loving them and trying to encourage my children, bonus children and grandchildren that there was more to life than what the streets wanted them to learn. I was a member of ASO Fraternity (Alpha Sigma Omega). No matter the day or hour, you could find the brothers together and you would sometimes catch me wearing my ASO Greek Clothing. My favorite downtime was watching college and NFL Football games. I was an avid Alabama Crimson Tide “Roll Tide Roll” and Minnesota Vikings Fan. I also loved playing cards, dominos, and scramble. I loved spending time and nurturing my children, grandchildren and bonus children, going to the barber shop, attending their sporting events, and taking them out for fun activities. On August 16, 2022, God took me by the hand and led me to the place he prepared just for me. There to greet me were my parents, great grandmother and uncle. Here on Earth, I left great memories and loved ones who will cherish my life. My loving and devoted grandmother, Mary Evans; children, James and Jakecia both of Birmingham, AL; stepfather, Winfred Gardner of Birmingham, AL; seven grandchildren, Terriel, Daryl, Kayla, Kylee, Zori, Hailey and Zion all of Birmingham, AL; bonus children, Cardarrius Mims, Terriel Franklin, Kamari Anderson and Keboni Ward; two aunts, Freda Jackson and Jonnie Williams both of Birmingham, AL; godson, Darrius Foy; a special friend, Shostocka Ward; a host of cousins and friends.