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Richard Burroughs, a beloved lifelong resident of Lorain, has left an indelible mark on the hearts of all who knew him. Born and raised in this tight-knit community, he embodied the values of hard work, strength, and an unwavering spirit. Richard was born to the late Carrie Jackson-Moore and Andrew Burroughs on February 23, 1955.
Richard's educational journey began at Durling Elementary and continued at Clearview High School. It was here that his strong work ethic began to take shape. Throughout his life, he took great pride in being a dedicated employee of the city of Lorain, a testament to his commitment to his community.
With a calm demeanor and a warm personality, Richard was a beacon of positivity in the lives of those around him. His physical strength was legendary, and there are countless stories, some perhaps embellished over time, that highlight his incredible might. These anecdotes will forever be cherished and shared with fondness.
Despite battling debilitating arthritis, Richard refused to let it define his life. When walking became too challenging, he chose to keep moving forward. His fighting spirit and resilience were inspiring to all who knew him. In his trusty wheelchair, he navigated the streets of the 36th street neighborhoods, undeterred and determined.
Richard was preceded in death by his mother, Carrie Bella Jackson-Moore; father, Andrew Burroughs; stepfather, West Moore, Jr.; brothers, Jimmy "Pee-Wee" Evans, Michael Moore, Lawrence "Junebug" Evans, Charles Burroughs, Douglas Timothy "Elvis" Moore, Terrence Jerome Jackson and grandson, Jaleel Woods.
Richard is survived by his two children - Richard Burroughs, Jr. of Lorain, Ohio and Faith Smith of Greensboro, North Carolina; 8 grandchildren - Justice Burroughs, Richard Burroughs Ill of Lorain, Ohio and Cyrenauti Burroughs of Cleveland, Ohio, Rae'kwon Smith of Akron, Ohio, Ja'corey Aiken, A'nnaryon Aiken, Ty'kell Smith and Thomas Smith all of Greensboro, North Carolina, as well as 3 great-grandchildren.
Richard also leaves to mourn - his sisters, Dorothy Evans-Herring, Aldrenna (Ricky) Smith, Marilyn (George) Thomas and Lenise Moore of Lorain, Ohio, Edith Fields of Waveland, Mississippi, and Rosetta Alexander of Buffalo, New York; his brothers, Melvin Moore, Jeffrey Moore, Sr. and Anthony Moore of Lorain, Ohio and Lafaye Moore of Lakeland, Florida; a stepsister, Shirley Ann Valentine-Davis of Dallas, Texas and David Moore of Lorain, Ohio; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Graveside services will be held Friday, October 20, 2023 at 1:00pm at Ridge Hill Memorial Park in Amherst, Ohio 44001.