Passing of Rep. Richardson’s daughter

Angelia Sariah Richardson, the 3-year-old daughter of Rep. Holly Richardson, passed away unexpectedly early Thursday morning in her sleep. Angelia was born without most of her brain and was adopted at birth by the Richardson family.

“We knew when we adopted Angelia that she would die at a very young age,” Richardson said. “Angelia proved that no matter how we come into the world, we are capable of loving and being loved, that we can be happy and make those around us happy. She was a blessing in our lives and her influence on us will not be forgotten.”

Richardson lives in Pleasant Grove and is the newly appointed representative of District 57.