Naming of a School
When The Richardson School was searching for a name, Aaliyah Richardson's was the one option that brought all the elements which were held dear to the creation of the school. Her family was very pleased with the idea of naming the new school in her honor and remembering her in such a way. Aaliyah resided at a sister MyPath company. She passed suddenly one night after spending a weekend away with her family celebrating her birthday.
From her supervisor at the time:
"Through all of life's challenges that were thrown her way Aaliyah rose above them all. She had a powerful presence on the Willow Unit and throughout the center for her wonderful sense of humor, caring spirit and overall energetic personality. It was impossible not to let Aaliyah into your heart, she adored her staff and the feeling was mutual."
Her mom shares:
"With love in her heart and a smile on her face, Aaliyah brought joy and smiles to all who knew her. She expressed her love for you through hugs and laughter. She danced her way into many hearts. She was here physically for a short time, but mentally and emotionally she is here forever. She is truly missed. I know she is giggling in God's arms now."