Richard Antonio Briones, Jr.

May 22, 1980 - April 30, 2006

Richard Antonio Briones, Jr., age 25, of McKinney, Texas, passed away April 30, 2006, in Dallas, Texas. He was born May 22, 1980, in Amarillo, Texas, to Richard and Kathleen (Allison) Briones. He graduated from McKinney High School in 1998 and graduated from ITT Technical Institute with a degree in computer science. Mr. Briones was a teacher at Webb Elementary School in McKinney. He is survived by his parents, Richard and Kathleen Briones of McKinney, Texas; brother, Michael Briones and wife, Lesleigh of McKinney, Texas; grandparents, Bertha Briones of Happy, Texas, Eliazar Briones of San Antonio, Texas, and Arthur Allison of Amarillo, Texas; and a host of other family and friends. His grandmother, Dorothy Allison preceded him in death. A graveside service will be held at 4:00 P.M., Wednesday, May 3, 2006, at Ridgeview Memorial Park. Visitation with the family will be held from 6:00 to 9:00 P.M., Tuesday, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

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Richard had an immense impact on my life. He will be greatly missed, and never forgotten. With Love, Jennifer Brand, April 3, 2009 I will always hold you close to my heart. I miss you. Amber Archibeque, June 26, 2006 Richard was one of my favorite patients that I took care of. He was a truly sweet and gentle man. He was a model patient and I will miss him very much. Rest in peace, sweet Richard. God bless your family and friends as they are left to mourn...I'll miss your gentle spirit. Lisa Plunk, R.N. Lisa Plunk, May 5, 2006 I feel so blessed that I crossed paths with Richard this year. His unfailing courage, selfless devotion to children with special needs, and "glass half full" attitude will continue to inspire my life. He is truly a hero - to the many children whose hearts he touched, to the family and friends whose love will always surround him, and to the many educators who witnessed his gift for teaching. I will miss your smile, Richard, but I find comfort in knowing that you have your angel wings. Diana Rose, May 5, 2006 Your family is in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. Tanner (who is a student at Webb) really liked Mr. Briones. He always had a smile on his face and a kind word to say. He will be greatly missed. Johnny, Angel, Tanner & Trey Hamm, May 5, 2006 How could one person make such a difference in the lives of so many kids in such a short time? Mr. Richard was one of God's tools that made the difference in so many lives. Our son Noah, in PPCD at Webb, was one of the so very lucky ones to have been helped by Mr. Richard and we are so thankful to have had him in our familes life. He could reach out, touch a young life and make the difference of a lifetime in a young child and Kim and I are so very blessed to be able to say that Mr. Richard, although no longer with us here, made not only a difference in our lives, but more important, the life of our child. Kathleen and family, you have to know how special Richard was and even though Richard was only with us a short time, he made an impact on peoples lives that many of us can only dream about. Your son was a gift from God to so many and he will be missed so much, but his memory will be in the hearts of all who were lucky enough to know him until the end of time. Our prayers are with your family. Mr. Richard, we love you and miss you. Blake, Kim, Zachary, Jamie, Michael and Noah Lanagan Blake Lanagan, May 4, 2006 God bless you and your famil. My prayers are with all of you. Sylvia Ybarra, May 4, 2006 Although, I did not know Richard for very long, it breaks my heart to hear of his passing. Richard had such a wonderful presence. I will miss him. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Briones family. Michelle Gonzalez, May 3, 2006 Richard was a truly outstanding person. You could always count on him to have a smile on his face and something funny to say. He touched the lives of many teachers and students at Webb, and he will always be remembered as a loving and generous person. We will all miss him. Amber Epperson, May 3, 2006 We are all sorry for your families loss.Our prayers and love go out to you.From all Your Family At Furniture Warehouse Jenny Seabolt, May 3, 2006 I only knew Richard for a short time. But, that was enough to realize the amazing person that he was. Richard always had a smile and a so much energy. This is a person that will never be forgotten. Kristal E. Jimenez, May 3, 2006 Kathleen and family, Our heartfelt prayers go up for you. Kathleen, you have been such a blessing in our lives with all the kindness and love you showed our son, Hayden. We regret that we never met Richard, but we are deeply saddened by your loss. We pray God will heal your hearts and magnify the wonderful memories you will always have of your precious son. ~ Rex, Donde & Hayden Womack Rex & Donde Womack, May 3, 2006 My son, Ramon, came home from school everyday with stories about how he beat Mr.Richard racing on the playground or that Mr.Richard told him that a duck billed platypus has poison in its claws. He was an awesome teacher and friend to the boys in Mrs. Laura's class. We will miss him very much. God bless you. Ramon and Marisa Flores, May 3, 2006 Your are in my thoughts and prayers. Teri Souder, May 3, 2006 Although I never had the opportunity to work with Richard, I have heard so many great things about him that I feel I have known him forever. I remember all of the funny stories that Lacey, Yum, Dina, and Jennifer have shared with me. Richard was a special person and he was loved by everyone he touched. He will be forever missed by all that loved him dearly. Stacey Parker, May 3, 2006 RIchard had a way of making everyone love him right away. I will cherish all the great memories I have to keep his spirit alive. I know that we will eat cake together again! Roslyn Garner, May 2, 2006 Thanks for working with me and helping me at Webb School. Thank you for giving me this Webb Shirt. I like it very much. Thank you for being my teacher and my friend. I love you Richard. Joseph M. Elghandour, May 2, 2006 "Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord and may your perpetual light shine upon him. May the souls of the faithfully departed rest in peace." My heart, love, and prayers go out to my cousin, Richard Sr. and his family during this difficult time. Love always, Elsa Briones Elsa A. Briones, May 2, 2006 Where do I start. He has made us laugh for years at Webb. He is one of a kind and there will never be another Richard. Webb has suffered a great loss. He will be missed so much, but always thought of with only happy memories that make you smile when you think of him. He always enjoyed talking to our Pre-K kids in the morning when he was in the hall and they always looked forward to him being there. Everybody knew Mr.Richard. He was a good boy and even greater son and loved by everyone who knew him. Elaine Francisco, May 2, 2006 He was truly an inspiration. He was always optimistic even though he had health problems. He was a fine young man with a lot of dreams he shared with others. He will be missed so much! Diane (Dee) Davis, May 2, 2006 Mr. Richard, I miss you. I liked you as a teacher. You were the best teacher ever. I really liked doing science with you. Your friend, Jacob Jacob Pikey, May 2, 2006 Mr. Richard, I miss you. My friends miss you and Mrs. Dee and Mrs. Laura misses you. Your friend, Kevin Kevin Pan, May 2, 2006 Mr. Richard, I care for you a lot. I love you and miss you. Your friend, Richie Richie Brown, May 2, 2006 Mr. Richard, I miss you a lot. I miss playing Godzilla with you. Thank you for being my friend. Your friend, Luis Luis Martinez, May 2, 2006 Mr. Richard, I miss you. You were my friend. It's too bad you are not here anymore. Your friend, Ramon Ramon Flores, May 2, 2006 "Promiseme you'll never forget me because if I thought you would, I'd never leave." - Winnie-the-Pooh Richard, You will forever live in the hearts of those you have touched through your kindness, generosity, love and understanding. You were a true blessing, a treasured friend and a most valued confidant to anyone lucky enough to cross your path. Thank you for touching my life and the lives of those who needed you most - Ramon, Jake, Luis, Jacob, Richie and Kevin. You shall live in our hearts forever - our own special guardian angel. Miss you forever, love you always! Laura & the boys Laura Cowden, May 2, 2006 My favorite memory is a party last year at Joy Infantozzi's house. Richard was telling stories about his dog and things he had done to his brother growing up and we were all crying we were laughing so hard. Richard will always be special to me. Margaret R. O'Neal, May 2, 2006 Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Jessica Guajardo, May 2, 2006 Richard's gift for working with children will always be remembered. He touched so many little hearts and made them laugh. They all considered him their friend. His smile and love for life will be greatly missed. Gretchen Madison, May 2, 2006 Your in my prayers Melody Eldridge, May 2, 2006 Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Linda Dugger, May 2, 2006 Richard was such a remarkable young man and had such a big heart for our AU students. MISD was lucky to have him. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. Lynn Healy, May 2, 2006 I meet Richard when I first started working for the Food Service at MHS. He was a delight and will be greatly missed.God bless ... SHIRLEY ANN KILLINGSWORTH, May 2, 2006 Though we have only know Richard this school year.. He has deeply touch our hearts... Without him at Webb i don't know what my son will do.. He will glady be missed.. there never went a day that my son would not come home talk about the he had with Mr..Richards. he was dearly loved and will be dearly missed by myself and especially my son... May God bless you in your time of need. Luis and Armida Martinez Luis and Armida a Martinez, May 2, 2006 My deepest sympathy for you and your family... I will keep you all in my prayers. Kitty Nanez, May 2, 2006 Kathleen, Always remember the happy and joyous times you both shared. Your heart is heavy now, but this too will pass. You are in my prayers. LaVardis L. Handy, May 2, 2006 I met Richard when I worked at Webb. From the moment I met him, I knew he was an outstanding young man. I am so lucky to have had the opportunity to meet him and will have him & the family in my daily prayers. Diane Maxson, May 2, 2006 Richard was my friend. Seeing his smiling face and sharing our thoughts about life and love is what I will miss most of all. Although this season of his life is done, his spirit and memory will live on. ~~~~I will miss you Valentine. Michelle Allen, May 2, 2006 Richard was a wonderful teacher and friend to my son Dylan. Cinnamon Boyle, May 2, 2006 We are so sorry for the unexpected loss of your son. Your family is in our prayers in these difficult and trying times. God never gives you more than you can handle even though it seems unbearable. Richard is in a much better place and in time you will be reunited. May peace be with your family. The blessings of friends and family combined with happy memories of your time together will keep Richard living forever. The Lord tends to His flock like a Shepherd. He gathers the lambs in His arms and carries them close to His heart. Isaiah 40:11 Sharon & Alfred Loftice (Chad Duncan's family), May 2, 2006 My prayers are with the family. May God bless you through this difficult time. Richard will be missed. Latisha Crockett J.W. Webb Elementary McKinney, Texas Latisha Crockett, May 2, 2006 Richard was an outstanding individual who will always be loved and never forgotten. He will always be remembered her at Webb by the staff and the students. Our heart goes out to you Kathleen and we will always be here for you Jennifer Nichols, May 2, 2006 Richard always wore a smile and was so good with the children. I'll miss seeing him in the hallways at Webb. My prayers are with the family at this time. Carol Rimka, May 2, 2006 Richard will always be remembered at Webb. He was a great guy! Christy Hames, May 2, 2006 Richard was like a part of my family. I had the wonderful opportunity to get to work very close with him for one year and have known him for many more than that. His personality brings out the best in everyone. He will be missed by everyone. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Lacey Parker, May 2, 2006 My prayer is for time to turn this tragic sorrow into blessed and happy memories of a very special young man. I knew him mostly from his mother's stories and grew to love him just from them. May those stories know no end. DJ Rogers, May 1, 2006