- MEMORIAL SERVICE -
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Ray Williams Memorial Chapel
301 N. Howard Avenue
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12/06/2018 11:18 AM
Richmond Myrick, Jr. of Laurel, Maryland passed away Thursday,
November 8, 2018. A Memorial service will be conducted Saturday,
December 8, at 11 a.m. at Ray Williams Memorial Chapel, 301 N. Howard
Ave., with Reverend Donald Leroy McBride, Pastor of New Brooklyn M. B.
Church, Perry, FL, officiating.
Richmond Myrick, Jr. was a native of Marianna, FL born to the late
Richmond Myrick, Sr. and Linnie B. (Williams) Myrick. He was educated
in the public school system of Hillsborough County, where he graduated
from Middleton High School.
Richmond loved music, he loved to play it, sing it, hear it, dance to
it, teach it, and direct it. With his love for music he was able to
secure a full 4 year scholarship to Florida Agricultural & Mechanical
University (FAMU) where he earned a Bachelors in Music in 1970. He later
earned a Masters degree in Music from Indiana University in 1976. He
completed doctoral work at University of Maryland, along with being hand
selected to participate in the Oxford Round table in Oxford, England.
Richmond not only loved music, and his family, but he loved developing
the minds of young people and pushing them towards greatness. Richmond
retired from Prince George’s County Public Schools. While in Prince
George’s County Public Schools he served as the Principal of Largo High
School, Greenbelt Middle School, and Nicholas Orem Middle School. He
also served as Vice Principal of William Wirt Middle School and
Northwestern High School.
Before coming to PGCPS he served as the Director of Bands for Howard
University, and University of The District of Columbia (UDC). While at
UDC he created the branding and the marching band The Striders. Under
his directorship the band recorded two albums. He received several
awards and loved the work that he did.
He leaves to cherish his memory: wife, Stephenia of Laurel, MD; son,
Richmond Myrick, III of MD; daughter, Kimberly M. Brown of MD;
granddaughter, Callista N. Brown of MD; two sisters, Priscilla Keith of
FL, and Mary L. Gilliard (Thomas) of FL; and a host of other relatives
THERE WILL BE NO PUBLIC
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