Richard Shawn Stallings was born on April 12, 1969, in Columbus, OH, the eldest son of Richard and Donna Stallings. He was educated in the Columbus Public School System. Richard was baptized and accepted Christ at an early age, under the leadership of Bishop I. W. Hamiter of Original Glorious Church of God in Christ in Columbus, OH.
Richard worked in various capacities but favored his role as a handyman the most. He had a passion for cooking and loved trying new and unique recipes for his family. He would often be found cooking for family and church functions with his father and brother. Outside of the culinary arts, Richard most enjoyed spending time with his family. Whether it was vacationing or spending the holidays together, he truly cherished family time. His favorite saying was “Rip loves the kids!” He was crazy about all of his grandchildren and would give them all special nicknames.
Richard departed this life on July 4, 2021. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Richard (Ruby) Stallings, Clarence (Pari) Campbell, and Ola Mae Ford, and uncle, Cecil Stallings II.
He leaves to cherish his special memories, his wife, Monica Stallings; his loving parents, Richard and Donna Stallings; his children, Rashawn (Nikki) Ball, Kristen (Marlo) Scott, Jajuan Ball, Dajuan Ball, and Marquise Miller; and stepchildren, Myron Carlock, Mychal Carlock, Gloria Berry, Leslita Coates, Tierra Coates, and Antonio Coates. He also leaves 24 grandchildren; siblings, Venetta (Hon. Donarell Rhea) Green IV, Victor (Chris) Stallings, Marilyn Burley, Sharrice (Keith) Blair, Chante Stallings, and Malik Stallings.
He is also survived by a host of aunts and uncles; bonus aunts, Elsa Hubbard and Earlene Smoot; bonus uncle, Jackie Smith; a host of nieces and nephews, including special nieces and nephews, Tyler Stallings, Darius Stallings, and Kennedy Stallings; great-niece and nephew, Sophia Stallings and Tyler Stallings II; many cousins and friends; his life-long best friend, Derrick (Niecy) Coates; as well as his good friend, Marquise Russell.
If you or someone you know is struggling with drug and alcohol addiction, please contact the Ohio Substance Abuse Helpline at 1.888.459.5511.
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