Paola Richmond

Karla Paola Richmond, 43, of Marietta, GA passed away peacefully on Friday, March 5, 2021, at home with her family. She was born Sunday, July 3rd, 1977, in Trujillo, Peru along with 3 other siblings. She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband of 19 years; Rafael, daughter; Isabella, son; Jose, son; Javier, and son; Mateo. She loved spending time with her family and had a very loving and kind soul. Faith, Family and Friends were what she lived for. She was someone who truly cared for everyone around her. Her passion was her family life and thoroughly enjoyed watching her kids play soccer. May she be with us Always and Forever. A Mass service will be held Saturday, March 13, 2021, at 4:00pm at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 87 Lacy St NW, Marietta, GA 30060. The family kindly asks that in lieu of flowers; contributions may be made to Saint Joseph Catholic Church or the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Arrangements by Southern Cremations & Funerals.

Paola’s children have been playing soccer since kiddie kickers and soccer has been a part of the family from the beginning.  With her cancer diagnosis and the pandemic, Paola often voiced how much she missed her “soccer weekends” the most.  All the games, the drives, the hectic mornings of trying to get 4 kids ready was a big part of the family’s life.  And don’t forget practices spread out over 3 different parks.  The minivan was nicknamed “The Richmond Family Soccer Mobile”.  Paola just enjoyed watching the kids play and growing up. Only 1 kid is currently playing soccer due to cost and logistics on getting to practice and games.  I hope the 2 at Lakeside will try to play at school if they desire to do so. Their Dad played all his life up to about 22 to 25 and Paola was from Peru and enjoyed watching the USA compete and also Peru.