Born on April 30, 1985.
“She was a very personable and outgoing child,” share’s Mitrice’s aunt, Lauren Sutton. “Her mother always called her a rainbow.”
“This is one of my favorite photos,” says Mitrice’s mother, Latice Sutton. “I love all my babies’ photos.”
“She always loved word puzzles. I have a book full of Sudoku puzzles. She was a sweetheart,” Lauren adds.
“She loved children and had aspirations of working with them,” says Lauren. “She passed her test to become a certified teacher.”
Mitrice and her younger cousin Jonathan Sutton, 23.
“I used to get on her about talking too much to people. He says, “She was always too nice of a person in my opinion.”
“She was into everything as a little girl. She was a cheerleader and dancer,” says her aunt Laura.
Mitrice’s cousin Jonathan Sutton, says, “I know she liked Obama, but we really didn’t talk about politics. We talked a lot about life.”
“We were really close.” Jonathan says. “She liked everybody.”
A graduation photo of the cheerful Cal State Fullerton graduate.
“There was never a thing that could bring her down. She always had a smile on her face,” says Jonathan.
Mitrice and her little cousin.
“She had one of those personalities that everyone loved,” explains Lauren.
A young Mitrice smiling for the camera.
Mitrice with her mother, father and younger sister. “She was very protective of her family,” shares Lauren.
“She always had a smile on her face.” Jonathan says.
Here, Mitrice takes a family photo with her mom and dad.
“She was always fun and she lite up a room,” shares Lauren.
“She was actively pursuing her education,” shares her mother, Latice Sutton.
“Her favorite color was pink and she loved Bob Marley,” says her aunt Lauren.
“We are going to miss her,” says her aunt Lauren. “She is my baby and I am going to fight for mental health laws. Mitrice Richardson is my baby and we will always remember her,” says her mom.