Mr. Richard Sullivan Wills, Jr.; was born April 26, 1969, in Austin, Texas; to Mr. Richard Sullivan Wills, Sr. and Mrs. Annie Pearl Wills. As a committed student, Richard graduated from A.N. McCallum High School in 1987, where he also played football and ran track throughout his high school years. After high school, Richard continued his educational journey at Prairie View A.& M. University and The University of Houston, where he majored in Engineering. After college, Richard worked in the recruitment field and was a loyal employee of the late Ms. Ann Richards, Governor of Texas, Senator Ted Cruz, The City of Austin, and Texas Department of Transportation.
Richard, a self-proclaimed culinary chef, learned unique cooking techniques from his mother and grandmother and perfected his skills during his service in The United States Army as a chef. His talent was certainly cooking and creating unique recipes, such as his famous peach cobbler, but his true passion was ensuring that people enjoyed themselves and left fulfilled with his unique smile and the flare of his “green eyes.”
Richard received his IT Degree from The College of DuPage and was employed at Pan-American Bank as their IT Officer. Richard always enjoyed the IT Field, where he employed his analytic and engineering talents. Richard was very competitive in this field and enjoyed the successes of his craft. Richard was blessed to find the love of his life, Lisa Wills, in Chicago, where he married and made his commitment to his dear love on December 29, 2012.
Richard rededicated his life and was attending Ultimate Faith Christian Center. As he rededicated his life to Christ, his calling became even more evident as a servant for God.
As a loving husband, father, son, brother, and nephew; Richard is survived by his parents, Mr. Richard Sullivan Wills, Sr.; mother, Mrs. Annie Pearl Wills; wife, Mrs. Lisa Williams-Wills; brother, Dr. Maury Wills; daughter, Ms. Alexandria Davenport Nichols-Wills; son, Mr. Jordan Thompson Wills; grandmother, Dorothy McWilliams; and countless aunts, uncles and cousins, and friends.
Richard will certainly miss his friends and family. His journey was filled with excitement, adventure, and a passion to live with no regrets! He would want all to continue to SMILE!