Mi'Angel Riche Funeral Service
On August 29, 2012 an Angel was "airlifted" to heaven because HEAVEN needs angels too. On February 14, 2002, in Saginaw Michigan she was born to LeDante Riche and Zleta Vanburen, her parents appropriately named her Mi' Angel Iglesia Lanae Riche, because she was a true Angel.
She accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of Community Temple C.O.G.I.C. Mi' Angel was truly a gift from God and was a blessing to her family and friends. Angel was full of spunk and energy throughout her life and was a constant source of amusement to her family. From dancing at Ann Herzberg Dance Studio, where she took, Tap, Jazz and Hip-hop she was a pleasure to watch, to her constant singing at all hours of the day and night. Her favorite music icon was Michael Jackson, she knew every song he made or almost every one of them. She was previously a cheerleader and had an orange belt in karate. Mi' Angel attended Handley Elementary School and was very excited about entering fifth grade this year. She was an outstanding student who excelled in her class. Mi' Angel was a child that mastered anything she attempted, a child that once you met her you would never forget her. Angel was known throughout the family by many names, Granny Neecee called her Iglesia Shardenay, Granny Marsha called her "Toots", her Mom called her "Duck", her Dad called her "Gummy Bear" Aunt Taneka called her "Bug-a-Bug" and her Grandpa Friszel called her "Hoops". Although Mi' Angel was only here with us for a short time she will live in our hearts and minds forever, she will be always be loved and forever missed..
She leaves to cherish her memory her parents LeDante Riche, Tampa, FL., and Zleta VanBuren, Saginaw, MI., her grandparents,"Granny Marsha" (Lemuel) Riddick, Tampa, FL., James (Granny NeeCee) Pearson, Clifford (Felicia) VanBuren of Saginaw, MI; 3 great-grand parents Emma McFadden and Sylvester Valley both of Saginaw, MI; Sylvia Riddick, Franklin, VA; 7 aunts Cynthia (James) Williams, Virginia Beach, VA., Taneka VanBuren, Ray'Chell Pearson, Shatarea
Simms and Sanquenetta Jackson all of Saginaw, MI., Antwanisha (Erik) Carroll, Grand Rapids, MI., Iglesia Riddick, Tampa, FL., Dara Riddick, Franklin, VA; 15 uncles, Rodney Howard, Frankie Riche, Willie (Regina) Johnson, Leonard Mahoney, Luther (Shay) Pearson, Armie Brown, John Jackson, Robert (Tracy) Simms all of Saginaw, MI., Demetrius (Leonia) Valley, Grand Blanc, MI., DeShone (Kenda) Valley, Hudson, OH., Derrick Pearson, Boston, MA., Henry (Marcella) Jackson, Indianapolis, IN., Andrew Smith, Wilksboro, NC., Donald Richardson, Fayetteville, NC., Lemuel
Riddick.,Tampa, FL; godparents, Grenard (Roslyn) Johnson and Joann Goodwine of Saginaw, MI. Many other aunts, uncles, cousins and relatives, including special family members, Amarion and LaNaysha Simms, Keary Dillard, DeQuavis Curry, Dominicia Williams, DeWonte Carter, Lyric McDonald, Andreus Dorsey, Lance Brewer, Antonio Griffin, and Will Stuckey.
She was preceded in death by her great-grandmothers, Daisy Valley, Betty Jean Jackson, Betty Jane Smith; great grandfather, Luther Pearson and Uncle Ricky Riche.