Services

Funeral Service

Thu. Aug. 27, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Beresford Funeral Service

13501 Alief Clodine Road
Houston , TX 77082.
Thu. Aug. 27, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Beresford Funeral Service
13501 Alief Clodine Road
Houston , TX 77082.
In Memory of
Ricardo Lamont Royal
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Ricardo Lamont Royal, Sunrise  June 2, 1967 - Sunset - August 15, 2020 

The family of Ricardo Lamont Royal sadly announce his passing on August 15, 2020 in Houston, Texas. Ric was born in Atlantic City, NJ, to the late Joan Royal-Robinson and Randall C. Royal on June 2, 1967.  In 1995 Ric moved to Dallas, TX from Houston,  where he resided until his passing. As an exceptionally gifted and talented student, he received various athletic honors in sports throughout his junior and high school years but found his calling in music. 

Ric’s musical career and accomplishments were elevated to another level early in his life.  His career imprints on rap music are varied. He was one of the founding members of Royal Flush, a rap group that experienced success resulting in two albums.  They were amongst the first artists signed to Rap-A-Lot Records and released their debut album, “Uh Oh!” on the label in 1988. Ric was a mentor and innovator in various genres of rap music. Later, under the moniker of Coco Budda, Ric took his talents to radio as part Dallas’s K104 FM as a radio DJ.  His talents as a gifted rap artist helped produce a variety of charted rap songs for himself and others.  Ric’s love of and for Atlantic City and all his family members and friends were always a favorite topic of  discussion. He will dearly be missed, but he will never be forgotten. Much can be said, but none more important than “We Love You Now and Forever”. Ric is lovingly and fondly remembered by his family, lifelong friends and acquaintances.   

The impact of his love, passion and talent were so far-reaching that his legacy will continue to live on in those of us lucky enough to have known him. Ricardo was preceded in death by his mother Joan Royal-Robinson.  He is survived by his six children ages 11 – 27.  Ricardo D. Royal, Lamar Royal, Queen Royal, Shawn Harris, Aaniya Royal, and A’aja Royal, his grandson, Blaike Royal; father Randall Royal, siblings Shawn Carlos Royal, Tami Hassan, Wendy McDaniel, Lamar Fisher, and Omar Fisher, brother in love Pierre Maddox; son in love Anthony Nicholas;  Valarie Williams, Lichelle Laws, Briana Horn, Qiana Harris, and Jenika Easley; a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins; and of definite importance a wide variety of friends. 

Befitting the legend that he was, Ric will be memorialized in ceremonies in Houston, TX (August 27) and Pleasantville, NJ (August 31). Ric will be laid to rest with his mother in Pleasantville, New Jersey.

Tributes

Message from
RUBY JEWEL BAILEY
Wed, 08/26/2020

A*K*A RUBY JEWEL DIAMOND EMERALD CRYSTAL PEARL as RICK WOULD PUT IT. I LOVE YOU FOREVER ALWAYS TWIN.. 6/2/67,6/3/77 OUR DAY AND A DECADE APART. BUT FOREVER TOGETHER IN MY HEART AND SOUL.

Message from
Andrae "Drae" Davis
Thu, 08/27/2020

I love you always and forever Big Bro!

Message from
Markeya Williams-James
Thu, 08/27/2020

Never a dull moment or conversation. As the tears flow, the laughs are loud from the many memories so depth and profound. Rest well Ric,
Markeya A.k.a. "KeyLady"

Message from
The One
Fri, 08/28/2020

Our time together taught me some things about myself. Thank you for the music and for allowing me to be apart of it. ❣