Kelly Lynn Richards
Kelly Lynn Richards, 41, Amarillo, also known professionally as Kelly Fink in her tattoo artistry business, went to be with the Lord on December 30, 2018.

Memorial services will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 3, at Paramount Baptist Church, 3800 Western Street. Arrangements are by Lighthouse Funeral Services.

Kelly was born on August 8, 1977, in Des Moines, Iowa. She moved to Amarillo in 1989 and attended Amarillo High. Kelly was a premiere tattoo artist in Amarillo and was widely admired for her exquisite designs and use of color in creating beautiful works of art on skin. She was a featured artist in at least eight national magazines and was twice a finalist to appear on the "Inkmasters" TV show. She was co-owner of the Music Box Body Art Studio in Amarillo.

She was the loving mother of son Ryden Fox Richards and daughter Cricket Rickman of Amarillo. She is survived by her mother, Alana Velasquez, and stepfather, Benjamin Velasquez. She is also survived by brother David Richards and wife, Sarah, of Nashville, stepsisters Crystal Fuston and husband Billie of Turkey, Texas, Chanda White and husband, Marty, of Lubbock, stepbrother David Velasquez and wife, Angi, of Amarillo, and by grandmother Gwen Ornell of Duluth, Minnesota, along with many aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her father, Donald Richards, and grandfather, Allen Ornell.

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I didn't know Kelly all that well but she was a family friend to my sisters, I am so so deeply sorry for the loss of this wonderfully talented artist and she will be missed by many. I want to give my condolences to the family and God Bless
Tabby Sanson
January 11, 2019
I only met you once when you did my last tattoo, you made a fantastic impression, my daughter and I got matching tattoos that day. May God wrap his loving arms around you and your family. I was looking forward to coming to see you again. God gained an angel. Love and prayers.
Holly Passarelli
January 10, 2019
Kelly was a wonderful young. Prayer and thoughts to her family and friends. She will be miss so much.
Geneva Gonzalez
January 6, 2019
My deepest sympathy goes out to your family. I am praying that God's love will comfort and grace your family. Thoughts and prayers to you all. Sissy
Helen Scibner
January 5, 2019
I cannot even begin to put into words how much you helped me with my grief and loss by listening to my heart and knowing Just how to put my feelings of everlasting love for my baby into a forever piece of your beautiful art for me to treasure always! We connected instantly and I so enjoyed our sessions together and will miss you terribly! I learned about your love and devotion to your own babies just by listening to you speak of them and they way you looked at them. Love and positive light forever for those two special kiddos and to all who loved you! We all live on with a piece of you in our hearts and soul!
Karen Diaz-Green
January 3, 2019
Kelly u were a special person to me ur tattoos on my husband and I will now forever have a special place in our hearts
Darla Cross
January 3, 2019
May love and your beautiful memories sustain you. you will be missed .. Love you Cousin ..
Tammy Simon
January 3, 2019
I am so sorry for the loss of a beautiful soul. Kelly, may you Rest In Peace with our wonderful Father in heaven.
Beth Worman
January 3, 2019
Beth Worman
January 3, 2019
Thank you for your art, I carry your work on both sides of my ribcage (close to the heart) and they are both pieces that mean the world to me. You were always welcoming, open, and genuine, and my heart goes to Fox and Cricket, may they find some bits of comfort to hold onto. You are far too young to be gone and the world suffers for the loss. Rest in peace, Kelly. You are missed.
Leah Southern
January 3, 2019
My deepest condolences to Kelly and her family. I'm super blessed to have known Kelly and to have her art on my back for life. Gone too soon but never forgotten!
Chelsea Colarelli
January 3, 2019
My deepest condolences to the family for your loss,

P find comfort from your fond memories and the
promise found at John 11:24,25.
My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
January 3, 2019
I'm honored that I was able to meet you in this journey we call life and proud to carry your art work on my arm. Rest in peace and May God watch over your family and give them peace in this time of sadness.
Roberto Sargent
January 3, 2019
Rest in paradise kelly. I've known you since I worked at TNT by your shop, always so kind and sweet! Never got around to getting a tattoo by you.. wish I would've. You will be missed! Oh my heart breaks for your kids and loved ones left behind. Rest easy
Heather Reynolds
January 3, 2019
Rest in peace, sweet girl. You are loved by many. Your light will continue to shine as bright as ever.
Amy Larkan
January 2, 2019
My deepest sympathy to your family . May you keep in mind the hope of life everlasting which can help sustain you through this difficult time . John 17:3
Earnie Ray
January 2, 2019
I am stunned for this loss. Kelly was so cherished by her Mom and children. I pray God's comfort for them.
Judy Dendy
January 2, 2019
Kelly, you will be missed deeply. Let your amazing light shine on. Prayers to the family and friends.
January 2, 2019
An amazing woman with a giant heart. Always got you to smile no matter how you were feeling. Thank you for the ink that you gave me 18 years ago. I will have a piece of you forever. Rest in Paradise BEAUTIFUL WOMAN. My prayers and condolences to her beloved friends and family....
Sophia Martin
January 2, 2019
I am still in shock that you are gone. Your welcoming spirit and love for life will be missed by many.
karen reich
January 2, 2019
Rest easy sweet lady
January 2, 2019
Condolences. Our thought and prayers go out to the family and friends at their time of grief.
Danny Walker
January 2, 2019
Oh Kelly...Thank You for the Yellow Roses...I am sure going to miss you. Sending my Thoughts and Prayers to your family.
January 2, 2019
I miss you too much already. The light in this town has dimmed without you here. I love you Kelly.
Shawna Hancock
January 2, 2019
Your Spirit and Artistry will be missed!What a beautiful soul! For you, the pain and suffering has ended. For those of us left behind, it has just begun. Thank you Kelly for making the world a better place to live in!
Bobby Ewing
January 2, 2019
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