Our entire family is overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and prayers from our friends and family. We truly are blessed.
Cullen, or ‘Dutch’, as we liked to call him, passed away late the night of April 4 due to an accidental shooting. He had just turned 22 on March 12. It was a senseless tragedy, due in no small part to alcohol, a substance Cullen battled with for many years. He was an incredibly caring and funny young man -- 'totally unique' would be a major understatement -- but his struggle is a story too many others know all too well.
So, in lieu of flowers or cards, we are asking you to make a donation to Shatterproof, “a national nonprofit organization dedicated to ending the devastation addiction causes families.” If you decide to donate, we thank you sincerely for being part of a solution that will help others.
A memorial service was held April 13, 2018 at Nashville Baptist Church, 312 Phillips Street in Nashville (not Tennessee), Mich. 49073, which is about 45 minutes west of Cullen’s Lansing apartment and is the church he grew up in.
Cullen Myles “Dutch” Stone went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 5, 2018, at the age of 22. He was born March 12, 1996 in Lansing, Mich. to his loving parents, Calen Stone and Carrie (Evans) Richardson. Later in life, Cullen gained a second mother, Whitney McClellan-Stone and father, Dennis Richardson. In August 2015, Cullen graduated from Relevant Academy in Charlotte and was extremely proud that he was able to complete his high school diploma. Cullen desired to someday go to college, but when the opportunity to work for General Motors (GM) became available, he was excited to get in and build vehicles. He loved working at GM, making cars and making coworkers laugh, and he especially loved being able to work out in the fitness center. He made many friends and enjoyed their camaraderie.
Cullen was a Gift of Life donor and was able to donate bone and bone tissue to help save the lives of bone marrow cancer patients. He loved to give to others in need.
Cullen is preceded in death by his Grandmother Beverly Stone, Aunt Bonnie Stone-Trevino and Uncle Lawrence (Judy) Richardson.
Cullen is survived by his four parents; grandparents Charles and Carol Evans, grandfather Leslie J. Stone, and grandparents Keith and Sherry McClellan; sister Caitlyn Claire Stone; brother Christian Leslie Stone; step-sisters Paige (Jeff) Finney and Jamie Dietrich; aunts Cathie (Kalon) Morgan and Cheri (Robert) Coon, Christine (Mark) Beagle, Maureen (Mark) Jones, and Leslie Adams and Federico Neumayer; uncles Jeff Evans, Leslie (Nancy) Stone, William (Joyce ) Richardson, Richard Richardson, Mark (Paulie) Richardson, Rob (Dana) Richardson, Grant (Renee) McClellan, and Kevin (Gwen) McClellan; cousins Calen Stone, Caylee (Trey) Pennington, Luke and John Adams, Sidney Benedetti, Alexis and Olivia McClellan, and Federico Neumayer; girlfriend Hayden Anderson; his cats, Bella and Chimera; and all who miss him so dearly.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to https://fundraise.shatterproof.org/cullen to help young adults and their families who struggle with alcohol and drug addictions. A gofundme account (https://www.gofundme.com/within-cullen039s-wake) has also been set up to help alleviate funeral expenses.
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