Abby McIntosh went to be in the presence of the Lord on March 8, 2018.

Abby lived in Galva with her husband of 14 years, Bruce Richardson and her two amazing children Jade and Coltyn Richardson.

Abby was born in Newton to Earl Hicks and Debbie McIntosh on Oct. 15, 1983. Abby was a little sister to her twin brother Justin McIntosh and her older sister Tiffany McIntosh.

Abby grew up in Hillsboro and enjoyed a childhood full of friends and family, spending a great deal of time with friends at the two lakes, Marion County offers.

In 2004, Abby met Bruce and they instantly fell in love. Not long after, in 2004, she and Bruce had Jade and her life took on new meaning. Abby was a natural mother. She was fierce and determined to surround her daughter with love and resilience. Five years later, in 2009, her son, Coltyn Richardson followed and Abby felt her family was suddenly complete. She adored her children.

Abby was a twin and shared a special bond with her brother Justin. She also loved being an aunt to Gabriella, Alexander, Thomas, Baby McIntosh, Tessa, and Joey.

Abby was also about friendships. Her first roles in this world were as a daughter, a wife, a sister and a mother. But she also was world-class friend to so very many. She knew the power of showing up. She was not afraid to share the good times, as well as the hard times, with the people that she loved.

Abby was proceeded in death by her father Earl Hicks

She is survived by her mother Debbie McIntosh, step-father Lawrence Froude, her husband, Bruce Richardson, daughter Jade Richardson, son Coltyn Richardson, sisters Tiffany McIntosh Johnson, Sunshine Hicks, and Crystal Eason. She was also survived by her twin brother, Justin McIntosh, his wife, and many nieces and nephews.

Abby loved God, her children, her family and her friends. Our hearts are broken. All are welcome to come and share time celebrating Abby’s life at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11 at Baker Funeral Home in Peabody.

Abby was a mother first and foremost and would want us all to care for her children in the coming days and years.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to the Abby McIntosh Memorial Fund, which has been set up as a GoFundMe page at