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Harriett Richardson
Oct 10, 1931 to Feb 04, 2017

 

 
Harriett Richardson, 85, departed this earthly life on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Palmetto Health Tuomey Hospital, Sumter, surrounded by her loving family. Born on October 10, 1931, in Sumter, she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Alma Jenkins Richardson. She was educated in the public schools of Sumter County. She was employed by Wards BBQ Restaurants for many years as their lead cook. She also worked as a sitter with home bound patients. Mother Richardson was a lifelong member of St. Matthews Missionary Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Missionary Department and Gospel Choir. Precious memories of Mother Richardson will forever be cherished by her family: three sons, John “Edward” (Betty) Richardson of the home, Kenney (Odell) Richardson of Newport News, VA and Minister James Elijah (Elaine) Richardson of Tampa, FLA; one daughter, 1st Lady Mary Grace Lewis-Jones (Elder Dr. Eugene Jones) of Seaside, CA; one sister, Dorothy Epps of Sumter; fourteen grandchildren; twenty one great grandchildren; special godson, Deacon Willie Lucas; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Homegoing Celebration will be held Saturday, February 11, 2017, 11:00 a. m., from the St. Matthews Missionary Baptist Church, 1690 South Guignard Parkway, Sumter, with the Rev. Marion G. Walters, pastor, eulogist. The family will receive relatives and friends Friday 4:00 – 6:00 p. m. in the John Wesley Williams Sr. Memorial Chapel of Williams Funeral Home, Inc., 821 North Main Street, Sumter. The Remains will be placed in the church at 10:00 a. m. The procession will leave from the home, 34 Gable Court, Sumter, at 10:20 a. m. Floral bearers will be nieces and church members. Pall bearers will be grandsons and nephews. Burial will be in the Walker Cemetery, Oakland Avenue, Sumter.
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