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Mary Richardson 82 was born April 2, 1940, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama to the parents John and Roberta Bell. After graduating high school in Tuscaloosa, Mary Bell met and married LC Richardson and moved thereafter to Saginaw, Michigan. Having the love, caring and concerns for others, Mary decided to further her education and received a bachelor’s degree from Saginaw Valley College and master’s degree from Michigan State University. She became an Elementary School Teacher for the Saginaw Board of Education for over 32 years and after retirement, moved closer to family in Dallas, Texas.
Mary was a devoted Jehovah’s Witness for over 40+ years and enjoyed sharing HIS word while going door to door, phone ministry and conducting Bible studies to teach others about Jehovah while attending weekly meetings and conventions.
She will be remembered as a supportive and loving woman by her husband of 63 years and faithful caretaker, LC Richardson. Mary’s four children, Gregory (Janice) Richardson of Saginaw, Michigan, Donald (Andrea) Richardson of Garland, Texas, Corey (Rochel) Richardson of McKinney, Texas, and Gwendolyn (Gregory) Jackson of Midlothian, Texas and stepson Anthony Sullivan of Los Angeles, California. Her children knew their mother was a special woman who instilled in them prayer, love, and the value of education. Her seventeen grandchildren and grand dog, Tito, along with great grandchildren and great great grandchildren knew her as one of the sweetest Grandma/Nana there was.
Mary’s three sisters, Dorothy (William) Martin and Brenda (Samuel) Culberson of Saginaw, Michigan and Lenda (Edward) McGowan from Durant, Oklahoma knew their sister as a genuine loving woman who’s love for people was bigger than life. Mary leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, and many other family and friends who resides in Michigan, Texas, Alabama, California, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Georgia.
She often spoke often about people she encountered longtime relations with. The reflections resonated from the thousands of children she taught as well as childhood friends, Ms. Gladys Hearns-Jackson, and Ms. Maryann Blackmon. College friend, Ms. Patricia Genwright-Brown, and many talks about Jehovah’s word with Ms. Gloria Hill and several other Brothers and Sisters at the Kingdom Hall.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, John, and Roberta Bell, two brothers, Walter, and Edward McVay and one sister, Lois Hopkins.
Mary Richardson was a Wife, Mother, Mother in-law, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Great Great Grandmother, Sister in-law, Aunt, Cousin, Friend, and a sister at the Kingdom Hall. Mary was a loving woman who’s smile lights up a room with a caring heart. She always shared words of wisdom, prayers, and patience. For this reason and so many more, Mary will remain in our memories and hearts forever. Rest in PEACE beautiful lady, you will be missed, and we will always love you!