Ernest Lee Richardson, Sr., entered into “eternal rest” on Sunday, October 27, 2019 in Laurel, Maryland. He was born on December 1, 1923, the son of the late Rev. Charlie Horace and Hattie Thomas Richardson of North Carolina. Children born to this marriage are Thomas Richardson, Tabitha Cooper, Lucille Wilson, Mabel Jones, Nancy Carter, Mae Perl Lee and Ernest Richardson.
At a younger age, Ernest lived in Warrenton and Nash County with his family, however later in life he moved to Virginia where he was employed by the Newport News Shipyard. In his later years, he returned to Hollister, North Carolina to work with his father in contracting. When his health began to fail, his son, Ernest and grandson, Gordon were his caregivers with the assistance of nurses and other family members.
Ernest was preceded in death by his six siblings, the late Thurman Richardson and Lennie Richardson.
He is lovingly survived by Arnie Richardson, and Andrea Richardson (daughter), as well as the children of Thelma Richardson: Novella Richardson Perry, Ernest Richardson, Frances Richardson Johnson, Velma Richardson-Martin (William) and Lue Ella Richardson. He will be greatly missed by nineteen grandchildren, twenty-nine great grandchildren and ten great great grandchildren.
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