Laurean “Laura” Richardson, was born October 11, 1937 to the late Elmo and Queenie Evans in Warren County, North Carolina. Our Lord mercifully escorted her to an eternal home on April 24, 2018 in Nash County, North Carolina.
Laura was educated in Warren County. She accepted Christ in her life through her parents during childhood and that foundation guided her through her lifetime. A passion for the written, spoken and musical gospel remained inspirational and a source of strength and peace through the years and during her illness.
As a young woman in the beginnings of a growing family, Laura relocated to Trenton, New Jersey. Upon retiring from CV Hill Refrigeration of New Jersey, she returned to North Carolina to be closer to family. In the years following her return to North Carolina, she helped her sisters to care for their aging parents and she also worked with health care facilities as well as a private duty caregiver for those needing her supportive services. This positive characteristic continued when her health presented the need for supportive living as she would advocate for other residents as well as try to support the caring staff at the facilities. Laura also loved cooking “sweet potato jacks” and they were enjoyed by family and at many community activities or markets.
Laura was preceded in death by her parents, Elmo and Queenie Evans, an infant daughter, Lucy Ellen Richardson, her son, Charles “Chuck” Richardson and her sister, Louise Evans-Tate.
Loved ones who will cherish her memory and carry forward a humanitarian legacy are: one daughter, Lillie Beatrice Evans of Ewing, NJ; two grandsons, Shawn G. Richardson of Trenton, NJ and James T. Evans, IV of Ewing, NJ; two granddaughters, Dr. Jhade R. Evans of Roselle Park, NJ and Imani O. Evans of Silver Spring, MD; two great granddaughters, Jaleesa Loving and LaShawna Richardson both of Trenton, NJ – all grands affectionately known as Nana Laura’s “Babies”; one sister, Nettie Richardson of Louisburg, NC; one uncle, Jake Richardson and one aunt, Irene Boone; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, caregivers and friends.