Samuel Richardson, Sr., 93, was called to his heavenly home on November 24, 2018, after a courageous battle with a long illness. His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supported him in his struggle and ultimately gave him peace.
Samuel was born to the late William Henry and Sally (Nicholson) Richardson in Warrenton, North Carolina on April 5, 1925. He was educated in the Warren County Public School System.
Samuel was baptized and joined Shocco Chapel Missionary Baptist Church where he served on the Usher Board and later as a Deacon until his death.
Samuel was blessed with a large and loving family. On August 4, 1948, he married Alma Davis in Warrenton, North Carolina. To this union six children were born. He helped raise his family with patience, discipline, and humility.
His employment included farming, carpentry, and working at Pruitt Saw Mill in Louisburg, North Carolina. In his leisure time, he enjoyed watching westerns, being outdoors in his “Man Cave”, laughing and joking with his family and friends, driving his grandchildren in the back of his pick-up truck (sorry younger grands-its illegal now), and cooking his world-famous vegetable soup in that old “black cast iron” pot over an open fire. Yummy!!
Preceding him in death are one son, Samuel Richardson, Jr., one granddaughter, Vanessa Richardson, one great granddaughter, Jasmisha Michelle Wilshire, his siblings, James Richardson, Carrie Brown, Marjorie Lyons, Gertrude Richardson, Cornelia Hawkins, Mary Perry, and William H. Richardson, Jr..
Samuel is survived by: his wife, Alma of seventy years; his children, Ernest Richardson (Della), Mamie Jackson (William), Theodore Richardson (Maxine), Arthur Richardson (Michelle) and Wayne Richardson (Sylvia); one brother, Walter Richardson (Lenora); four sisters-in-law, Martha Richardson, Bernice Richardson, Gladys Hill, and Pearl Byson (Johnnie); twenty-four grandchildren; thirty-two great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; a host of many other relatives and friends.