Foster Richardson was born on August 30, 1941 to the late Zeno and Lizzie Bell Richardson in Grove Hill, North Carolina. He transitioned to be with the Lord on February 9, 2020 at Nash UNC Health Care.
Foster was educated in the Nash County School System. He moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at an early age and worked in Construction for a number of years. He moved back to North Carolina after retirement.
Foster accepted Christ at a young age and joined The Second Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During his time at Second Baptist Church, he became a Deacon and sang in the Male Choir. After he moved back to North Carolina, he united with the Pine Chapel Baptist Church. Foster became a Deacon, sang with the Gospel Choir, attended Bible Study and was a Sunday school member. Foster was inspired as a young man by Rev. Johnny Copeland and Rev. Kermit Richardson. He loved his church and was a faithful member until his death.
Foster married his childhood sweetheart, Queenie Alston and to this union four sons were born: Barry Richardson, Lennie Keith Richardson, Cleveland Bernard Richardson and Eric Richardson.
Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents were three sisters, Carlene Brown, Argentia Lewis, and Sally Richardson and four brothers, James Otis, Milton, Willie B. and Zollie Richardson.
Foster leaves to celebrate his life and cherish his memory: his wife, Queenie Richardson of the home; four sons, Barry Richardson and Lennie Keith Richardson (Pamela) both of Whitakers, NC, Cleveland Bernard Richardson (Tori) of Smyrna, DE and Eric Richardson (Kimberly) of Glenside, PA; six granddaughters and six grandsons; four great granddaughters; one sister, Shirley Alston (Booker) of Nashville, NC; one brother, Bobby Lee Richardson (Deanna) of Nashville, NC, seven sisters-in-law, Annie B., Theola Marie and Thelma Arrington all of Nashville, NC, Dorothy Royster (Thurman) and Eloise Evans (Samuel Earl) both of Whitakers, NC, Kate and Helena Alston both of Rocky Mount, NC; two brothers-in-law, Larry Silver and Ralph Tucker both of Whitakers, NC; a host of relatives and friends.
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