Ila Lindsey Richardson
Ila Lindsey Richardson passed away peacefully at her home in Rutledge, on December 31, 2012 at the age of 79. She was born in Conyers on January 22, 1933, the second of three children to L.C. Lindsey and Novella Lindsey and was educated in the Rockdale County school system.
She married Dewey Hiram Richardson on October 26, 1951 and the couple has been married for the past 61 years. She was a home-maker and also worked for the Morgan County Board of Education for many years.
Mrs. Richardson is survived by her husband, Dewey Hiram Richardson and three sons: Dewey Alvin Richardson (Laura) of Buckhead, Robert Alan Richardson (Sheryl) of Rutledge, and Terry Edmond Richardson (Kathy) of Eatonton; six grandchildren: Lindsey Richardson, Lucy Richardson, Brett Richardson, Taylor Richardson, Andi Richardson and Grant Richardson. Mrs. Richardson also leaves behind an older brother, Bennie Lindsey (Jean) of Conyers and a younger sister, Charlotte Owens (Weyman) of Covington.
Mrs. Richardson was a faithful, long-time member of Centennial Baptist Church and played an integral role in the life of her church as the church librarian and a member of the sanctuary choir. A member of several mission teams, Mrs. Richardson was passionate about sharing the love of Christ with people. Some of her fondest memories were of time spent in Jamaica forging bonds with her team members and sharing the love of Jesus with new Jamaican friends.
The funeral for Mrs. Richardson was held Thursday, January 3 at 11 a.m. at Centennial Baptist Church in Rutledge, with the Rev. Wilburn Hill officiating. Pall bearers were Brett Richardson, Taylor Richardson, Ben Lindsey, Keith Kelly, Wes Berg, and Tim Reed. The graveside service and internment followed at the Rutledge City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Mission Fund of Centennial Baptist Church.
A.E. Carter Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Printed in the January 10, 2013 edition