Services for Bennie W. Richardson, 94, of Longview Texas will be held at Welch Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday December 5, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. with the honorable Rev. Wayne Spanhanks officiating. Burial will follow immediately after to Old East Mountain Cemetery where she will be laid to rest.
Bennie Richardson was born September 9, 1923, to John and Mamie Shull O’Banion in Joaquin, Texas. She committed her life to servicing her family, community and the church she attended regularly. During her years of service, Bennie had many successes. She served as the PTA president for East Mountain and Spring Hill Independent School Districts. She went on to become a dedicated member of Spring Hill First Baptist Church. On December 16, 1939, she married the love of her life, Esker Richardson in Upshur County Texas. The couple remained married for 61 years until her husband was offered eternal life.
Bennie lived a wonderful and fulfilled life all while cherishing the love for Red Birds. On November 30, 2017, in Longview Regional Hospital, Bennie was asked to leave this life and offered eternal life. Bennie willingly answered the call. She was preceded in death by, her husband Esker, son Danny Joe, and daughter Barbara. Bennie will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to everyone’s life she has ever touched. She leaves to cherish her memory one daughter Brenda, son-in law Scott, one sister Nanette Hanberlin, two grandchildren Jessica and Will, two great grandchildren Adena, and William.
The family wished to express their sincere appreciation for the sympathy, comforting words, prayers and all expressions of kindness and concern offered during this most difficult time. May God continue to bless you.
The family has requested with kindness, any and all offerings be made be to: Spring Hill First Baptist Church, 4000 Gilmer Road, Longview Texas 75604. Visitation will be Monday December 4, 2017, starting 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 pm at Welch Funeral Home Chapel, 4619 Judson Rd. Longview Texas 75605.