David Richardson, Sr., 64, passed away on Sunday, September 7, 2014 at Agape Hospice House, Columbia. Born on October 6, 1949, in Sumter County, he was the son of the late Rev. Joe Richardson, Sr. and Maybelle Holmes Richardson and his step mother, the late Carrie Addison Richardson.
He was employed by Exide Battery for 28 years, Color-FI for 5 years and Pilgrim’s Pride until his health failed.
He was married to Frances Dixon Richardson for 25 years. To this union two children were born. David leaves to cherish his memories: his wife, Frances of the home; his daughter, Olivia Marie Richardson of the home; his son, David Richardson, Jr. of Columbia; one brother, Joe Richardson, Jr. of Sumter; four sisters, Tena Richardson of Sumter, Nora (Herbert) Wright of Richmond, VA, Maggie and Dorothy Richardson of Baltimore, MD; three step sisters, Lucille Davis and Jessie Parker of Baltimore, MD, Maggie Harden of Gastonia, NC; one step brother, Robert Addison of Sumter; three sisters-in-law, Janet Mack of Newark, NJ, Rosetta (Ronald) McKenzie of Sumter, Rosanna Dixon of Bishopville; two brothers-in-law, Willie Stuckey of Bishopville and Lewis (Ethel) Dixon of Woodrow; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and step mother; his father-in-law, Roosevelt Dixon and sister-in-law, Ruth Richardson.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 p. m., Saturday, September 13, 2014 at the Mechanicsville United Methodist Church, 184 Lake Ashwood Road, Sumter, with the Reverend Kenneth N. Carter, pastor, eulogist.
The family is receiving friends and relatives at the home, 12 Mitchell Street, Sumter.
The Remains will be placed in the church at 12:00 noon.
The procession will leave from the home at 12:20 p. m.
Floral bearers will be the Daughters of Abigail.
Pall bearers will be the United Methodist Men of Mechanicsville.
Burial will be in the Mechanicsville United Methodist Church Cemetery, Sumter.