Funeral services for Edith I. Stark Richardson, 101, of Newton, will be 2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 1, 2012, at the First Baptist Church of Jasper, with burial to follow at Ford Cemetery. Visitation will be 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Saturday, March 31st, at Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home in Jasper. Edith passed away Thursday, March 29, 2012, at Rosewood Assisted Living Center in Newton. A native of Newton and longtime Jasper resident, she was an elementary school teacher for Jasper and the surrounding area for many years. A member of First Baptist Church, she was a Sunday School teacher. Survivors include her daughter Johnny Canty of Newton, daughter-in-law Mickey Richardson of Hemphill, seven grandchildren, eleven great-grand- children and thirteen great-great-grandchildren. Edith was predeceased by her parents, Mattie and Samuel Stark; husband, Marvin B. Richardson; and son, Larry Richardson. Memorials may be made to Fairhaven Ministries, 21066 Fairhaven Road, Covington, LA 70435- 8238.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Mar. 31, 2012