Lucille Estelle Richardson peacefully passed away on January 10, 2013 with her family by her side in Colorado Springs, Colorado, at the age of 84. Lucille was born September 14, 1928 in Eupora, Mississippi to the union of Wade and Modine Brown, who preceded her in death. She was one of 10 children and learned to how make a lot out of a little. She began a family of her own in North Carolina and continued to have more children after she moved to Colorado Springs in 1957. Lucille was a 56 year resident of Colorado Springs where she raised her 15 children. Her children were raised with the virtues of unconditional love and hard work. She also passed those on to many others in the community. Lucille was a long time member of St. John's Baptist Church and served on several committees under the leadership of the late Milton E. Proby. Her hobbies included spending time with her grandchildren, reading romance novels, tending her garden, sewing, and cooking. Lucille was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Richardson; siblings, M.L. Brown, Roy Brown, Herbert Brown, G.A. Brown, Euna Small, Earnest Brown, and Eddie Brown. She also was preceded in death by her children Jimmy Richardson, Yvonna Lindsey, and Alfred Exum Jr. Left to cherish the memory of Lucille are her children; eight sons- Wade Exum, Thomas Exum, Stanley Exum, Phillip Exum, Brando Exum, Lawrence Smith, Steven Richardson, and Glenn Richardson, four daughters- Leetta Jackson, Christine Hawkins, Sonia McBride, and Twyla Richardson; 32 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; brothers- Robert Brown and Ralph Brown, and a host of family and friends. Visitation Friday, January 18 from 4p.m.-7p.m., Angelus Chapel Funeral Directors, 1104 S. Circle Drive. Funeral service Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 11a.m. Angelus Chapel. Interment Evergreen Cemetery.
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Published in The Gazette on January 16, 2013