Ernestine Becton Richardson


NEW BERN - Ernestine Becton Richardson, 81, 1704 Lincoln St., died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2013 at her residence.

She graduated in 1951 from West St. High School and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from North Carolina A&T College. She was employed as a secretary at West Street Elementary School and Business teacher at J.T. Barber High School and New Bern High School until retirement. Her lifetime membership at Rue Chapel A.M.E. Church including serving as trustee, financial secretary, choir member and Conference secretary.

Her funeral will be held at 11a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at St. Peter's A.M.E. Zion Church with the Rev. Daphne Solomon officiating. The interment will follow at New Bern National Cemetery.

She is survived by her two daughters, Kimberly Richardson Greene of Manassa Park, Va. and Karen Richardson White of Ft. Washington, Md.; three sisters, Velma B. Fleming of New Bern, Naomi B. Banks of Upper Marlboro, Md. and Ruth B. Barnes of New Bern; and one granddaughter.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, at Oscar's Memorial Chapel and other times at the residence. Viewing hours are Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Oscar's Mortuary.

Online condolences are received at

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New Bern, NC 28562
(252) 633-1156
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Published in Sun Journal from Aug. 31 to Sept. 3, 2013