Mr. Conwell Preston Richardson Jr. went home to meet His Heavenly Father on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at Southside Regional Medical Center, Petersburg, Va.

Conwell was born on April 11, 1935, in Norfolk, Va., to the late Rosa and Conwell Richardson Sr., who preceded him in death. Mr. Richardson retired from Solo Optical in Petersburg, Va.

He is survived by two daughters, Adrienne Richardson of Petersburg, Va., and Karen Richardson Winfield (Donald) of Rocky Mount, N.C.; a son, Kevin Richardson of Petersburg, Va.; six grandchildren, Duronta, Lorenzo, Demmetris and Dujuan Sr., Kara and Ian; three great-grandchildren, Demar'ea, Ce'Azia and Dujuan Jr.; a host of other relatives, family and friends. Special thanks to the McKeever family, Patricia Nunnally, Frank Robinson, Margurite Hill and Sidney Bland, who befriended our father.

A service of remembrance will be held 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, from the Chapel of William N. Bland & Son Funeral Home, with the Rev. Merle O. Keene officiating. Family and friends are asked to assemble at noon the day of the service at Robert Avenue, #703, and can be reached by calling 804-712-5585.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the staff of William N. Bland & Son, 137 Harrison St., Petersburg. For more information or to leave an online condolence, visit us online at blandenterprisesinc.com.

Published in The Progress-Index from Apr. 17 to Apr. 23, 2013