Gregory L. Richardson

Mr. Gregory Leon Richardson, 47, departed this life Monday, March 25, 2013, the angel of death silenced the voice of our loved one.

He was born on Nov. 30, 1966, in Yale, to Woodrow Wilson Gilliam (Gee) and Florence Wyche. Greg was a 1985 graduate from Sussex Central High School. Shortly after graduation, he relocated to Prince Georges County, Md., where he resided for 28 years until his homegoing. He recently worked at Audi of Alexandria in Virginia.

Greg was a loving, happy and quiet spirited young man. He loved to travel and would only travel if he was the driver. He was a diehard Dallas Cowboys fan. He loved being with his family and friends. His acts of kindness left a great impression on everyone he has ever encountered.

Greg was preceded in death by his grandmother, Claire Richardson; grandfathers, Wilson Gilliam and Willie Jones; brother, Eugene Richardson; and uncle, William Richardson.

He leaves to cherish his loving memories: his mother, Florence Wyche of Hopewell; father, Woodrow Wilson Gilliam (Gee) of Yale; brothers, James and Frankie Richardson of Petersburg; sister, Angela Richardson of Hopewell; sister/cousin, Caitlyn Gilliam of District Heights, Md.; grandmother, Elsie Gilliam of Waverly; great-aunt, Susie Gilliam of Waverly; 10 aunts; Janice Artist and Queen Ellworth of Hopewell, Joyce Ricks (Windell), Larose Moore and Brenda Woodham (Monroe) of Richmond, Mary Moore and Mittie Davis of Philadelphia, Ollie Colbert of Oklahoma, Gladys Reed, all of Waverly, and Dorothy Gilliam of District Heights, Md.; six uncles, Jesse Gilliam (Inez), Montaque Gilliam and George Gilliam, all of Waverly, Larry Gilliam and Jerry Moore (Janice) of Richmond, Joseph Moore of Philadelphia; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A funeral service will be held 12 p.m., Saturday, March 30, 2013, at Turner-Bland Chapel, Hopewell, Bishop Thomas Adkins, officiating. The interment will follow at Cargill Family Cemetery, Sussex County. The family will assemble one hour prior to service at 2303 Dublin St., Hopewell.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the staff of Turner-Bland Funeral Home, Hopewell, the Rev. William N. Bland Jr. and Mr. James I. Gay, funeral directors. For more information or condolences please visit

Published in The Progress-Index from Mar. 26 to Mar. 29, 2013