Mr. Joseph F. Richardson, 67, of 3801 Rusk Ave., Richmond, Va., entered into eternal rest on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009, at his residence.
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A native of Petersburg, Va., he was the son of the late Joseph F. and Catherine Edwards Richardson. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Aretha B. Richardson; sister, Agertha Richardson; and brothers, Osborne, Roland and Elliott Richardson.
He was educated in the Petersburg school system and was a member of Peabody High School Class of 1962. He was employed until his early retirement with American Tobacco Co.
He leaves to cherish his memories three sisters, Jacqueline D. Richardson of Takoma Park, Md., Catherine R. Hayes (Henry) of Petersburg, Va., and Gail R. Hayes (Preston) of Ettrick, Va.; in-laws, Brockenbrough, Thompson and Taylor families; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, Little Church Street Cemetery, Petersburg, Va.; the Rev. Dr. Rebecca Branch-Griffin officiating.
Family and friends asked to assemble 10:45 a.m. at the grave site.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the staff of the J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, Va., (804) 732-8911, www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com.
Published in The Progress-Index from Aug. 8 to Aug. 13, 2009