Lona Mae "Jean" Richards

Old Hickory TN--Mrs. Lona Mae "Jean" Richards, age 99, passed away peacefully on August 31, 2018 surrounded by her nephew, Charles Powell and "grandson" Logan Powell in Old Hickory, TN. Born in Cleveland County on June 20, 1919 she was the daughter of late Roland Judson Powell and Martha Guffey Powell. She resided in Memphis, TN with her late husband John "Jimmy" Richards most of her life and was loved by her neighbors. Mrs. Richards was known for her fantastic home-made biscuits and bourbon cakes, which she lavished upon her friends and doctors. In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by her nine siblings, Richard Powell, Essie Pruitt, Florence Childers, Roland Judson Powell, Jr., Mary Whisnant, Charlie Avero Powell, John Alton White, Chester Cisero White and Betty Powell Robinson.
Mrs. Richards is survived by a host of nieces and nephews.
Graveside service will be held on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 10:00 am at Union Baptist Church with Rev. Michael Shumate officiating. The family will receive friends following the service in the fellowship hall.
Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family of Mrs. Richards.
Guest Registry is available at www.cecilmburtonfuneralhome.com

Funeral Home

Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home & Crematory
106 Cherryville Rd. Shelby, NC 28150-4208
(704) 480-8383

Published in Shelby Star on Sept. 4, 2018