Nellie Miama Richardson
1951 - 2020
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It is with sadness and so much love that we announce the passing of a Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Auntie, and Best friend, Mrs. Nellie Miama Richardson. Nellie was born January 15, 1951, and peacefully transitioned on Sunday, November 15, 2020, at the Miriam Hospital in Providence, RI. She was predeceased by her parents Frederick M Johnson and Benetta A Johnson; and daughter; Frederica Olivia Richardson.
She is survived by her loving Husband and best friend of 48 years, Mr. Lasanah Richardson, children; Mr. Joseph B. Johnson, Mrs. Louise Richardson-Cephas, Mrs. Natasha Richardson, her grandchildren; Ms. Lantega Richardson; Ms. Roxie-Elaine Dunbar, Mr. Jeremy Williams, Iris Emma Rose Cephas, Nicholet B. Whitfield, Skylar Dior Genesis Bowen, Anya & Dean Johnson, and great-grandson; Elijah Dunbar.
She will be deeply missed by her siblings; Mrs. Comfort Montgomery, Mr. Frederick M. Johnson Jr, Mr. Aloyious Stevens of Liberia, Ms. Layan Taylor, and Mrs. Judy Johnson-Mussa and aunts; Mrs. Salome Stewart of Cleveland, Ohio and Madame Kebbeh Mulbah of Kakata Town, Liberia. She also leaves behind a host of other relatives and close friends.
Private funeral service will be held at 9 a.m. at the Providence Memorial Funeral Home Broad street on November 28, 2020.
671 Broad Street
Providence, RI 02907
Burial at Swan Point Cemetery
585 Blackstone Blvd
Providence, RI 02906

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Published in The Providence Journal on Nov. 22, 2020.
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November 28, 2020
My deepest condolences to the Johnson and Richardson families. My heart is broken into a thousand pieces. Nellie was my god sister. Love you forever Nellie! Ms. Sanso is waiting to see u again. Hope she has your palm butter ready for you.
Wanda Gbanya- Jones (Mammie)
Wanda Jones
November 28, 2020
Today is a very hard day for our family, Nene but we leaning on the everlasting arms of King Jesus. We will miss you dearly my Sister. Words can’t express the emptiness you have left in our hearts from the good times shared from Bomi Hills to Providence and the sad times. We made it thru as a family. You were the Historian. You remembered events and everyone You would walk into a room and make sure you go and greet everyone. You loved making lasting celebration memories but most of your good advice. We depended on each other to speak out heartfelt emotions. You always called me “Baby Sister Judy”. Nene I know you are at rest and the angel escorted you. Rest and sleep well my beautiful loving caring Sister. Blessed beyond measure and We give all the glory to Jesus. This is our season of mourning, but we will dance again. Love your baby sister Judy Johnson Mussa
Judy C Johnson Mussa
November 23, 2020
I am very stricken by the loss of Nellie, a very caring and loving person. I pray that the Almighty will bring strength and comfort to the family as they mourn her loss. May the Lord bless the survival and keep them in the palm of his hands.
Jimmy and Joan Reed
November 22, 2020
Dearest Richardson Family,

For the past week, you have been in our thoughts and prayers daily. We know Mrs. Richardson was a loving grandmother, and a symbol of strength for our dearest sister, Lantega Richardson. We will remember her life and cherish the stories about Mrs. Richardson that we've learned about from Lantega. We know she was kind, loving, and gentle. We know that she did everything she could to make sure her family was well protected and loved. On this day, we know Mrs. Richardson is with her daughter in heaven. We vow to keep Mrs. Richardson's memory alive and well.

To our dearest sister Lantega, we love you and we stand with you today and always. You will never be alone. You are always loved and cherished. When you grief, we grief. When you cry, we cry. And today, like every day, we will stand with you and your family during this difficult time.

"Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted,"
-Matthew 5:4

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November 22, 2020
Lasanah & Family,
I was saddened to read of Nellie‘s passing. I pray that our Lord and Savior, Jesus The Christ gives you comfort in knowing that Nellie is in Heaven free of all pain and suffering of this earthly journey. God Bless all of the Richardson Family.
Ron Allen
November 22, 2020
You will be missed sis Nellie. Rest In Peace.
Aloysius stevens
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