LD Richardson was born on November 11, 1936, to Granville and Lizzie Richardson in Forrest City, Arkansas. He transitioned on March 21, 2017. LD worked at Inland Steel in East Chicago, IN for 44 years. He was a faithful member of St. John Baptist Church for over 60 years. He was a coached for several baseball and basketball teams in Northwest, Indiana. LD was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, three sisters, and two brothers. He leaves to cherish his memory, a loving wife, Overzenia(Ossie); three daughters, Darlene Richardson,Jean(Claude) Dowdell,La Shawn Weems ; two sons, LD Jr(Michelle) Richardson and Darrell Richardson ; 8 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren; one sister, Leola Lockhart; three brothers, Robert Richardson,Waverly (Barbara) Richardson and CL Richardson; two sisters-in law, Mary Murphy and Martha (Robert) Lee; two brothers-in law, Garfield Hampton and Ira Hampton and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation Friday, March 31, 2017 from 12:00 to 6:00pm with family hours from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Guy & Allen Chapel. Funeral services Saturday April 1, 2017 at 11:00am at St. John Baptist Church 2457 Massachusetts Street. Pastor R.E. Robinson officiating. Interment Fern Oaks Cemetery.
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Published in Post-Tribune from Mar. 28 to Mar. 31, 2017.