Bobette Staples Richardson

Bobette Staples Barrett Richardson

Bobette Staples Barrett "Bobbi", 71, of Kents Store, passed away from a short illness on Tuesday, August 16, 2011, at home surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in Midland, Texas, the daughter of the late Cladyne Cottrell Barrett and Leo Cy Staples.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Kent Richardson; her step-father, J. C. Barrett Sr. MSGT USAF (Ret); and maternal grandparents, Clay Rex Cottrell and Opal Robertson Cottrell.

She was also preceded in death by three uncles, Billy Rex Cottrell CWO-4 USN (Ret) of Kents Store, Monte B. Cottrell of El Cajon, California, and Donald H. Cottrell of Midland, Texas; three aunts, Ruth M. Cottrell of Iowa Park, Texas, Hazel C. Geissler of Kents Store, and Marianne C. Epps of Richmond; and one granddaughter, Meredith A. McLeod of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

She is survived by two sisters, Monte B. "Betsy" Travis and Harley, of Gum Spring and Kay B. McLeod and Conrad of Weaverville, North Carolina; and three brothers, Barry D. Barrett, of Goochland, Clay Anthony Barrett and Brenda, of Louisa, and Steven H. Barrett and Brenda, of Kents Store.

She is also survived by her sweet-loving mother-in-law, Dorothy Martin Richardson; uncle-special friend, Michael V. Cottrell and Celeste, of Kents Store; aunts, Carol C. Childress of Kents Store, and Patricia C. Williams and Thomas T., of Richmond; uncles, David F. Cottrell MSG E-8 USA (Ret) and Terry, of Richmond, and Jerry L. Cottrell and Linda, of Englewood, Tennesse.

Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.

Bobbi spent the majority of her career in the insurance industry in Administration and as an Independent Insurance Agent licensed in Life and Health, and Property and Casualty.

She loved reading and family. She had a special gift of sharing lives with family and friends and generously touched many, many lives.

Special gratitude for the extended devotion and care by family, friends and Hospice of Piedmont during this difficult time.

Sheridan Funeral Home, Kents Store, is in charge of arrangements.

The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m. Friday, August 19, 2011, at Sheridan Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 20, 2011, at Mount Gilead Baptist Church, Tabscott Road.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the Piedmont, 675 Peter Jefferson Parkway, Suite 300, Charlottesville, VA 22911, or to Meals On Wheels, 105 Crofton Place, Palmyra, VA 22963, in memory of Cladyne C. Barrett.

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Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
Mack & Ramona Poindexter
August 22, 2011
Your smiling eyes of brown shine so bright and kind, making everyone feel special in their own admiring mind.

You bounced me on your knee as I looked at you and smiled, you always loved us all, a flower in the wild.

You loved me like a daughter when I wasn't even there, you took the time to talk to me, you took the time to care.

A pure heart rises to heaven as we all look on and smile, we all know that we will see you again, it will just take us a while.

I love you cousin Bobbi!
My utmost sypmathy to all family members
Christina Cottrell
August 21, 2011
With Sympathy and friendship.for our sister Bobette. (MY Sisters new Address).
My sister resides in heaven.
She has a mansion on a hill.
one day I"ll live beside her.
God has promised I will.

MY Sister resides in heaven.
Apostle Paul is now her friend.
One day she will introduce me
on this I can depend.

My Sister resides in heaven
a crown of jewels adorns her head.
One day My jewels will shine with this
for thats what my lord has said.

My Sister resides in heaven.
She sits at our saviors feet.
One day she will save a place for me.
Oh glorious day when again we meet.

Betsy, and famiy my sincere sympathys to you all.
Sharon Sayers
August 19, 2011
I will miss Bobette's friendship and special sense of humor. Now, she can harmonize with the angels.
Mary in Louisiana
August 18, 2011
my prayers are with yr family in this time of need.
jay Sudduth
August 18, 2011
Betsy, Steve, Dorothy, and all of the family -- my sincere sympathy goes out to you all. Bobbi and Harold were such a special couple. God bless you with his comfort and care.
Diane Grubbs
August 18, 2011