Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Sammie Richardson, Kingstree - Funeral services for Sammie Richardson, conducted by the Rev. Brian Williams and the Rev. Frankie White, were held Saturday, May 31, 2014, at Greater Bethel AME Church of Kingstree. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at Greenlawn Cemetery of Kingstree.
Mr. Richardson died Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at Williamsburg Regional Hospital. He was born March 29, 1931, in Williamsburg County, the son of the late Rev. Ben Richardson and Maggie Gordon-Richardson. He attended the public schools of Williamsburg County, where he completed the sixth grade. He left school to assist his parents on the farm. He was a member of Greater Bethel AME Church of Kingstree. After farming, he became a truck driver. He started his own landscaping business, along with inventing his very own “Rolling Store” on wheels. A son, Reginald Eaddy Montgomery; and six siblings, Lila, Lucille, Bertha, Willie, Buster, and Ben, Jr., preceded him in death. Survivors are: his wife, Mary Frances Richardson of Washington, DC; 10 children, Louisa Richards (Phillip) of New York; Linda Smith, Angela Wooten (Tommy) and Kenneth Richardson, all of Washington, DC; Vinetta Bufkin, Mamie Scott (Joe), and Paytrienne McGill, all of Kingstree; Pam Robinson of Lake City; Sammie Richardson, Jr., of Delaware; and Terrance Montgomery (Rondell) of Nesmith; one daughter he took as his own, Debra Bodkin (Indrickson) of Hemingway; two sisters, Bernice Nelson of New York; and Margaret Shaw of Kingstree; two brothers, David Richardson of New York; and David Fulton (Corine) of Kingstree; 22 grandchildren, and 28 great-grandchildren.