Eleanor Browning Richardson, 87, died Wednesday, April 25, 2012. She was born in Black Rock, Ark. on December 8, 1924.
She is predeceased by her parents, Joe and Anna Browning, her brother, Orvin Browning, and sisters, Geneva Menzel and Llene Menzel.
She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Willie Richardson; her sons, Bill Richardson and his wife, Bess, of Dendron, Larry Richardson and his wife, Penny, of Williamsburg, Gerald Richardson and his wife, Mona, also of Williamsburg; her daughter, Sharon Dunn and her husband, Robert, of Williamsburg; Eleven grandchildren: Mary Anna and Paul Richardson, Andy, Michael and Jonathan Richardson, Kurt, Brent and Tim Richardson, Melanie Cooke, Kristina and Laura Dunn; eight great-grandchildren; and sisters, Marjorie Browning of Dendron, and Lois Browning of Williamsburg.
She was a member of James River Baptist Church and served as a Sunday School teacher for 50 years. She led a mission circle for many years. She enjoyed working in her vegetable garden and taking care of her flowers. She also enjoyed cooking and canning.
The family will receive family and friends at 2:00pm at James River Baptist Church with a funeral service to follow at 3:30pm.
Contributions can be made to James River Baptist Church Cemetery Fund: 4931 Centerville Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188.