Betty Ruth Hart Richardson, age 84 passed away on Thursday, March 30, 2023 at Margate Health and Rehab in Jefferson, NC. Mrs. Richardson was born August 18, 1938 in Lansing, NC to Luke Lilburn and Anna Mary Wiles Hart. She was preceded in death by her parents, her son, Robert Glenn Richardson, two brothers, Dale Hart and Quinton Hart of Lansing, four sisters, Ethel Blevins and Blanche Miller of Lansing, Grace Miller of West Jefferson, and Retha Shepherd of Laurel Springs.
Mrs. Richardson is survived by her husband of 66 years, Herbert Richardson, two daughters, Mary (Dick) Johnson of Crumpler, NC and Sherry Blevins of West Jefferson, NC, and daughter-in-law Patricia (Andy) Lindley of Jefferson, NC, two grandsons, Andy Richardson and Kevin Richardson of West Jefferson, NC, three granddaughters, Lora Miller (TJ) of West Jefferson, Rebecca (Mitchell) Reedy of Damascus, VA and Emily Blevins of West Jefferson, one sister Doris Perry Greer of Lansing, NC and one brother Carl (Dorothy) Hart of Warrensville, NC, sister-in-law, Virginia Hart of Lansing, NC; also surviving four great grandchildren, Hailey and Leigha Miller, and Bryson and Cameron Reedy; many nieces and nephews will also mourn her passing.
Mrs. Richardson professed a hope in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ early in life and joined New Bethel Baptist Church. She loved her family and enjoyed making a home for her husband and children. She enjoyed gardening, canning food for her family, crocheting, cooking, and baking & decorating cakes. She could play several musical instruments by ear and loved to sing with her siblings at church and family gatherings. She took pride in founding and organizing the Wiles Family reunions. Betty had a caring and loving heart, always willing to help anyone in need. She loved seeing her family laugh and will be remembered for her great sense of humor.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 3, 2023 at 2:00 pm at Ashelawn Memorial Chapel by Elder Lundy Finley and Rev. Lloyd Day. Burial will follow in Ashelawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 pm prior to the service at Ashelawn and also at the home Saturday and Sunday after 12:00 noon.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to New Bethel Baptist Church.
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