Lois Emery Richardson

December 23, 1943 - October 14, 2015
Lois Emery Richardson

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Lois Emery Richardson passed away on October 14, 2015 at the age of 72. She was born in Akron, Ohio on December 23, 1943, the only child of Mr. and Mrs. George Emery. Her father preceded her in death. Her mother still resides in Akron. She completed all her schooling there and attended Akron University for two years. After college she worked as a secretary in the B F Goodrich plant in Akron.

She met and later married Joseph L Richardson, a career Army officer, on September 28, 1968.She began her married life with devotion to family and full support of her husband’s career. She embraced each new reassignment with a positive attitude and quickly learned how to get reestablished at each new post. The family enjoyed stateside assignments at Forts Story, Stewart, Leavenworth, McClellan and Eustis. The most enjoyable overseas posting was to Sydney, Australia.

They had one child, daughter Deborah, who married Mr. Lee Fahringer. They have two wonderful grandchildren, Jonathan and Caroline. Lois enjoyed the times she shared with all of them.

After retirement Joe and Lois settled down in Williamsburg and called it home for almost

30 years. Lois worked for a time at the Kingsmill Realty Sales Office as a part time secretary. She was a member of the Kingsmill Women’s Social Club and was active in the Bible Study group.

Memorial services will be held Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at Bucktrout Funeral Home, 4124 Ironbound Rd. Williamsburg, VA 23188 at 11am; where a reception will follow. Interment is private. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the American Diabetes Association, P 0 Box 1834, Merrifield, VA 22116 or the local Salvation Army, 151 Kristiansand Dr, Ste 109, Williamsburg VA 23188.


Tuesday, October 20, 2015
12:00 AM

Bucktrout Funeral Home - Directions
4124 Ironbound Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188

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  • October 14, 2015
    George Cook says:
    My condolences to you and your family Jobie on the loss of Lois from this life. Bless you, your care for her was extraordinary, loving and tender . You are very special my friend. Rest in peace Lois. George

  • October 15, 2015
    Daniel and Marilyn Rockmore says:
    We are so sorry to learn of Lois' passing. We remember many happy times getting together with you and Lois in Williamsburg, Joe - she was such a sweet and kind person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

  • October 15, 2015
    Kathy Gibbs says:
    You are in our prayers. I pray for your comfort and peace during this difficult loss. I only had a couple of times to enjoy Mrs. Richardson's company but always found her so sweet and kind. Her warmth and love live on in her beautiful daughter and grandchildren. Debbie is such a good friend. I'm sure she learned a lot about that from such a wonderful mother.

  • October 17, 2015
    Barbara Smith says:
    Joe, I am so sorry to hear of Lois's passing. She was a sweet lady and a kind friend for many years. My prayers are with you and Debbie and family. I am unable to attend on Tuesday, but you will be in my thoughts all day. Bob adds his sympathy as well. Barbara and Bob Smith

  • October 20, 2015
    Jerry & Jean Rogers says:
    So thankful for the many years that I was blessed by knowing her, and being her hair stylist. I will miss her radiant smile and laughter. Thank God for the opportunity of placing her in my life. Jean E. Rogers