OBITUARY

Addie Ruth Richards

March 24, 1942November 11, 2020
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Funeral Service on November 24, 2020 at 12:30 P.M. Fort Lincoln Funeral Home - Brentwood, MD

Addie Ruth Richards was a gifted woman who was kind-hearted and had more concern for others than herself. She was anointed with the spirit of service and had an impact on everyone she encountered. She would surprise you with her infamous pies, encourage you when you needed it the most and show up front & center with a smile adorning you with support. Her actions truly represented the godly woman she carried herself to be and her light will continue to illuminate her legacy.

Addie transitioned to her Heavenly Father on November 11, 2020 at the age of 78. She was born on March 24, 1942 to Phillip Glymph Sr. and Rebecca Douglas Glymph in Pomaria, South Carolina. Her father was a World War II veteran, and a Deacon at Fellowship Baptist Church. Her mother, a Deaconess, nurtured her love for God as a small child. Addie would faithfully attend Sunday school and sing in the choir. In 1959 she graduated Newberry High School and moved to Paterson, NJ. Shortly after, she met her late husband, Julian Rainey Richards. Julian and his charismatic ways swept Addie off her feet and they fell deeply in love. The two of them created the Richards legacy: daughter Valerie Richards Kea, sons Michael Jay Richards, Anthony Jerome Richards, Clifford Richards and daughter Beverly Richards Thomas.

While living in New Jersey, Addie was an active member and served under the leadership of Pastor Raymond Timms at Faith Chapel Reform Church in Paterson, NJ. She worked compassionately serving her patients for 43 years at Bergen Regional Hospital in Paramus, NJ.

Addie is survived by her sisters; Malissa Rogers (McKiver-deceased) of Bowie, MD and Gearline Thomas (David) of Blair, SC; daughter Valerie Richards Kea of Greenville, NC; three sons, Michael Jay Richards (Yeatie) of Crofton, MD, Anthony Jerome Richards (Fidelia) of Savannah, GA and Clifford Richards of Washington, D.C.; daughter Beverly Richards Thomas (James) of Bowie, MD and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Julian R. Richards and brother Phillip Glymph Jr.

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Ashley Herring

November 24, 2020

My prayers are with my brother Quan and the Richards family. He used to always take me with him to see his grandmother when she lived in Paterson . She was such a kind hearted woman. Everytime I would see her , she was always smiling or laughing. You will be missed dearly. - With Love from The Herring Family

Taquena Ogunlana

November 24, 2020

You will always be missed and loved I remember when you use to live on Lyons Street in paterson. May God bless you and be keep you .

Love the Herring-Ogunlana family

Janet Neufville

November 24, 2020

Mrs. Richards was a beautiful woman inside and out. She was a woman of honor and dignity. Her and I shared some very special moments together.
The memories I have of her will always be in my heart ❤.
May God give you all comfort, peace and most of all love.

Cynthia Kea

November 22, 2020

I met Mrs.Richards thru my sister in love Valerie kea during my times we have accompanied each other she showed me nothing but love and kind spirits. She was a very sweet soft spoken lady may she continue to let her light shine upstairs with our king.

Cassandra Blue

November 22, 2020

The sweetest woman I know. May the blessings of God be on her as she sleeps!!!

Fidelia De Araujo Barbara Richards

November 22, 2020

My thoughts and prayers to my husband Anthony, family members, and friends. May God comfort the hearts of sons and daughters, and grandchildren of Addie and be sure that one day everyone will be together again.

David Jefferies

November 22, 2020

Memory of Mrs Richardson she was like a second mom to me I stay at her house all the time she will be missed

Cynthia Bantum

November 21, 2020

Our dear sweet Anthony , We didn’t have the chance to know your mother, but I know she must have been someone special to have raised a great son like you. we know it’s hard saying goodbye. Our hearts goes out to you and your family right now, stay in courage. with love, Kevin Cynthia and Jeremy ,God bless ❤️💐🙏🏾

Anthony Mix

November 21, 2020

Mrs Richard's was definitely a pillar in the neighborhood always had her door open for me her food was delicious and she always made sure I was good in her house .she was like a second Mom to the Richard's Family I give my true condolences we lost a real one Peace ❤

Dwuna Duty Richards

November 21, 2020

May the fond memories of your mother remain in your heart. My sincere love and condolences to the Richards’ family.


Dwuna ❤️

FROM THE FAMILY

This is where it all began. Daddy and Mommy's wedding day

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Mommy's high school yearbook photo - 1959

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Sisters, they've always been by each other's side

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Mommy's firstborn

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Mom and Uncle Hook. Such a cool dude in Newberry, SC.

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