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Hixson-Snider Funeral Home

205 E. Harrison St., DeQuincy, LA

OBITUARY

Walter Sanford Richards

August 28, 1949December 30, 2019

Walter Sanford Richards, 70, left this life and entered into his eternal reward Monday, December 30, 2019.

He was a native of Southwest Louisiana and a Minister of the Gospel. Walter was proud to serve his country as a Veteran of the United States Army. Hss passions were people and home Bible Studies. Walter found great joy in outreach ministry. Family was always important to him; one of the last messages he preached was on Family. He also enjoyed fishing and attempting golf with his sons.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 49 years, Katherine Robinson Richards, of Vinton; four children, Katrina Richards Mills and husband John "TJ" Mills of West Virginia, Alison Richards Foster and husband Jeremy of Kinder, Scott Richards of Lake Charles and John Richards of Vinton; five grandchildren, Brett Dulin, Jordan Loria, Elijah Foster, Hannah Foster and Chloe` Richards; sister Doris Alexander of Dequincy; and brother, Bill Richards of Lake Charles.

He is preceded in death by his parents, William Warren Richards and Mattie Stephens Richards; five siblings, Betty Richards, Sam Richards, Joanne Covert, Judy Richards and Bobby Ray Richards.

A Celebration of his life will be held 11AM, Saturday, January 4, 2020 at Breath of Life Ministries, 3700 Proctor St, Port Arthur, TX. Burial will follow at 2:30PM in Big Woods Cemetery of Edgerly, LA. Visitation will be held at the church 6 - 9PM, Friday, January 3, 2020 and resume Saturday, 10:30 until time of service. Words of comfort and memories may be shared with the family at www.hixsonsnider.com.

Williams Florist 409-962-4489 located in Groves, Texas will deliver to the church.

  • FAMILY

  • Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 49 years, Katherine Robinson Richards, of Vinton; four children, Katrina Richards Mills and husband John "TJ" Mills of West Virginia, Alison Richards Foster and husband Jeremy of Kinder, Scott Richards of Lake Charles and John Richards of Vinton; five grandchildren, Brett Dulin, Jordan Loria, Elijah Foster, Hannah Foster and Chloe` Richards; sister Doris Alexander of Dequincy; and brother, Bill Richards of Lake Charles.


    He is preceded in death by his parents, William Warren Richards and Mattie Stephens Richards; five siblings, Betty Richards, Sam Richards, Joanne Covert, Judy Richards and Bobby Ray Richards.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, January 3, 2020
  • Visitation Resumes Saturday, January 4, 2020
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, January 4, 2020

Memories

Walter Sanford Richards

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Justin Schlabach

January 4, 2020

I want to say,
I thank Jesus for letting me get to meet Elder Richards, putting him in my life!
His humor, powerful testimonies he saw and shared with us,
His passion for Jesus, winning souls, and powerful praying, will not be forgotten. .
He shared memories of all night prayer meetings also that will not be forgotten...
He spoke into my life, Things I needed to hear!
I thank Jesus for Elder Richards..
I thank Jesus for you Sister Richards..
and all His family that is still living.
Love you all..
Praying for you all..

Courtney Nguyen

January 4, 2020

You taught my family SO much about the a Bible and Jesus. You loved my boy like your own. You’re kind and we always chatted when I made your coffee, 2 espresso shots added! I’m so THANKFUL you got to see my daughter get dedicated. We love and will miss you for ever 💔

Spring Harvey

January 2, 2020

I am at a loss for words. What a mighty spirit Bro. Richards had. I have so many wonderful beautiful memories of him preaching, baptizing me and me receiving the Holy Spirit under his leadership. I will forever cherish these sweet and precious memories. Making peanut brittle in the lil red church.

I count my blessings for having known Bro Richards and his sweet family. Allot of fond memories.

May God keep you all wrapped in his precious arms at this time. May God give Sis. Richards peace knowing he is with the One he always longed to be with, his Savior. He has now entered into the Kingdom of God, forever free of pain and worry, forever seeing the face of our Lord and Savior.

This isn’t goodbye-this is until I see you again.

Thank You Bro Richards.

Spring Flowers Harvey

Allen and Sadie Sigler

January 2, 2020

Longtime friend, Allen and Walter (Red) as we all knew him, played together as kids. Allen said you never know where you would see Red. Allen was working around Dallas several years ago and was going to look Red up. Well didn't have to look very far, because him (Allen) and Rodney stopped at a McDonald's for short break before they started their mission to find Red. Didn't have to look any longer because he was at the McDonald's. Lol RIP our friend & Thank you for your service

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY