OBITUARY

Jonnie Maxine Richmond

May 15, 1940June 10, 2018
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Jonnie Maxine Richmond, 78, of Fort Smith, passed from this life June 10, 2018 in Fort Smith. She was born May 15, 1940, in Alma, to the late Clarence and Lena Wright Vanderheiden. Jonnie had worked in the office at C. Bean Transport and was a member of Massard Missionary Baptist Church. She was a devoted mother and grandmother who loved her family deeply.

She is survived by her daughter, Sherri Fulton and her husband Eddie of Fort Smith; her sister, Peggy White and her husband James of Everett, Washington; as well as her grandson, Aaron Fulton. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Billy Lee Vanderheiden.

Funeral services will be 11:00am Wednesday, June 13, 2018 in Edwards Funeral Home Chapel, with visitation being from 10:00 to 11:00am prior to the service. Burial will follow the service at Gracelawn Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home.

To sign an online guestbook, visit www.edwardsfuneralhome.com

  • FAMILY

  • Sherri Fulton and her husband Eddie, Daughter
  • Aaron Fulton, Grandson
  • Lena Marie Wright Vanderheiden, Mother
  • Clarence J. Vanderheiden, Father
  • Peggy White and her husband James, Sister
  • Billy Lee Vanderheiden, Brother

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, June 13, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, June 13, 2018
REMEMBERING

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BOBBIE SCHUTZ

June 13, 2018

JONNIE AND I WERE COUSINS OUR MOTHERS WERE SISTERS (HILDA AND MARIE) I HAVE FOND MEMORIES OF HER WHEN WE WERE TEENS.
WE WENT TO LITTLE ROCK ONE NIGHT TO A RADIO STATION (BAREFOOT). SHE WAS SO THOUGHTFUL AT MY MOTHERS FUNERAL, THE ONLY TWO TIMES I WAS BLESSED TO BE WITH HER. NOW SHE IS WITH OUR FAMILIES IN PARADISE. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH HER FAMILY. WITH LOVE, BOBBIE SCHUTZ

Debbie Morris

June 13, 2018

Sherry - I am so very sorry for your loss of your mom. You were so good to her. We ran into each other all the time - always shopping! Amazing we have kept in touch -- from the time at the ballpark when Eddie was coaching Mike until now. That has been over 30 years or so. Just know that I am praying for you & Eddie during this time.

Peggy White

June 12, 2018

"Mack", my only sister went to be with our parents, only brother, Bill and my daughter, Lisa in Heaven where she was welcomed with open arms.
She will be missed by all who knew her especially Sherri, Eddie , Aaron, Mary, Michael, James and myself.
She was a wonderful sister and loved by all who came in contact with her.
Rest in Peace, my baby sister and last remaining sibling.
Till we meet again
"LU"

Rose Marie Owings

June 12, 2018

Dear Sherri & Family, Peggy & Family,
The pictures bring back so many memories. One early memory is of Maxine, Peggy, Aunt Marie & my Mom when y’all were together no one could get a word in edgewise! Was always so funny. I was an 8 year old child then & I looked up to you teen aged girls back then! So glad I found Peggy online about 20 years ago so we could reconnect. Our hearts are heavy but we know where Maxine is; in our Saviour’s arms. Our prayers are with you all.
Love to my dear cousins,
Rosey & John Owings

John D Kizer

June 12, 2018

Sherri, so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. Worked with Jonnie for over 10 years @ Mid-America but knew her and your Dad before they were married. She was a wonderful lady and a pleasure to work with and was a dear friend. I know you will see her on another day and she is today with the Lord in spirit. May God`s grace and love be with you and your family. John & Treva Kizer

Birnie Harper

June 12, 2018

What a great picture of a great lady. I remember her so well.

I wish you all peace.

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Biography

Jonnie Maxine Richmond, 78, of Fort Smith, passed from this life June 10, 2018 in Fort Smith. She was born May 15, 1940, in Alma, to the late Clarence and Lena Wright Vanderheiden. Jonnie had worked in the office at C. Bean Transport and was a member of Massard Missionary Baptist Church. She was a devoted mother and grandmother who loved her family deeply.

She is survived by her daughter, Sherri Fulton and her husband Eddie of Fort Smith; her sister, Peggy White and her husband James of Everett, Washington; as well as her grandson, Aaron Fulton. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Billy Lee Vanderheiden.

Funeral services will be 11:00am Wednesday, June 13, 2018 in Edwards Funeral Home Chapel, with visitation being from 10:00 to 11:00am prior to the service. Burial will follow the service at Gracelawn Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home.

To sign an online guestbook, visit www.edwardsfuneralhome.com