OBITUARY

Annie LaVerne (Williams) Richard

March 8, 1931February 22, 2021
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Annie LaVerne Richard was born March 8,1931 in the Lively Community outside of Kemp, Texas to parents Arthur Jackson and Maude Lee (Harris) Williams and entered eternal rest on February 22, 2021 at the age of 89.

Annie attended school in the Styx Community where she loved playing basketball and volleyball. When the school had to close, she transferred to Kemp High School and graduated in 1948. She met the love of her life while in high school, T. C. Richard, but did not start dating until after they had graduated. They were both at a local rodeo, started talking and the rest is history. They married in June of 1950. She and T. C. were together so long ... that people would say they were "joined at the hip". She worked for Southwestern Bell for over 30 years and retired in 1986. She and T.C. moved back to the land where Annie had grown up, built a new home and enjoyed their retirement years together.

Annie loved to travel and family vacations were always fun. She loved Elvis Presley and even got to see him in person at Fair Park back in the 1950s when Elvis was just getting started in his career. She also visited Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee. She was one of his biggest fans. Annie was an avid reader and liked to work in her flower beds.

She was very dedicated to her family, soft spoken, slow to anger and willing to do anything for her family and friends. Holidays were always special to Annie and she especially loved the Harris Cousins Reunion held every year in the fall. Annie was a remarkable woman who will be missed tremendously by all who knew and loved her.

Annie was preceded in death by her parents; sister Velma "Sissie" Fowler and brother-in-law Pete Fowler.

She is survived by her loving husband of over 70 years T.C. Richard of Kemp; daughter Vickie Boggs of Rowlett; daughter Debra Hadaway and husband Tony of Kemp; granddaughter Alexa Boggs of Garland; numerous beloved cousins, extended family and many friends.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Tony Hadaway, Pallbearer
  • Lynn McDougald, Pallbearer
  • Randy Sears, Pallbearer
  • Mikel Payne, Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Service

    Thursday, February 25, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, February 26, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, February 26, 2021

Memories

Annie LaVerne (Williams) Richard

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Alana ford

February 25, 2021

Love yoou momma 💕

Debbie & Aaron Stuart

February 25, 2021

Ann was such a wonderful lady. We have fond memories of her going back to the days when Aaron reported to TC at Lone Star Gas. TC and Ann were devoted to each other and were a great example of a long-term, committed marriage. Our prayers go out to Debbie, Vicki, Alexa and Tony but especially to TC.

Martha Moore

February 25, 2021

When I think of Annie I think...kind, soft spoken, wisdom, gentle, strong, family. She loved her husband, daughters and granddaughter. She always made me feel part of the family. My love and prayers to Debbie, Vickie, Alexa and Tony.

Christine Castillo

February 25, 2021

Mrs . Richard was a sweet and kind person. I remember the day that Debbie invited me to have supper with her parents back in the 80's. Very kind family. Debbie and Vicki may the Peace of Christ comfort you during this difficult time. Love y'all always!!

Debbie Sheppard Komah

February 25, 2021

My prayers are with you, Ann was always so sweet and kind, she will be missed greatly.
All my love is with you.

Karen McDougald

February 25, 2021

Ann was a beautiful person inside and out. She always had a smile on her face. She was a loving soul and showed that everywhere by the love she had for her family and friends. She will be missed greatly. My thoughts and prayers are with all her family and friends in this difficult time.

Jonna Landrum

February 25, 2021

She was a sweet and beautiful soul. She was the best aunt anyone could have; I'm glad she was mine. My heart goes out to all of you for healing during this time.

Carolyn Garner

February 25, 2021

My heart goes out to all of you. Ann was such a sweet person. I pray God will give you peace and comfort during this trying time. God Bless!
Carolyn

Jean Ann Halbert Warner

February 24, 2021

Sweet sweet Annie. Her smile could chase away any clouds. She will be missed by many. Her memory will be a blessing.