McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe

204 South Main Street, Monroe, NC


Billy Keith Richardson

October 20, 1932September 11, 2020

Billy Keith Richardson entered into Glory on September 11, 2020. He was born in Union County on October 20th, 1932. He was married in 1952 to the love of his life, the late Jerri Helms Richardson. He was the son of the late Henry Richardson and Jean Melton Richardson. He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Jerri Richardson, two sisters, Betty Estridge and her husband, Charles Estridge, Mary Neal Richardson and one brother, Raeford Richardson. After serving in the 82nd Airborne Division of the Army, Mr. Richardson retired from 32 years of service at ATI in Monroe. He was a member of West Monroe Baptist Church for over 25 years. He enjoyed being outside, fishing and spending time with his family by the pool. He is survived by his daughters, Patricia Robinson (Doug) and Pamela Rorie (Dennis); four granddaughters, Crystal Melton (Chris), Heather Honeycutt (Scott), Amanda Rorie and Tiffani Cunningham (Justin); six great-grandchildren, Mallory and Liza Jayne Melton, Aaden and Bryce Honeycutt and Henley Grace and Kannon Cunningham; one niece, Nancy Broome and her family, Scott Broome (Mika), Meredith Nash (Byron) and families; two sisters-in-law, Betty Gordon and Mollie Fox and a host of other nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe. The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm until 2:45 pm on Monday September 14 with the service to follow in the McEwen Chapel at 3:00 pm. A graveside with full Military Honors will be held after the service at Lakeland Memorial Park. McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe is serving the Richardson Family. The family requests due to COVID restrictions, friends offer their condolences at the funeral services on Monday. The family would like to thank Dr. Michael Camp and his staff at Dove Internal Medicine, Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute, Dr. Amirasi of the V.A. Hospital and Hospice of Union County for their care, kindness and compassion. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice of Union County, 700 W. Roosevelt Blvd, Monroe, NC 28110.


  • Visitation

    Monday, September 14, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, September 14, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Monday, September 14, 2020


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Cindy Derrick-Dellinger

September 15, 2020

My parents Hobo & Shirley used to hang out with Billy Keith & his wife. Lots of great memories at Liberty Hill, Moose Lodge & the VFW. So sorry for your loss.

Mike McRorie

September 14, 2020

Worked with Billy Keith for years at Allvac. Things you knew right away was his love for his wife, and then the pride in his children. And the stories he could tell! Peace and prayers to the family.

Mitchell Tyson

September 14, 2020

I worked at ATI many years with Bill. If you wanted to know what was going on in the company, you'd ask Bill. Bill did a lot of work for people out side work. He was a good carpenter and brick mason. He always had several large bills in his billfold, "piddling money" he called it. Bill and his crew were good at furnace maintenance and other jobs they did. After vacation shutdown jobs were finished, his crew usually had a cookout. Bill was always a pleasure to be around. He took seriously doing a good job.

Etta Helms

September 14, 2020

I worked with Jerri for many years and she talked about her loving husband a lot. He was so good to her. So I know he will be missed. So sorry. Keeping the family in my prayers

Tammy Ashley

September 12, 2020

I grew up with Pam, and spent a lot of time at the Richardson home. He was a loved man by his family, and I know he will be missed dearly. But I know he is rejoicing in heaven and for that we should be happy for him. May God comfort his family and wrap his arms around them.

Kathy Hasty

September 12, 2020

I'll always remember Mr. Richardson hanging the beadboard in our bathroom. He was such a pleasure to be around, and so funny. I'm happy to have a reminder of such a sweet man in my home. He was also so generous in sharing his pool with our kids when they were little. Such good memories. Prayers for his family for comfort during this difficult time.


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