OBITUARY

Marjorie L. Richardson

July 18, 1924November 3, 2018
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Marjorie Evelyn Lester Richardson passed away November 3rd, 2018.

Born July 18, 1924, she was pre-deceased by parents Evan Tazwell Lester and Birdie Primrose Lester, Sister Velma Jean Lester, half-brother Fred Arthur Lester and half-sister Annie Lester Galbaugh, husband Hugh McClain Richardson Jr. and daughter Nancy Lester Richardson Summers. Survived by son Hugh (Bo) McClain Richardson III (Penny), grandchildren Richard Summers (Amy), New York City, Neal Edward Richardson, and Emily McClain Richardson of Nashville.

A native Nashvillian, she grew up on Acklen Avenue and was a 1942 graduate of West End High School. She attended Peabody College and married in 1949. Her children were born while living on Signal Mountain and the family returned to Nashville in 1963. She was a charter member of St. David’s Episcopal Church . Marge moved to Charlotte NC in the late 1980’s to be with daughter Nancy and her husband David Summers. She had many fond memories of her time and acquaintances in Charlotte. After returning to Nashville in 2002 she continued her passion of shopping estate and garage sales.. Her friends multiplied due to her magnetic personality. She spent her final years at Morningside of Belmont with additional help from Jodie Beneke and Adoration Hospice. The family is grateful for all the care she received.

Visitation will be at Woodlawn Roesch Patton Funeral Home on Thursday November 15th from 4 until 7 pm. Graveside service will be Friday November 16th at 11 am.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

  • FAMILY

  • Evan Tazwell Lester and Birdie Primrose Lester, Parents
  • Velma Jean Lester, Sister
  • Fred Arthur Lester, Half-brother
  • Annie Lester Galbaugh, Half-sister
  • Hugh McClain Richardson Jr., Husband
  • Nancy Lester Richardson Summers, Daughter
  • Hugh (Bo) (Penny) McClain Richardson III, Son
  • also survived by; grandchildren Richard Summers (Amy), New York City, Neal Edward Richardson, and Emily McClain Richardson of Nashville.
  • DONATIONS

  • Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

Services

  • Gathering of Family and Friends Thursday, November 15, 2018
  • Graveside Service Friday, November 16, 2018
REMEMBERING

Marjorie L. Richardson

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Melinda Smoak

November 17, 2018

I will remember Marge as a strong woman who was very supportive of her family.
I met Marge when she relocated to Charlotte to be able to give Nancy and her family ( David and Richard) the help they needed while dealing with Nancy’s illness.
I will keep Marge and her family in my prayers.
Melinda Smoak

KELLY G. FARMER

November 8, 2018

She was a pleasure & I enjoyed the time I spent with her. She was as happy to see me as I was her. I will never forget the day I walked in & she told me that I looked just like my Aunt Birdie. I thought WOW!!!
My grandmother used to tell me that all the time. How does she know I have a Aunt Birdie? Then she preceded to tell me about my grandmothers side of the family! I was blown away. I told this story to the elders of my family who were just as astonished as I was. The information was confirmed by my family but we cannot find anything on paper. She definitely had information that was correct! She knew my family in some way. Since that conversation I would greet her with "Hello, Cousin!" She would smile that sweet smile & her eyes would sparkle. She would always thank me for coming by. I always got a hug from her at the end of the visit. She was proud of her son & thankful for the way he cared for her. She was a true blessing in my life & one of the most amazing individual I ever had the privilege of knowing. it was a true honor to be her nurse. Love you cousin. I will surely miss you. I know heaven has welcomed you home. We will meet again!!!

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