March 1, 1924 – September 5, 2020
Pauline “Polly” Gunnin Richardson, 96, passed away peacefully in her home, surrounded by her four children, on September 5, 2020. Pauline Irene was born to the late Annie and Thomas Gunnin in Hackleburg, Alabama.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 59 ½ years, William Bert Richardson, Sr. They spent most of their life together in Deering, Missouri, before moving to Mississippi.
She is survived by her beloved children, William Bert Richardson, Jr. and his wife, Christy, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Sondra Booker and her husband Rocky, of Holland, Missouri, Karen Ashker and her late fiancé Joseph Dotson, of Ridgeland, Mississippi, and Willard Richardson, of Ridgeland, Mississippi, as well as an amazing legacy of 6 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. She cherished the rare experience of making memories as the matriarch of 5 generations.
Although she loved flowers and gardening, the family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts be made to support the Pauline Irene Richardson Undergraduate Scholarship at the LSU College of Agriculture. Gifts may be made online at: lsufoundation.org/PaulineRichardson.