Roberta Bertie Mae Staples Richardson


Roberta (Bertie) Mae Staples Richardson was born July 19, 1929 in Memphis, Tenn.
She was the youngest child of the late Oscar and Maxine (Key) Staples.
She departed this life at the age of 89 at the Hicks Golden Years
Nursing Home on May 8, 2019 after a prolonged illness.
She was preceded in death by a brother-Buster Staples; a sister-
Jacqueline Richardson; and her husband-Walter Rolf Richardson.
She was united in marriage to Walter Rolf Richardson on September
23, 1947. They were married for 40 years until Rolf's untimely death
on June 14, 1988.
To this union four sons survive-Danny and his wife, Patricia, Larry and his wife Karen, Richard and his wife Virginia, and Norman and his wife Jonesta.
Also surviving are her grandchildren-Wyndee Pushell, Stuart Richardson, Stephen Richardson, Todd Richardson, Heather Troutman, Hope Burchett, April Hatcher, Ashely Richardson, Mary Frances Richardson, and Lucas Richardson. She also felt very blessed to have 13 great-grandchildren.
She was a loving, talented Christian mother, grandmother, and
devoted wife. "I just love talking to people," she would often say.
She truly loved Christian music and Rock and Roll music.
In her younger years, she loved growing flowers, writing poetry, and sketching landscapes of days-gone-by.
She will be missed by family, friends and all who knew her.
Funeral services were held Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Keith McKim officiating. Burial was in the Elk Spring Cemetery.
Hicks-Vaughn Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Published on May 14, 2019
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