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Truella Ann Richardson


Truella Ann Richardson, 79, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 in Ennis, Texas, after fulfilling 2 Timothy 4:7, which says, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” Ann called this verse her testimony. Ann was born on March 18, 1939 in Moran, Texas to Frank Platt and Myrtle Emeline Burge Platt. She grew up in the Albany, Texas area, and lived with her beloved aunt and uncle, Alton and Mary Burge for a great deal of her childhood. She married the love of her life, Paul Edward Richardson, Sr., at age 17 on November 2, 1956 in Dallas, Texas, where they made their home. After their marriage, she worked for Texas Instruments for a time, until she chose to stay home and raise the two children she and Paul had, Paul Edward Richardson, Jr., and Pastor Mark Wayne Richardson. The family moved to Palmer, Texas, in March, 1974. Ann was a homemaker for many years and was well known for being a great cook! She made the best homemade peanut brittle ever, and her pecan pies, chicken and dumplings, and meatloaf were often requested by and “fought” over by friends and family. She worked as the Assistant Administrator at Ferris Nursing Care for many years, after the death of her husband, Paul. In 2005, she moved to the Bardwell, Texas area, where she lived out her retirement years. During this time, she attended several years of Bible college. Her family was her life and she loved to get in the floor and play with her grandkids and great grandkids. She loved to drink coffee, cook for, and visit with family and friends. She was a mighty prayer warrior and was honored to be asked to be an intercessor for her Pastor, Cord Blankenship. She was a member of Refiner’s Fire Church in Ennis, Texas for over twenty years. She loved to raise flowers and trees, and loved collecting rocks from her travels or the travels of friends and family. She traveled to the Holy Land twice, to Africa on a mission trip once, and to Hawaii three times to visit Paul and Lalet. She could be found either looking for rocks or climbing rocks wherever she went. Ann is survived by her sons, Paul E. Richardson, Jr. and his wife, Clarita (Lalet), of Pflugerville, and Pastor Mark W. Richardson and his wife, Virginia (Ginger) of Ennis. She is survived by brother, Johnny Gracy, sisters Jerrylene Joy Beckleheimer and husband Glenn, and Belinda Mae Billings and husband Rich. Ann was nearly grown when Belinda was born, and she often thought of Belinda like a daughter. Ann is also survived by three granddaughters, Angela Dawn Richardson, Erica Marie Richardson, Rebekah Von Bibb and husband, Steve, and one grandson, Jacob Paul Richardson and his wife, Melissa. Ann is also survived by seven great grandsons, whom she cherished: Camron James Alexander, Michael Lukas Bibb, Desmond Cain Green, Jaiden Mark Bibb, Daniel Jacob Richardson, Joshua Kyle Bibb, Matthew Aaron Bibb, and a multitude of nieces and nephews. Ann was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Paul, and her brother James Alton Burge. Visitation was held Thursday, August 30, 2018 at J.E. Keever Mortuary from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The celebration of Ann’s wonderful life was held on Friday, August 31, 2018 at J.E. Keever Mortuary at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Elm Branch Cemetery in Bardwell, Texas. Pallbearers will be: Jacob Richardson, Steve Bibb, David Davis, Pastor Paul Nekuza, Ronnie Brewer and Troy Foreman. In lieu of flowers, Ann’s life may be honored by making a donation to the Refiner’s Fire Mission or to the Bible College in Zimbabwe, Africa through the church’s website at www.refinersfire.org.

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