Lola Richardson was born in Maxwell, Oklahoma to Lenora Elizabeth Bowers Dearmore and Charles Welborn Dearmore on March 13, 1930. She was the youngest of five children. She lived and went to school in the Oklahoma City, Edmond area. Her mother died when she was eight years old so, she was cared for by three older brothers and her married sister. Her brothers went off to war, her father remarried, retired and moved to Missouri. It was there that she met and "set her cap for" that "cute Richardson boy" home from college.
She married Glen Earl Richardson on August 2, 1947. She was happy to be part of the close-knit Richardson family and came to greatly appreciate the help and support of her mother-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Family was always her first priority. Her husband was head of the household, but she was always an equal partner and disciplinarian. She stayed at home to "raise her children right." Being raised right meant understanding and actively living the Christian values of "do unto others as you would have them do unto you."
She was an active member of Trinity Baptist Church, Vinita, Oklahoma serving as Womens Missionary Union president and Girls Auxiliary leader for many years. She organized and taught Vacation Bible School and Sunday school. She sang in the choir and other special vocal presentations. She continued her Christian service at Shiloh Baptist Church after moving to Muskogee in 1962.
When her children were all in school, she decided to join the work force and found her calling as the White Cross secretary at Bacone College, where she worked for thirty years. She viewed her job as Christian service and enjoyed helping the students and faculty.
With advancing age and decreased mobility, she retired from Bacone and moved her church fellowship to Keefton Trinity Baptist Church. She greatly enjoyed the fellowship of her Sunday school class. After a gradual decline in her health and mobility, she went peacefully to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on August 5, 2017.
Lola is survived by three children: Lenora Rigsby, Dale Richardson, and Elizabeth Scoggins; seven grandchildren: Jim Scoggins, David Richardson, Paul Scoggins, Danny Richardson, Kyle Richardson, Jennifer Richardson and Kristen Hicks; six great-grandchildren: Brent Scoggins, Amanda Richardson, Ellory and Kaitlyn Scoggins, Katy and Madeline Richardson.
Friends may send condolences to the family at www.bradleyfuneralservice.com.
Published on August 7, 2017