Frances Richardson, wife of SBTC DR director, dies

PARADISE—Frances Elizabeth Lamb Richardson, 62, of Paradise, Texas, wife of Jim Richardson, Director of Disaster Relief for the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention, died Oct. 5, after a battle with glioblastoma brain cancer.

Frances, a native of Norton, Va., graduated from Washington Irving High School in Clarksburg, W.Va. She earned an undergraduate degree at Carson-Newman University in Jefferson City, Tenn., and a Master of Arts in education from Columbus State University in Columbus, Ga. Jim and Frances were married at Beallwood Baptist Church in Columbus, Ga., on Feb. 22, 1975.

Frances was devoted to family, community and church. She taught elementary and special education students in Tennessee, Georgia and Texas and volunteered with the Wise Regional Health System auxiliary at the Bridgeport and Decatur campuses. Frances was a past president of the Rotary Club of Decatur and a former board member of the Wise Choices Pregnancy Resource Center. She also owned and operated Ray of Sunshine Sitting Service of Wise and Northwest Tarrant Counties, LLC, an in-home care provider, and was a member of Faith Community Church of Paradise.

Frances is survived by her husband, three children and their spouses and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert E. and Frances B. Lamb, and by a son, James Robert Richardson, stillborn on Mother’s Day, 1982.

Memorial services for Frances will be held at the following locations and times:

Faith Community Church
2228 B West Hwy. 114
Paradise, TX  76073
Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014
1:00 p.m.

Beallwood Baptist Church                           
4519 Hamilton Road
Columbus, GA  31904
Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014
1:00 p.m.

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