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Robert Earl Richardson

Services for Robert Earl Richardson of Brookhaven are 2 p.m.,Saturday, June 26, at Bethel A.M.E. Church with burial in CarverHeights Cemetery.

Visitation is Friday from noon to 6 p.m., at Williams Mortuaryand there will be a family hour on Saturday from 1-2 p.m. at thechurch.

Mr. Richardson, 59, died June 20, 2004, at his residence. He wasborn in Lincoln County on Aug. 23, 1945, to Bishop Richardson Sr.and Gladys Smith Richardson.

He was retired.

Preceding him in death were his parents; two sisters, Anna RuthDavis and Jean Richardson; and his brothers, Bishop Richardson Jr.,Paul Richardson and Isaiah Richardson.

Survivors are his daughters, Gladys Richardson of Seattle,Wash., Nicole Farfara of Las Vegas, Nev., JoAnna Bennett andFelicia Hayes of Monticello, and Trina Newman, Rotunda RichardsonMontgomery and Kizzy Richardson McInnis, all of Gulfport; his sons,Patrick Richardson and Morris Richardson, both of Seattle, RobertEarl Richardson Jr. of Waterloo, Iowa, and Leon Hayes and LamontHayes, both of Gulfport; two sisters, Alma Barrette of San Diego,Calif., and Hazel Burks and her husband, Daniell, of Southfield,Mich.; 23 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a host ofnieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.