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Janet Smith Richardson

The funeral service for Ms. Janet Smith Richardson will be at 3 p.m., Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, at Riverwood Family in Brookhaven, Mississippi, with interment at Riverwood Memorial Park. Visitation is from 5 until 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, at Riverwood and will resume at 2 p.m. Friday before the service.

Ms. Richardson, 82, of Brookhaven, passed away Nov. 17, 2019, at her residence. She was born in Brookhaven Nov. 26, 1936 to her parents, Joseph Benjo Smith and Mildred Mullins Smith. She was an educator and retired in that profession. Ms. Richardson enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

She was a member of Woodmen of the World as well as LLL and 50 Plus clubs. She lived life to the fullest and very passionate about educating and pouring into her student’s lives.

Even after her retirement she regularly ran into her former students and enjoyed hearing about their lives and families. She also enjoyed going to breakfast and playing games with her friends.

She had two fur babies she loved, Tilly and Bob.

Ms. Richardson is preceded in death by her parents and her son-in-law, Scott Zavaglia.

Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Chet A. Richardson and wife, Sandra, Cheryl Richardson Estes and husband, Bryan, and Christie Richardson Zavaglia. She is also survived by her seven grandchildren, Chae A. Richardson, Ashlee Nicole Richardson Phillips (Brian), Cai Andrew Richardson (Samantha), Clayton Alan Richardson, Scoti Lauren Estes Daigle (Brandon), Mister Bryan Estes (Breanne Michelle) and Sophie Ann Smith Zavaglia (Haden); and seven great-grandchildren, Brady Richardson, Brooke Richardson, Colt Daigle, Scout Daigle, Huck Daigle, Nash Estes, Morris Zavaglia Smith along with other loving family members and friends.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 1106, Brookhaven, MS 39601.

Condolences and other information are available online at www.riverwoodfamily.com.