R.S. “Pops, Grandad, Little Daddy” Richardson, Sr., passed away February 18, 2018 at the age of 83 after a long life of loving his family, friends and community. R.S. was born October 5, 1934 in Indianola, MS. and had lived in Canton, Ohio since 1956. He is preceded in death by his loving beautiful wife Katie Bell Richardson; daughter, Lena Mae Powell; grandson, Terrence “T-Rich” Richardson; father, Zach Richardson; mother, Ethel Smith; brothers, Cleo Smith, Anderson Smith, Patrick Smith, Jesse Smith; sisters, Ruby McNeal, Mary Davis, Luemma Pearson, Pet Smith; sisters-in-law, Viola Smith, Honey Smith; brothers-in-law, Jimmy Jackson, George Davis; mother-in-law, Azalene Spivery; father-in-law, Henry Spivery; granddaughter, Carley Powell. He leaves to cherish his loving memory his children: Lonnie (Annette) Richardson, Henry L. Richardson,
R.S. (Yvette) Richardson, Jr.; daughters, Azalene Moore, Charlene Moore, Rosa Richardson; grandchildren, Merrica Richardson, Tanya Richardson, Lonnie Richardson, Travis Richardson, Kelvin Moore, Cynthia (Kevin) Bass, Cassandra (Jerry) Wallace, Patricia Moore, Michael (Artavia) Moore, Sheila Moore, Shon (Keva) Moore, Nyree Moore, Jackie Powell, Donna Powell, Lonnie BJ Richardson, Jr., Che Richardson, Sharde Richardson, Donnella Richardson, R.S. “Jr.” Richardson, (special grandchildren) Linda Powell, Timothy Powell, Jeff Richardson, Sr., Cheryl Moore (77) great-grandchildren; (special great-grandchildren, DeShawn Richardson and Jeffery Richardson, Jr.; brothers, C.L. (Martha) Richardson of St. Louis, J.B. Smith of Canton; sister, Ethel Jackson, of St. Louis; sister-in-law, Barbara Smith of Canton and Lillie Smith of St. Louis; special friends, Marie Daniels, John Thompson, Huey Daniels as well as a host of great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends, the City Hope Church family and the 15th Street Store staff.