James Richardson affectionately known as “Jimmy” was born on May 20, 1946 to the late William and Marie Richardson. He was a lifetime resident of Akron, Ohio who accepted Jesus Christ at an early age at Greater Peace Baptist Church. He met and married Barbara Richardson for 56 years and to this union three children were born.
He attended Akron Public Schools and graduated from South High school. He was a Vietnam veteran and a member of New Hope Baptist Church. He was a dedicated patriarch of the family who uplifted and mentored his children and grandchildren. Jimmy was committed to blessing his children and grandchildren while emulating a strong work ethic. He was employed at Rockwell International 16 years, Atlantic Foundry 5 years, Chamberal 10 years, and most recently 20 years of service with Cleveland Clinic Akron.
Jimmy looked forward to traveling with family on road trips and annual cruises. He thoroughly enjoyed cooking his specialties of delicious barbeques and fried turkeys. At family gatherings he often shared historical facts and tidbits while watching sports.
Preceded in death by parents William and Marie Richardson. Daughter, Charlotte Richardson. Brothers A.D. Richardson, William Lee and Verdie (Barbara) Richardson. Sister Lula Mae Houston. Brothers and sister in law, Thomas “Tommy” Morris, and Gwendolyn (Donald) Green.
He leaves to cherish his memories his wife Barbara Richardson, son Anthony Richardson, and daughter Sheila Richardson. Grandchildren, Dierre Richardson, Chakia Richardson, DeWayne Richardson, Edroy McCormick, John Nesby, Charletta Richardson, and 8 great grandchildren.
Siblings Denise (Emmit) Mathis, Celeste (Gregory) Williams. Sister in law Tivoli Smith and Willie Mae Richardson. Brothers in law, James and Jeffrey Morris and a host of nieces and nephews.
Services will be live streamed at rhodenmemorialhome.com
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of JAMES E. RICHARDSON, please visit our floral store.