Earlena Kay Richardson, age 74, lifelong New Haven resident passed on this life, January 15, 2022 in Ferrell Hospital, Eldorado, IL. Kay as most knew her was born in New Haven on March 1, 1947 to the late Earl & Ruby (Simmons) Harris. She graduated from New Haven Grade School and Ridgway High School. On April 10, 1965 she married her soulmate, Jim Richardson who survives.
Kay was always a hard worker, she had worked for the grocery stores in New Haven for many years, ran a restaurant in New Haven, and before retiring worked many years for Coleman Tri County Services. She loved the Lord as it showed in her daily life. She had been active in many churches throughout the area over the years but recently was a member of the Roads church in Norris City. She loved cooking, flowers, socializing with people but mostly her family. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend and will be missed.
Kay is survived by her husband of almost 57 years Jim Richardson of New Haven, Sons, Kevin (Tina) Richardson, Scott (Evelyn) Richardson, and daughter, Rhonda (Lyndel) Chapman. Grandchildren, Allie, Allen, Chris and Troy along with 9 great grandchildren. She is also survived by a brother Gilbert (Pat) Harris and a sister, Lura Harris. She is preceded in death by her beloved grandchildren, Brittany and C.J. Richardson and 2 brothers, Dale and Martin Harris.
Visitation for Kay will be on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at the Roads church in Norris City from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Her funeral service will immediately follow at the church at 1:00 PM with Rev. Chad Everett officiating. She will then be laid to rest in Union Ridge Cemetery near New Haven.
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