Gilbert Robert Richardson Sr.February 7, 1938 ~ June 11, 2017 (age 79)
Mr. Gilbert Robert Richardson Sr. passed away Sunday, June 11, 2017 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home following a period of illness. He was born to the late George R. And Ola B. Richardson in Winston-Salem, NC on February 7, 1938. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Florence G. Richardson and a son, Gilbert Robert Richardson, Jr., “Bobby;” and five siblings.
He attended Atkins High School and completed his education at
Forsyth Technical Community College. Gilbert retired from R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. He was a life-long member of Mount Zion Baptist Church.
Survivors include his children, Debra J. Mock, Robin Richardson, Karen Richardson, Angela Giles, Darryl Richardson and Michael Richardson; 17 grandchildren; siblings, Octavia R. Thornton, Benjamin F. Richardson, Artanzia R. Jones, Ronald (Celanda) Richardson, Wilbert (Jean) Richardson and Evelyn R. Foster; many extended family members and friends.
A funeral service will take place at 1pm, Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Mount Zion Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. The family will greet friends thirty minutes prior to the service at the church, at 12:30 pm.