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Mrs. Cherry Smith Richardson, 81, of Silver Spring, Maryland, died Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at Courtland Terrace in Gastonia, North Carolina. Cherry was a native of Gaston County.
She was the daughter of the late Plato Smith, Sr. and Lula Davis Smith. Her late husband, Norman Richardson, preceded her in death.
Survivors include son: Darren (Robin) Chapman; sisters: Delores Smith Littlejohn and Loretta Smith Rhyne; brother: Plato Smith, Jr.; grandchildren: Annette Chapman, Anjel Renee (Antonio) Rankin and Corey
Chapman; 4 great-grandchildren; aunt: Mary Elizabeth Hawkins; special nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear and loving friends.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, December 2, 2016 at The People's Community Baptist
Church, 31 Norwood Road, Silver Spring, Md. at 11:00 am.
The family will receive friends at the church on Thursday evening, 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm and on Friday morning at 10:00 am, followed by the memorial service.
Costner Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
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To the family, so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that Psalm 34:18 says that God is close to the brokenhearted. John 5: 28, 29 says that there will be a resurrection of our dead love ones. Please read these scriptures for comfort and hope. My prayers are with you.~ Lisa L