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Dea. Dewbell Richardson, Jr. was born in Dixie, Georgia on September 12, 1938 to the late Dea. Dewbell Richardson, Sr. and the late Cora Wooten Richardson. He was the elder of two children. Dea. Richardson received his education from the Brooks County Training School in Dixie. He later joined the U.S. Military. On July 19, 1958, Dewbell Jr. married Joyce Stene Spencer. To this 59 1/2 year union, four children were born. They lived in Riviera Beach, Florida for 37 years and upon retiring, they moved back to Georgia. Dewbell joined the River Hill Missionary Baptist Church where he was an active deacon.

On February 20, 2018, our Heavenly Father called Dea. Richardson to his eternal rest.

He leaves to cherish his memory; his loving and devoted wife, Joyce; daughters, Terrilyn (Lavon) Thurston and Cheletia Hall; sons, Leonard Richardson, Sr., Spencer Richardson and Steven (Sabrina) Richardson; grandchildren, Leonard Richardson, Jr., Ariel Thurston, Kiara Stacey, Kenyada Finniessee, Shyheim Finniessee and Tyrone Brown; one sister, Barbara Atkins; two brothers-in-law, Irvin (Shirley) Spencer and Bishop H. H. Norman; one uncle, Lovey (Bernice) Wooten; two aunts, Cumi Wooten and Dorothy Wooten and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends. Dea. Richardson was loved by everyone who knew him and will be truly missed. 

Funeral services will be Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 3:30PM at Simmon Hill Missionary Baptist Church with Dr. Joe Troope, eulogist.  Burial will follow in the Simmon Hill Church Cemetery.  Please continue to keep the family in your daily thoughts and prayers as they cope with this difficult time.

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  • Friday, March 02, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Stevens-McGhee Funeral Home
  • Saturday, March 03, 2018
    Sincerest condolences.
    ~ Fannie Marie Jackson Gibbs   Valdosta, GA
  • Friday, April 20, 2018
    To the family of Mr. Richardson, Sorry for your loss, take comfort in knowing that as promised in Isaiah 26:19, regarding those powerless in death “your dead will live,” again.
    ~ Damion   Quitman, GA
  • Friday, April 20, 2018
    We are sorry to hear about Mr. Richardson's death. Please find comfort in the promise at Revelation 22:1-2: It points to the time when we will be healed completely of all our ailments. It assures us of God's provision through Jesus for giving everlasting life to all obedient persons who love God and neighbor. Our deepest sympathy for your loss!
    ~ John and Brenda   Miami, FL