Arthur Richardson Jr.
HAMPTON - On Tuesday, October 11, 2016, God called Arthur Richardson, Jr., home from earthly labor to eternal life. Arthur was born on July 14, 1936, in Enfield, N.C. He was employed by Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company as a first class machinist, where he retired after 41 years of service. He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur Richardson, Sr.; mother, Rutha Mae Richardson; and brother, Earlie Richardson. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 58 years, Collesta; three children, Brandon Richardson (Lori), Sherry Johnson (Theodore), Christopher Richardson (Terri); nine grandchildren, Marcus, Jonathon, Brandy, Christina, Jordan, Alexzandrea, Justice, Anthony, Daniel; twelve great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends. The family will receive friends from 4:00 to 6:00 pm on Sunday, October 16, 2016 at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home. A celebration of Arthur's life will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, October 17, at Gethsemane Baptist Church, 5405 Roanoke Ave., Newport News with entombment to follow at Parklawn Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute. Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family. Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23666.
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