Mrs. Betty Gray Richards, 88, went to be with the Lord on April 6, 2017 at Lake City Medical Center in Lake City, Florida. She was born on May 20, 1928 to James and Zella Gray of Ohio. She is preceded in death by her husband Charles B. Richards, her parents James and Zella Gray, sisters and brother: Alice Hicks (Walter), Adolphine Hunter, and Jim Gray of Ohio, three sons: Ronald Richards of Mr. Vernon, Ohio, Greg Richards of Howard, Ohio and Vernon Richards of St. Petersburg, FL; three grandsons: Derrick Richards of Mt. Vernon, Ohio, James Hart of Kansas City, MO and Ben Richards of Tampa, FL. She is survived by three daughters: Lynda Hart of Kansas City, MO, Cindy Singletary (Frank) of Lake City, FL and Mary Lou Collins (Cornell) of Lake City, FL, one daughter-in-law, Sue Richards of Howard, Ohio; four sons: Bruce Richards (Betty) of Tampa, FL, Charles Richards (Deborah) of Tampa, FL, Jeff Richards (Gale) of Madisonville, TN, and David Richards (Becky) of Soddy Daisy, TN. She has 34 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. Home going services were held at El-Bethel Baptist Church in Tampa, FL where she was a member, on April 9, 2017, officiated by her son, Pastor Chuck Richards. Betty was the mother of ten children and was loved by all. She was a born again Christian and had been looking forward to going to be with the Lord. She was an avid game player and delighted in bird watching in her final years. Fond and loving memories will be enjoyed by her offspring, grandchildren, great grandchildren and countless others who were effected by her life here on Earth. Rest in peace dear lady.
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