Patricia Lee "Pat" Richardson, 76, of Jacksonville, died Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. She was born Jan. 18, 1941, in Peoria County, the daughter of James and Ilene (Carter) Chew. She married John E. Richardson on Aug. 30, 1963, in Jacksonville, and he survives. She is also survived by one son, J.J. (Sherri) Richardson of Jacksonville; three grandchildren, Corey Richardson of Jacksonville, Connor Richardson of Peoria, and Kelsie Richardson of Bloomington; and one brother, Jimmy (Connie) Chew of Montana. She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Stanley Chew (surviving wife, Christy of Havana). Mrs. Richardson was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church. She and many of her friends, the "Golden Girls of Jacksonville," were members of The Birthday Club. Pat's greatest joy was time spent with her grandchildren. A visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home in Jacksonville. There will be no other service. Memorials are suggested to the Juvenile Diabetes Association. Condolences may be left at buchanancody.com.
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