Wanda Louise Brown Richard

Published 3:35 pm Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Wanda Louise Brown Richard, 94, of Vidor, Texas passed away Sunday, April 24, 2016.

Wanda was born April 6, 1922 in Port Arthur, Texas to Ernest Morgan Brown and Annie Della Brown. She was a lifelong area resident and homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Richard; the father of her children, Charles N. Collida; daughter, Linda Stutts; son-in-law, Dusty Smith; daughter-in-law, Syndie Collida; brothers, Buck, Raymond, Tood, Marvin, Benny and Bussy Brown; sisters, Ruby Brown and Sissy Houseman.

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Survivors include her daughters, Frances Bigelow of Port Neches, Bonnie Kothawala and her husband Mike of Vidor, Laurel Smith of Port Neches; son, Charles R. Collida of Vidor; sister, Willie Mae Glenn of Dry Prong, LA; ten grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, April 28, 2016 at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves with Reverend Robert Chambers officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

A visitation for family and friends will be held on Wednesday evening from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Special thanks to Harbor Hospice of Beaumont for helping care for Mom. All the CNA’s that came daily, especially Shannon, who always put a smile on Mama’s face and always gave her kisses when she left and her RN, Nicole and everyone that helped in anyway.

Also a very special thank you and love to Molly, someone who loves Mom and the family, helping us by sitting and caring for Mom and providing meals several days a week. And to our cousin, Marie, she was always there for us in any way we needed. To special family friends, Sonny and Shelia Lake, and all neighbors and friends that helped with food, prayers or in anyway.

Friends wishing to make memorial contributions may send them to: Sweet Pups, P.O. Box 446, Vidor, TX 77662.