Mary Loudell Richardson

Published 5:02 pm Thursday, July 23, 2020

Mary Loudell Richardson, 83, of Holly Grove passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 19, 2020, with her two daughters at her bedside.

She was born in Livingston, Texas on January 24, 1937 to Charles Payton and Trudie Spillers Richardson.

Loudell completed her early education at Holly Grove School and graduated from Big Sandy School in Dallardsville, Texas.

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Following high school, she worked for a short time in Livingston before marrying Roy Kenneth Richardson on September 28, 1957.

They were devoted to each other and blessed with 63 wonderful years together.

Roy and Loudell started their life together in Port Arthur, Texas and ultimately settled in Nederland, Texas in 1964.

She was an active member of Bellaire Baptist Church, teaching youth in Sunday School and co-leading the Girl’s Missionary Auxiliary (GMA’s) for several years along with serving as VBS teacher/director, Church Clerk, assisting Roy when he served as Church Treasurer and singing in the choir.

She enjoyed sewing, quilting, painting and all types of crafts.

She was an accomplished seamstress and enjoyed sewing for the entire family while also taking on some outside sewing jobs periodically.

Over the years she made most of the clothes for herself and her daughters, including a couple of suits for Roy.

For several years, until it’s closing in the early 1980’s, Loudell enjoyed working at Caldwell’s Fabric Store in Nederland.

Upon Roy’s retirement they decided to move back to Holly Grove and joined Holly Grove Baptist Church where Loudell continued serving the Lord by teaching children’s Sunday School and singing in the choir.

Some of her pastimes in retirement included watching the birds in her yard, feeding the hummingbirds and working word search puzzles.

Loudell is survived by her daughter, Linda Richardson; daughter, Judy Hoffpauir and husband, Ken; grandchildren, Abby and Brian Hoffpauir; and sister, Eddie Brackin and husband, Billy; numerous other relatives and a host of friends.

She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Roy Kenneth Richardson, parents Charles Payton and Trudie Richardson; brothers, Calvin and Marvin, and sisters, Charlsie Waldrep, Patsy Allen, and Bobbie Collins.

A celebration of Loudell’s life will be held on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 11 a.m. at Holly Grove Baptist Church (494 County Line Rd S) with the Rev. Gary Lawrence officiating.

There will be a time of visitation prior to the service beginning at 10 a.m.

Interment will follow at Holly Grove Cemetery.

For the safety of all, we request that masks be worn, if possible, and social distancing observed.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Holly Grove Baptist Church, 5582 Holly Grove Road (mailing address only), Livingston, TX 77351 or Holly Grove Community Cemetery, PO Box 1204, Livingston, TX 77351.

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The family would like to thank the caring and dedicated teams at Pine Ridge Healthcare and Kindred Hospice in Livingston.

We appreciate their guidance and support during this most difficult time.