Ernestine Blanding Richardson, 67, wife of Eddie Richardson, was born on Oct. 6, 1952, in Sumter, a daughter of the late Earl and Hattie Kershaw Blanding.

She departed this life on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, at her residence.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Salem Chapel & Heritage Center, 101 S. Salem Ave., Sumter, SC 29150.

Interment will be held at 9 a.m. on Monday at Fort Jackson National Cemetery in Columbia.

Due to COVID-19 guidelines, the family will not be receiving friends at the home.

Job's Mortuary Inc., 312 S. Main St., Sumter, is in charge of arrangements.

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