God's faithful servant Jean B. Richardson was born on Jan. 31, 1943, in San Fernando Trinidad, West Indies, to the late Joseph and Elsa Richardson. She departed this earthly life on Tuesday morning, Sept. 6, 2022, at Blue Ridge Nursing Home, Sumter.

Jean was educated in the public schools of Trinidad and Tobago, where she participated in numerous extracurricular activities, such as track and field and home economics. In her community, she was very active in Cub Scouts of Trinidad and Tobago and was a leader for many years. Jean migrated to New York and then to Anchorage, Alaska, where she lived for 34 years. She became a member of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, where her Christian journey flourished as she became enveloped in the teachings, leadership and love of Pastor Patterson and the church family.

Jean was employed by Alaska Regional Hospital for 30 years, working in the culinary department, where she enjoyed planning and preparing meals for patients and their families or helping wherever she was needed. In 2011, when her health started failing, she moved to Sumter to be with her brother and sister-in-law. Jean continued her Christian journey and joined the Jehovah Missionary Baptist Church family.

Those left to cherish her memory are her son, Mickey O. Richardson of Florida; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers, Harris (Merlin) Richardson of Sumter and Amsby (Janet) Richardson of Trinidad and Tobago; sisters, Ruth of Florida, Patsy (Rawle) Clarke of Alaska, Judith (Hollis) Gittens and Pamela of Trinidad and Tobago; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In accordance with the COVID-19 guidelines, the family is requesting that face masks and social distancing be observed by relatives and friends during visitations at the home, 425 E. Emerald Lake Drive, Sumter.

Funeral services will be held at noon today in the John Wesley Williams Sr. Memorial Chapel of Williams Funeral Home Inc., 821 N. Main St., Sumter, with Pastor Marion H. Newton, senior pastor of Jehovah Missionary Baptist Church, eulogist.

The procession will leave from the home at 11:30 a.m.

Services directed by the management and staff of Williams Funeral Home Inc., 821 N. Main St., Sumter. Online memorial messages may be sent to the family at Visit us on the web at