Lula Mae Richardson, 71, a lifelong resident of Lake City died early Monday morning May 13, 2013 at Shands Hospital in Gainesville. She was the son of the late Arthur and Ardelia Luke Roberts. Mrs. Richardson was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church as well as the Lake City Moose Lodge, American Legion and the V.F.W. She enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and camping. She was an avid gardener and loved tending to her flowers. She also enjoying hosting parties and was a Florida Gator fan. Mrs. Richardson loved her family dearly. Mrs. Richardson was preceded in death by three husbands, D.J. Whitcomb, Albert Stalvey, and Bobby Richardson, Three bothers Junior Roberts, Willy Roberts and Alford Jordan, and one sister Janie Garnett.
Mrs. Richardson is survived by three sons Freddy Whitcomb (Darla), Lake City; Rodney Stalvey (Sara) and sister Kay Stalvey Macon, Georgia; Dewayne Richardson (Zena) and sisters, Lake City; a brother Alford Jordan, Bronson, Florida; a sister Lisa Pippon, Hastings Florida; two grandsons Brent Whitcomb (Destiny) and Joshua Whitcomb both of Lake City. A special niece Ellen Johnson, Hastings, FL and special friends Bill and Pickles also survive. “God saw the road was getting rough, the hills were hard to climb. He gently closed those loving eyes and whispered, ‘Peace Be Thine’. The weary hours, the days of pain, the sleepless nights are past. The ever patient worn-out frame, has found sweet rest at last.”
Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Richardson will be conducted on Thursday May 16, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at Corinth Cemetery with Rev. Randy Ogburn officiating. The family will receive friends from 5-7 P.M. Wednesday at Dees-Parrish Family Funeral Home.