March 17, 2022
Emma Lou Richardson (Lane), 83, of Dumfries, Virginia, passed away on March 17, 2022. She was born to John Lane and Bernice Whitson, on February 22,1939 in Pell City, Alabama. Emma met Eddie Lee Richardson in 1954. They were married on June 10 in Pell City, AL. Together they raised 2 children: Kenneth Richardson and Sheron Richardson. Emma worked as a Military wife for 27 years. After Eddie Richardson's retirement, she continued to work at Fort Belvoir Commissary in the Produce section and he started working at the postal service. After 27 years of service, she retired from Fort Belvoir Commissary in 1986. She enjoyed fishing, gardening, sewing, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends. Emma received multiple appreciation awards for the hospitality she provided and the time she donated volunteering during her time as a military spouse. She listens to music with the loved R&B and Stevie Wonder. On Sundays, during NFL season she enjoyed watching her Dallas Cowboys. Emma was preceded in death by her spouse Eddie Richardson, her daughter Sheron Richardson, her father John Lane and her mother Bernice Whitson, her brothers Willie Bush, Charles Whitson, Billy Whitson, Morris Whitson, and Donald Whitson. Emma is survived by her son Kenneth Richardson and his wife Tracey Richardson, her grandchildren Norman Richardson, Matt Wagener (Regina Wagener), Ashley Wagener, Starr Canada (Dwayne Canada), great-grandchildren Arianna Thompson, Kylan Canada, Reegan Wagener, and Ravyn Wagener, her sisters Sarah Frazier and Doris Whitson, sister-in-law Emma Jean Harris, her cousin and best friend Elizabeth (Nip) Webb. Several nieces, nephews, and godchildren. In memory of Emma Lou Richardson please donate to the National Kidney Foundation at www.kidney.org or to the Dementia Society of America at www.dementiasociety.org. The family will receive visitors Monday, March 28, 2022 from 10-11AM with a service from 11AM-12PM at Miller Funeral Home, 3200 Golansky Blvd., Woodbridge, VA 22192. Interment will follow at Fairfax Memorial Park.
Emma Lou Richardson (Lane), 83, of Dumfries, Virginia, passed away on March 17, 2022. She was born to John Lane and Bernice Whitson, on February 22,1939 in Pell City, Alabama. Emma met Eddie Lee Richardson in 1954. They were married on June... View Obituary & Service Information
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