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Thelma Riley Richardson

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Thelma Riley Richardson

Place of birth: Orangeburg SC

Religious affiliation: Christian

Thelma Richardson was born October 18, 1936 in Orangeburg, SC. She was the Daughter of the late Ernest Riley Sr. & Annie Mae Whaley Riley. She entered into eternal rest, Wednesday afternoon, May 17, 2017 at Ditmas Park Rehabilatation & Nursing Center in Brooklyn, NY.She started her early childhood education at Andrew Chaple Baptist Church School & graduated from Bowman-Branchville High School in Bowman SC. At an early age she joined Andrew Chapel Baptist church and often spoke about how she enjoyed being a soloist on the choir. She later changed her religion to Jehovah Witness. She enjoyed her fellowship, field service & attending conventions until an injury impeded her walking ability. She Helped her parents raise many of her siblings, several of whom proceeded her in death. She married Jimmie Richardson Jr. and was widowed at a very young age. After moving to New York she held several jobs. She worked many years at Stouffers Corporations as manager. She leaves to cherish her memories her Daughters: Annie Janet (Robert) Jackson, of Orangeburg SC, Cynthia L. (Maurice) Harley-Blanchard, Rasheeda J. Bogle and Valerie S. Richardson all of Brooklyn, NY. Thelma was proceeded in death by her only son Samuel J. Riley also of Orangeburg SC.  Her siblings  William Riley, Bronx NY, Bertha l (Neil) Forde of Brooklyn NY, and Emma L. (William) Noble of Augusta GA, Grandchildren Barbara L. Riley, CaTia (Greggory), Tabitha Jackson, Tamara, Tina, Tyra, Tatiana, Starr. and Johnathan Riley and a host of great-grands, loving nieces, nephews and in-laws . 

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