Cover photo for Jean Richardson's Obituary
Jean Richardson Profile Photo
1935 Jean 2023

Jean Richardson

July 11, 1935 — September 9, 2023

Columbia

Lois "Jean" Richardson, known to her loved ones as Jean or Nanny, peacefully passed away on September 9, 2023, surrounded by her family in Columbia, Tennessee. Born on July 11, 1935, in Hudson, Tennessee, to the late Murrell and Opal Nafe, Jean's life was a testament to love, family, and craftsmanship.

On May 12, 1952, Jean eloped and married the love of her life, Charles Edward "Eddie" Richardson, with whom she shared a beautiful 72-year journey. Together, they raised four children, two sons Larry (Jennifer) Richardson and Garry Richardson, and two daughters who predecease her, Shirley Richardson and Deborah Burgett. Jean cherished her three special grandchildren: Derrick (Jennifer) Burgett, Hannah Grace (Hayden) Alford, and Sam (Carson Coble) Richardson, as well as three great-grandchildren: Emma Grace Burgett, Macie Rae Burgett, and Sophie Claire Burgett.

In addition to her husband and children, Jean is survived by her sibling, Danny (Judy) Nafe, and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her two daughters, as well as siblings Nolan Nafe, Tommy Nafe, and Nora Sumner Cox.

A devoted homemaker for most of her life, Jean's greatest joy was caring for her family and nurturing them to be their best. She shared a special bond with her grandchildren and never missed an opportunity to watch them in whatever sport they were playing, whether it be soccer, baseball, football, or cheerleading, she was always there.

Jean was renowned for her extraordinary talent as a seamstress. Her skilled hands crafted countless one-of-a-kind clothing pieces, with a specialty in creating exquisite wedding dresses. People from near and far sought her expertise, bringing magazine clippings of wedding dress ideas to life through her meticulous craftsmanship. She fulfilled her granddaughter's dream by crafting a breathtaking wedding dress, showcasing her unrivaled talent.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, from 12:00 to 2:00 PM, followed by a funeral service at 2:00 PM, officiated by Bro Bob Vassar. Mrs. Jean will be laid at her final resting place in the Garden of Prayer at Polk Memorial Gardens.

Honoring her memory, pallbearers will include Sam Richardson, Derrick Burgett, Randy Miller, Keith Edlund, and Gerald Buie.

Jean's legacy of love and craftsmanship will forever be cherished by those whose lives she touched.

The care of Mrs. Lois “Jean” Richardson and her family has been entrusted to the staff of Williams Funeral Home. To share words of comfort and condolences, please visit www.williamsfh.com

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Jean Richardson, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Williams Funeral Home & Crematory - Columbia

2517 Trotwood Ave, Columbia, TN 38401

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Service

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Williams Funeral Home & Crematory - Columbia

2517 Trotwood Ave, Columbia, TN 38401

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Burial

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 1444

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree