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Obituary – Lucille Helen Richmond (1924-2022)

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Lucille H. Richmond of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior, Monday, November 14, 2022 in Waldron, Arkansas with family by her side. Lucille was born January 10, 1924 in Waldron, Arkansas to Troxie Lee Gibson and Cordelia Mae (Ashford) Gibson. She was 98 years old. 

Lucille was a devout Christian. She was committed to reading her Bible every night and living by God’s word. She had read the Holy Bible all the way several times. Lucille enjoyed watching the birds, working in her flower beds, and red roses. Her beloved dog Spot kept her company and was her buddy. However, Lucille immensely loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Time spent with family were treasured memories for all.

Lucille leaves behind to cherish her memory, her children: Ray Sparks, Janice Hardin both of Waldron, Arkansas and Ruth Sherrill of Overland Park, Kansas and step daughter Verla Bullock. Grams will forever remain in the hearts of her grandchildren: Erin (Matt) Youngblood of Greenwood, Arkansas, David (Michelle) Sparks of Waldron, Arkansas, Marc (Michele) Sparks of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, Paul (Raneisa) Sherrill of Orrick, Missouri, Nancy (Mike) Gieseke of Overland Park, Kansas, Mark Sherrill of Overland Park, Kansas as well as 11 great grandchildren she cherished. Lucille will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives she impacted including a host of nieces, nephews and extended family and friends she dearly loved ane one son of her heart, Dr. Nathan Bennett.

Lucille was preceded in death by her husband Everett Sparks and husband Patrick Richmond, her parents, Troxie and Cordelia Gibson as well as her siblings: Floyd, Louie, S.T., Leroy, Erma, Fay, Mildred, Marie and Essamae.

Lucille’s life celebration will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, November 18, 2022 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Bro. Todd VanDeWiele, Rev. Jeff Wilkinson and Marc Sparks officiating. Interment will follow in the Square Rock Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas.  Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

Lucille’s pallbearers will be Marc Sparks, Matt Youngblood, Gary Nelson, Eddie Ray Swisher, Dillion Yandell and Gary House.

Lucille’s visitation will be Thursday, November 17, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

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