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Ms. Phyllis Ann Richardson

Phyllis Ann Richardson

Phyllis Ann Richardson was born September 26, 1948, to Ella Mae Richardson and Henry V. Richardson, in Raleigh, NC. She was called home peacefully to be with the Lord surrounded by family on January 6, 2024, in Columbus, OH.
At a young age, her family moved to Ohio, where Phyllis grew up on the Eastside of Columbus. She graduated from East High School in 1968. She furthered her education by attending Columbus State, The Ohio State University and graduated with honors from Capital University.

Phyllis worked for Franklin County Children Services where she dedicated her time and passion toward helping children and families for 33 years until she retired in 2013. Once she retired, she spent more time traveling and doing the things she loved. Phyllis was a faithful member of Mt. Vernon A.M.E. Church for over 25 years. She loved her church family as she participated in the church choirs, various organizations within the church and loved being a volunteer for the HBCU College Tours, helping the youth to find their way to a brighter future and higher education.

Phyllis also loved spending time with her beloved family that she has left behind to cherish her memory.

Phyllis is preceded in death by her parents, Ella Mae Richardson and Henry V. Richardson; as well as brother, Jermaine Richardson. She is survived by her sisters, Thelma Richardson, Hawitha Richardson; niece, Ashley Williams, whom she raised as her own. Phyllis also leaves to cherish her memories nieces and nephews, Suprena Spence, Vernon Spence, LaRue Smith, David Smith, William Smith (Jessica), Shawnte Foggie; as well as a host of many loving great nieces and great nephews, relatives and friends.

Ms. Phyllis Ann Richardson, age 75. Sunrise September 26, 1948 and Sunset January 6, 2024.
Visitation 10:00 AM and Funeral Service 11:00 AM Monday, January 15, 2024 at Mt. Vernon AME Church, 1127 Mt. Vernon Ave. Interment at Evergreen Burial Park. Ministry of Comfort entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. To read the complete obituary, order flowers, view video tribute and offer condolences to the Richardson Family, visit

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