Funeral services were held on 11/01/2022 at Bethel Baptist Church, with a burial following at Miramar National Cemetery. Final arrangements were entrusted to Anderson Ragsdale Mortuary.
Arthur Herbert Richardson Jr. was born February 2, 1929, in the city of Beaumont, Texas. He was the second child born to Gertie B and Arthur H. Richardson, Sr. Arthur Jr completed and received his formal education in Heilig, Texas school system. Arthur was a carpenter by trade.
In 1943 the Richardson family relocated to San Diego, CA. As a young man, Arthur loved boxing; he was trained as a prize fighter by the late Great Boxer Archie Moore and later became a professional prizefighter. Arthur Boxed under the name of “LUCKIE.”
Arthur met and married Alnita Reynolds, this union was blessed with two children, Sondra J. and Ronald R. Arthur Jr. later enlisted in the National Guard and later was called to active duty in the US Army. Arthur was in Company C, the Association of the 1402 Engineers.
On January 11, 1986, Arthur Richardson and Willie Ann Suggs united in Holy Matrimony. Arthur and Ann’s Spiritual journey began when they united with the Full Gospel Baptist Church and he was ordained as a Deacon. Arthur and Ann became adopted parents to a total of 21 Kids, better known as Arthur and Ann’s babies. In April 2004, Deacon Richardson and his wife, Willie Ann, united with Ambassadors for Christ Missionary Baptist Church. Deacon Richardson was still an active member while performing his Deacon duties.
On Saturday morning, October 8, 2022, Deacon Richardson was called home to be with the Lord. He is preceded in death by his mother: Gertie B Smith, and Father: Arthur H. Richardson Sr.; His beloved wife: Willie Ann Richardson; four Brothers: Howard Lee, Theodore Roosevelt, Obbie Dewitt, and Richard Glenn Richardson; two Sisters: Effie Mae Sayles, and Barbara Jean George; Daughter: Sondra Jeanette Allen; Son: Ronald Rene Richardson; Great-great-grandson Caiden Allen.
Deacon Arthur H Richardson leaves to cherish his memory; Sister: Lizzie Richardson; caregiver: Rochelle Payne; Granddaughters: Sherry Allen, (Las Vegas, Nevada), Michelle Price (San Diego, CA), Phylicia Allen, (Las Vegas, Nevada) and Renee Richardson (Bakersfield, CA); eight great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren and a host of Nephews and Nieces.