John Charles Richardson was born and raised in Manatee County. He was educated in the Manatee County School System, obtaining a high school diploma from Southeast High School.
He loved playing basketball. He worked for the City of Bradenton for over 20 years. He joined and was baptized at St. Stephens AME Church where he was a faithful and active member. He loved his church family, especially his Pastor, Mr. Barthel. John Charles also loved making jokes and making people laugh. His favorite saying was “Hey how you doing”, He loved to read, watch mysteries and old movies.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Johnny and Betty Richardson; brothers, Ulysse Miller, Willie Richardson, Johnny Richardson and James Richardson and one sister, Lavonne Richardson.
He leaves to mourn,3 kids, Nikki, Devonte, and Charles; 3 grandchildren; Seven Sisters, Vivian, Lillian, and Barbara Richardson, Mary Williams (Edward), Betty Williamson (Ricky), Felecia Collins (Greg), and Georgia Gaines (Bill); Three Brothers, Lorenzo Richardson (Vanessa), Charles Jackson (Angela) and Fredrick Jackson (Andrella); One Sis- ter In Law, Francena Richardson and one paternal Aunt, Mapel Lee Coston; Three close friends, Pam Williams, Len- ny Twenty and Wayne Wright; A host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, great great nieces, great great nephews, relatives, and friends.
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