The bible gives a clear explanation of the transition process after death in Thessalonians 4:13-18 which states that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep. For this we declare to you by a word from the Lord,that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord.
Donald Jackson Richardson was born to the late Lee Josh Richardson and the late Queenie Bennett in Summerton, South Carolina February 4, 1941. He went to be with the Lord on Friday, June 29, 2018, Colleton Medical Center, Walterboro, South Carolina.
He was a 1963 graduate of Scotts Branch High School, Summerton, SC. Upon graduating from high school, Donald was drafted into the United States Army. After leaving the Army, he moved to New York where he meet the love of his life, Gladys Williams. They were married March 10, 1966. Donald was employed by DHL and UPS for many years. After many years in New York, Donald moved back to his wife’s hometown, Estill, South Carolina. After the death of his wife, Donald relocated to Walterboro, South Carolina where his daughter Pamela resided. Donald was a quiet individual but he was a man of great wisdom.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; his wife, Gladys Williams Richardson; brothers, Charles, Elliott, and James Richardson; and sisters, Dorothy Jones and Lonelle Wright.
He leaves his legacy to live on with his family as they celebrate his memories: children, Pamela and Christopher Richardson, both of Walterboro, SC, Richard (Veronica) Richardson, GA, Shawn Richardson, Sumter, SC, Jacquan and Eric (Monica) Richardson all of Scranton, PA, Cowana (Tish) Melvin, NJ, Matthew Richardson, Charleston, SC Andrea (Ronald) Todman, Duluth, GA, and Daniel Richardson, Bronx, NY; siblings, Carrie Daniels, Mt. Vernon, NY, Johnny Richardson, Cammie Illis and Gloria Browne, all of Bronx, NY, Annie Mae Richardson, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Mary Brailsford and Henry (Mae) Richardson both of Summerton, SC; Eartha Brock, Atlanta, GA and Tinnie Lincoln, Columbia, SC; sister-in-law, Tilly Lee Washington, Bronx, NY; brother-in-law, Wilson Samuel (Bethel) Williams, Estill, SC; 18 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, host of cousins, and friends.