Beverly Bankston Richardson was born in Wasco, California December 16, 1948. She departed this life at her home near Alton, MO March 13, 2019.
She was preceded in death by her father Monita Bankston and mother Hazel Nichols, one brother John Bankston, and one sister Brinda Reed.
She is survived by her husband Jerry Richardson of the home, four children: Rachel Grace Massey and husband Kevin of Lebanon, MO, Rebecca Irene Richardson of West Plains, MO, Jerry Todd Richardson and wife Cassandra of Houston, MO and Travis Jody Richardson and wife Jessica of Alton, MO. Twelve grandchildren: Allanah Honeycutt, Megan Carmichael, Jerrica Massey, Karissa Massey, Peytan Bassett, Madalyn Richardson, Lydia Massey, Olivia Richardson, Elizabeth Richardson, Lana Richardson, Alexander Richardson, and Savannah Richardson, and one great-grand child: Elisha James Honeycutt, and a special grandson, Joseph Fadule. She is also survived by two brothers Ray and Donnie Bankston and one sister Ellen Grisham and her husband, Larry.
Beverly was baptized into Christ at age 14. She was a member of the Oak Forest Church at Alton, MO. She has dedicated her life to the cause of Christ by her example, faith and works.
Beverly has lived her life with a child-like faith, devoted to God and the love of her family and friends. She had many different jobs in her life, but the most important to her was being a wife, a mother and a servant of Jesus Christ.
Of her many hobbies, her favorite was gardening. Beverly had a green thumb and loved to play in her flower and vegetable garden!
On February 16, 1967, she was married to Jerry, her helpmate and constant companion for over 52 years. Her fidelity to her husband, family and fellow Christians was never doubted by anyone.
A great vacuum is left in the hearts of her family, to be filled by the love of God by the knowledge of her faithfulness to Him and in the hope of a resurrection.
Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri with Bob Loudermilk officiating.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer.
Interment will be held at Bailey Cemetery in Alton, Missouri
Arrangements are under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer, Missouri.