Mrs. Oma Lee Holder Richardson, of Elizabethton, passed away on Friday, March 29, 2013, at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness. She was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Dora Estep Holder and was born in Carter County. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wesley Robert Richardson, three brothers, Deward Holder, Conley Holder and Dan Holder, and an infant sister, Blanche Holder.
Mrs. Richardson volunteered her time as a Pink Lady at Sycamore Shoals Hospital and also for Meals on Wheels. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church and the Joy Sunday School Class. She was retired from North American Rayon Corporation where she worked for over 50 years.
She is survived by a daughter, Linda Kay Larkin, and her husband, Jim, Knoxville; two grandchildren, John Larkin and his wife, Jill; Susan Brown and her husband, Mike, all of Knoxville; five great-grandchildren, Lindsey Brown, Laura Brown, Savannah Larkin and Corey Larkin, all of Knoxville; Caleb Pleasant, Rhode Island; two brothers, Hoover Holder and his wife, Maureen, Elizabethton; Lloyd Holder, Rolling Hills Estates, Calif.; four sisters, Sylvia Bradley, Jonesborough; Eva Estep, Elizabethton; Lois Edmison and her husband, Manuel, Kernersville, N.C., and Shirley Richardson and her husband, Ronda , Winston-Salem, N.C. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The family would like to express a special and heartfelt thank you to Linda Tester, Tracey Steffey, Rose Branch and Karen Ludlow for their friendship and care over the past three years. Also a thank you to Harold and Martha Smith, Brad and Amber Smith and Mrs. Richardson’s wonderful neighbors, and Lynn and Jack Hamilton for all their visits.
The funeral service for Mrs. Richardson will be conducted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. in the Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, Elizabethton, with the Rev. Ron Owens officiating. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday prior to the service.
Interment will follow the funeral service in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be contacted. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Joy Sunday School Class of Grace Baptist Church, Harold Smith, Brad Smith and Jack Hamilton.
Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Grace Baptist Church Youth Fund, 1114 Broad Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643 or Meals on Wheels, also C/O of Grace Baptist Church.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.com and signing the guest book. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton is serving the family. Office 423 542-2232, Obituary line 543-4917.