November 17, 2018

James “Jim” Monroe Richardson

James “Jim” Monroe Richardson, 78, of Taylorsville, passed away at his residence on Saturday, August 27, 2016.
Born in Wilkes County, he was the son of the late Boyden Howard and Nellie Harris Richardson. Jim was a member of St. John Baptist Church, where he served as a parking attendant and greeter, as well as a member of the Male Choir.
He was employed at Century Furniture of Hickory, as well as Schneider Mills, Holly Farms, and the Alexander Railroad. He was a 32 Degree Mason and member of the Stone Pillar Lodge. He enjoyed practicing Martial Arts, and was well known for his love for people.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Boyden Daniel Richardson.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Martha Rowe Richardson of the home. Two daughters will cherish his memory, Pandora Richardson of Wilkesboro, and Constance Hope Mizell and husband John of the home. One son survives, James “Chris” Richardson of the home. Jim has five grandchildren, Sheree McWhother of Wilkesboro, Missty McWhorter Chattmon and husband Craig of Duncan, Oklahoma, Mark McWhorter Jr. of Wilkesboro, and John Jesse and Joseph Monroe Mizell, both of the home. He has 16 great-grandchildren. A sister-in-law survives, Jean Flowers and husband Robert. A nephew, who was like a son, Daniel Richardson and wife Melissa of North Wilkesboro, and three nieces, who were like daughters, Kathy Graham of North Wilkesboro, Glenda T. Bowers and husband Tony of Lenoir, and Joyce Captain and husband Kenneth of Grove, Texas also survive. There are a host of additional nieces and nephews. Jim has two friends who were like brothers, Jimmy Dowell and wife Shirley of Columbus, Ohio, and Joseph Whittington and wife Kathlene of Roaring River. There is a lifelong best friend, Rev. Roosevelt Carlton of Moravian Falls.
Funeral services were conducted Friday, September 2, 2016, at St. John Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. T.E. Martin officiated.
Memorials may be given to Hospice of Alexander County, 50 Lucy Echerd Lane, Taylorville, NC 28681; or Fresenius Kidney Care Alexander County, 175 Commerce Dr., Taylorsville, NC 28681.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Alexander Funeral and Cremation Service.
Condolences may be sent to www.alexfuneralservice.com.

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