Mr. Tommie L. Richardson





Mr. Tommie L. Richardson, passed away on Friday, September 17, 2021 at a local hospital. Graveside services were held on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. at Georgia Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Oscar Hall officiating.


He was born on January 11, 1954 in Jefferson County, Georgia to the parentage of the late Mr. Sammie Lee Richardson and the late Mrs. Marie Anderson Richardson.


At an early age, he accepted Jesus Christ as his savior and joined Jones Chapel CME Church, Bartow, Georgia. He married the late Mrs. Betty Tukes Richardson on September 13, 1974. They were blessed with forty six (46) years of marriage.


Tommie was a hardworking and loving man. He always enjoyed being surrounded by family and friends. He would help anyone he could, especially his children and grandchildren. He was their “one call that’s all.”


Mr. Richardson was known for operating heavy equipment and that’s where he received his CB Handle “Scrap Iron.” Throughout his life, Tommie worked at C.T. Harris, W.F. Jackson Construction, Arcilla Mines and Howard Sheppard until he retired due to his health.


He was preceded in death by a brother: Mr. Sammie Lee Richardson, Jr.; sister: Ms. Marie Curry; grandchildren: Ms. Shan’Tekia Kitchens, Master Travarris Tukes, Jr., Ms. Jhanasia Tukes and Ms. Kaylii Monroe.


Mr. Richardson leaves cherished memories to his children: Mr. Steven (Kimberly) Richardson, Tennille, Georgia, Ms. Charlene Tukes, Sandersville, Georgia, Mrs. Kather (Dale) Roberson, Waynesboro, Georgia, Mr. Travarris (Brandy) Tukes, Grovetown, Georgia; grandchildren reared as his own: Mr. Stetson Richardson, Mr. Jakori Richardson, Mr. Stanques Tukes, Mr. Antwan Tukes, Ms. Qunetta Tukes, Ms. Vakeshia Tukes; sisters: Ms. Lula Mae Brown, Ms. Janie Williams; brothers: Mr. Leroy (Lois) Richardson, Mr. William (Jeanette) Richardson; grandchildren: Ms. Shan’zekia Kitchens, Ms. Shundrekia Tukes, Ms. Brennell Tukes, Mr. Derrick James, Ms. Dealeatrice Tukes, Ms. Kebrana Warthen, Ms. Alexis Tukes, Ms. Te’Asia Tukes; sisters-in-law: Mrs. Susan (Casey) Rogers, Mrs. Katherlene (Sanford) Braddy, Mrs. Ollie Tukes (Amos Williams); brother-in-law: Mr. Earnest “Bo” Tukes; devoted brother-in-love: Mr. Dennis Harper; devoted nephew: Mr. Eugene Curry; devoted friends: Ms. Sjcokia Johnson, Mrs. Karen Harper, Ms. Vivian Grant, Mr. Sylvester Hooks, Mr. Greg Cooper, Sr., Mr. Jim Brown, Sr.; a host of great grandchildren; other relatives and friends. M. C. Smith Funeral Home in charge.

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