Dorothy Marie Richardson
Dorothy “Dot” Marie Richardson passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by family on Tuesday, October 9, 2018. She was born to Floyd Strickland and Ruthie Mae Reed on May 20, 1936, in Tuscumbia, Alabama. Dot was an Air Force/Civil Service wife for 41 years, having lived in places such as Texas, Japan, Alaska, Florida, and finally settling in Tabb, Virginia. She was a cafeteria worker at York Co., schools for over ten years. Dot was an avid bowler and quilt maker. She crafted over 100 quilts, at least one for each family member. Dot was a member of the Tidal Waves Square Dance Club for many years. She served as the club’s First Lady, Secretary/Treasurer, and class coordinator. Dot was the Virginia State Square and Round Dance Convention Director in 2013 along with her husband. They were also the Region 5 (Tidewater Area) State Directors for many years. Dot was a member of Northside Christian Church.
Dot is survived by her husband of 63 years, George (G. T.) Richardson of Tabb. She is also survived by her daughters Jeanne and husband Jim Hughes of Hampton, and Jo and husband Bill Boyd of Tabb. Dot is also survived by two sisters, Jean Wisdom of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and Donnie Jo Vines, of Mt. Olive, Mississippi, and two brothers, Jimmie Strickland of Florence, Alabama, and Lois Eugene Strickland. Dot also is survived by five grandchildren: Jason Dudley and wife Christina, Joy Dudley, Colleen Dudley, Shane Boyd and wife Amanda, and Colin Boyd and three great-grandchildren, Oliver, Margaux, and Whitaker Dudley.
Dot never met a stranger. She doted on her friends and family and loved them dearly. The family would like to thank the many very special and loving friends, who are too many to name, for their love and support. Memorial donations in Dot’s memory may be made to Northside Christian Church, 1300 George Washington Memorial Hwy, Yorktown, VA 23693. A Celebration of Life will be held at Northside Christian Church Saturday October 13 at 1:00 pm with a reception following in the Student Center. A private burial will be held later next week at Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, Va.