RICHARDSON, Gladys Elizabeth

Gladys Elizabeth Richardson, 95 of Narrows, departed this life peacefully in her home on Monday, November 2nd, 2015. She was born on September 30th, 1920 and was the daughter of the late Samuel Mark and Lena Clara Byrd Richardson.

She was a graduate of Narrows High School, and held a secretarial degree from Bluefield State College.  Gladys was a retired employee of First Virginia Bank in Narrows as an executive secretary.  She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Narrows.

Left to cherish her memory are several cousins, and a very special friend, Margaret French.

The family wishes to thank special caregivers, Tammy Spicer, Diane Cumbee, Connie Spicer, Brenda Christian, Jennifer Sanders, and Gail Duncan.

Funeral services will be held Friday, November 6th, 2015 at 1 PM in the Chapel of Riffe’s Funeral Service in Narrows.  Burial will follow in Monte Vista Park Cemetery in Bluefield, West Virginia.  The family will receive friends at Riffe’s Funeral Chapel Friday from 11 AM until just prior to the service.  The family requests that those sending memorial contributions, please consider either First United Methodist Church; P.O. Box 398; Narrows, Virginia 24124, or the Holston Home for Children; P.O. Box 188; Greeneville, Tennessee 37743.

The family is being served by Riffe’s Funeral Service in Narrows, (540) 726-2442, and online at