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A funeral for James “Jim” Richardson, 61, of Hayes, was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 10 in Lighthouse Worship Center, Hayes. He died July 6, 2016.

A resident of Gloucester County since 2001, he was born on July 17, 1954 in Newport News, and was a 1972 graduate of York High School. He attended the Apprentice School from 1975-1980 and was a Master Shipbuilder with Newport News Shipbuilding. He was a member of Lighthouse Worship Center.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Slim and Rose Richardson, and his brother, David Richardson.

Survivors include his wife, Jeralyn Richardson; his daughters, Suzanne Jenkins and Amy Rivongkham; his son, James Richardson II; his stepdaughter, Charlotte Trotter; his stepson, John Jacob Smuda; his brother, Carl Richardson, and seven grandchildren.  

Interment followed in Rosewell Memorial Garden Cemetery.

The family desires that memorial contributions be made to the Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society, P.O. Box 385, Gloucester, Va. 23061.

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