Margaret Elaine <I>Miller</I> Richardson

Margaret Elaine Miller Richardson

Reddell, Evangeline Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 29 May 2016 (aged 89)
Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas, USA
Burial Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 163725893 · View Source
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Margaret Elaine Miller Richardson passed away peacefully in her sleep Sunday morning, May 29, 2016, after a battle with lung cancer. She was born 12 December 1926, in Reddell, Louisiana, to Cleophas and Isabelle Michot Miller, the fourth of eight children. Raised a Catholic, she along with her brothers and sisters learned the importance of honesty, integrity and customer service while working in the family's General Store. After graduating Vidrine H.S., she attended The University of Southwestern Louisiana, now University of Louisiana, Lafayette, where she earned a B.A. Degree in Foreign Languages. She went on to teach at Pearl River Jr. College in Pearl River, Mississippi, where she met another teacher Charles Ray 'Rich' Richardson, who was to become her husband. They were married in Reddell on November 25, 1948. From there she moved to Corpus Christi, Texas, to be a homemaker and raise five children. Always interested in family history, she became a professional genealogist. She taught genealogy at Del Mar College, helped to found the Coastal Bend Genealogical Society where she was a past president, lectured and gave workshops on genealogy, and edited two genealogical quarterlies. Elaine led many ministries and groups at St. Patrick Catholic Church. She belonged to The Holy Family Guild, Altar Society, Sunday Lunch Bunch, Caring Friends, St. Patrick's Supper Club, Autumn Leaves, taught High School religion, sang in the choir for many years, served as one of the first Lay Reader/Lecturers, and taught hymns before Mass. She was also a member of St. Michael the Archangel Latin Mass Community, the Blessed Sacrament Chapel and Convent Auxiliary, and The Bishop's Guild.

She also belonged to The Daughters of the American Revolution and was a past regent. She earned a medal for Volunteer Genealogist and worked at the DAR Library in Washington, D.C. She was a member of The National Society U.S. Daughters of 1812, and was a past president of the Texas A&M Mother's Club. She enjoyed traveling with Elderhostel and with the Traveling Aggies. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and good friend. She especially enjoyed the many gatherings of her family and friends. Her family and her faith have always been the most important things to her. During many of her last visits with family and friends her message was the same: 'I love you. Keep the faith.'

She is preceded in death by her parents Cleophas Mark Miller and Isabelle Michot Miller, her siblings Eugene Miller, Rita Grace Miller Davis, Roderick Luke Miller, Quentin Burchman Miller, Ludger Mark Miller, and Freida Ann Miller Thomas; her husband of 56 years Charles Ray Richardson, and her sons, Charles Daniel Richardson and Edward Quentin Richardson.

Visitation will be held on Friday, June 3, 2016, from 3:00-5:00 p.m., at Seaside Funeral Home and 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., at St. Patrick Catholic Church with a rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m., that evening.

A Funeral Mass will be recited at 10:00 a.m., on Saturday, June 4, 2016, at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Seaside Memorial Park.

Originally published by the Corpus Christi Caller Times, Thursday, June 02, 2016

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