Mrs Sophia Lee Richardson Austin

  • Birth 16 Dec 1963 Macon County, Georgia, USA
  • Death 22 Mar 2011 Montezuma, Macon County, Georgia, USA
  • Burial Montezuma, Macon County, Georgia, USA
  • Memorial ID 78194227

Wife, Mother And Friend.

"Sister Sophia Lee Richardson Austin, age 47, 85 Sidney Lane, Montezuma, Georgia passed March 22, 2011 at Flint River Community Hospital, Montezuma, Georgia.

The funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 P.M., March 28, 2011 at Living Sacrifice No. II Church of God In Christ, Corner of Whiteline Street and River Road, Montezuma, Georgia. Elder Walter Austin, pastor of New Phillip Primitive Baptist Church and Moderator of the Flint River Primitive Baptist Association, will officiate. Interment will follow in Champ Waters Cemetery, Twin Church Road, Montezuma, Georgia.

Sister Sophia Lee Richardson Austin was born December 16, 1963 in Macon County, Georgia to Mrs. Emma Kate Range Richardson and the late George Washington Richardson. She was educated in the public school system of Macon County, Georgia. She was a 1982 graduate of D. F. Douglass High School. At an early age, she join Saint Paul Primitive Baptist Church on February 8, 1983. Sophia was a very easygoing person. She captured her heart to Mr. Henry Alton Williamson on December 4, 1984. To this union, she was blessed with one daughter. In June 1995, she was united in Holy matrimony to the late Charles LaRue Spearmen. To this union, she was blessed with another daughter. In mid 1997, she moved her membership to Mount Calvary Primitive Baptist Church of Andersonville, Georgia. After the death of her husband in 1998. On May 13, 2000, she moved back to her home church (Saint Paul Primitive Baptist Church), Montezuma, Georgia. In June 2000, she met Elder Terry Austin who became the pasto
r of Sa
int Paul Primitive Baptist Church. On August 17, 2007, with the blessings of God, they were united in Holy matrimony. To this union, she was blessed with two stepsons. At Saint Paul Primitive Baptist Church, she served as a clerk and committee for many dedicated years.

After many dedicated years of service, she was employed with Cooper Lighting Company of Americus, Georgia. She was a faithful employee with Cooper Lighting until her health began to fail.

She leaves to cherish her memories a devoted husband of four years, Elder Terry Austin, Montezuma, Georgia; two loving daughters, Trameca Williamson and Karie Spearman, both of Montezuma, Georgia; two stepsons, Dewayne Swarn, Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Terrance Austin (Kim), Cairo, Georgia; two grandchildren, Jordan Williamson and Amari Williamson, Montezuma, Georgia; three step grandchildren, TaCameron Austin, Kymeria Austin and Dezstany Austin, all of Cairo, Georgia; a devoted mother, Emma Richardson, Montezuma, Georgia; six beloved siblings, Walter Richardson, Atlanta, Georgia, Otis Richardson, Montezuma, Georgia, Elder Nancy Lee, Montezuma, Georgia, Mildred Harrison (James), Oglethorpe, Georgia, Georgette Richardson, Forest Park, Georgia and Emma Hall, Oglethorpe, Georgia; six aunts, Patsy Range, Atlanta, Georgia, Katherine Dunham, Oglethorpe, Georgia, Julia Martin, West Palm Beach, Florida, Alice Sherten, Atlanta, Georgia, Thelma Sherten Hall, Atlanta, Georgia and Jess
ie Sher
ten Milner (Henry), Atlanta, Georgia; her Godson, Caleb Range, East Point, Georgia, mother-in-law, Sylvia Austin, Macon, Georgia; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Elder Walter Austin (Deloise), Macon, Georgia, Elder Richard Austin (Ruby), Juliett, Georgia, Valerie Austin, Macon, Georgia, Elder Alonzo Austin (Marian), Riverdale, Georgia, Avis Austin, Macon, Georgia and Todd Austin, Macon, Georgia; a host of loving and caring nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including her church family of Saint Paul Primitive Baptist Church."

Bio by: C. T. Lewis


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  • Created by: Tyler Harris Community Foundation
  • Added: 11 Oct 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 78194227
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mrs Sophia Lee Richardson Austin (16 Dec 1963–22 Mar 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 78194227, citing Champ Waters Cemetery, Montezuma, Macon County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Tyler Harris Community Foundation (contributor 47558398) .