Jacqueline “Jackie” Elaine Richardson (nee Gregory) of Steelville, Missouri was born in Steelville, Missouri on Tuesday, January 27, 1931 to John and Myrtle (Abrams) Gregory and passed away on Monday, August 5, 2019 at the age of 88 years, 6 months and 9 days.
Jackie attended Steelville Schools. She had accepted the Lord and attended First Baptist Church of Wildwood in Wildwood, Missouri.
She married Homer Halbert in 1947.
She later met Donald H. Richardson, while they both worked at Kroger. They married on February 19, 1955 in St. Louis, Missouri.
In their younger years, Jackie and Don loved to go dancing and do what Don calls the “Steelville Stomp.” They also enjoyed going boating and water skiing and were known on the river as the “Pyramid Kids” since they loved to build pyramids and go ski jumping.
Jackie was very active with children’s church, Vacation Bible Schools and AWANA. She worked as a preschool teacher at Bonhomme Presbyterian Preschool. Jackie had a beautiful voice and loved to sing. She used to sing country music in a band with Roy Queen, sang every Saturday morning on KWRE Radio in Troy, Missouri and also sang with the Lester Family for many years. Jackie loved gospel music and playing the piano. She was an avid shopper and loved fashion.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Myrtle Abrams; parents-in-law, Harvey and Myrtle (Sanders) Richardson; siblings, Olive (Harry) Bright, infant sister Mary Gregory, Albert “Bus” Gregory, Raymond (Rita) Gregory, Carroll (Bea) Gregory and Lee (Bill) Dortch; brothers-in-law, Harvey “Rich” Richardson, Jim (Loretta) Richardson and Robert (Merle) Richardson; sisters-in-law, Juanita Martin, Norma Richardson, Betty Richardson, Dorothy Arenz and Rita Richardson.
She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Donald Richardson of Steelville, Missouri; daughters, Rhonda Halbert Richardson of Creve Coeur, Missouri and Randie (Tommy) Sanders of Sullivan, Missouri; grandchildren, Donnie Berg of St. Louis, Missouri, Douglas (Berg) Neuse of Chesterfield, Missouri, Elizabeth (Nick) Flint of Jersey City, New Jersy, Cassie (Josh) Wineinger and Ashleigh (Casey) Johnson, both of Eureka, Missouri and Macie (Josh) Jenkins of Hopkinsville, Kentucky; step grandson, Isaac Sanders of Steelville, Missouri; great grandchildren, Justin, Trevor and Arden Neuse, Griffin and Cassidy Flint, Olivia, Rylen and Jaxon Wineinger, Addison and Beau Johnson and baby girl on the way Sloan Jenkins; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at the First Baptist Church of Wildwood, Wildwood, Missouri.
Funeral service was at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 9, 2019 at the First Baptist Church of Wildwood in Wildwood, Missouri with Pastor Eric Winslow officiating.
Burial was at 4 p.m. at the Steelville Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.