Ethel Richardson firstborn of Plummer & Laura Richardson
Plummer Benjamin Richardson WW I; my grandfather
Richardson’s Funeral Home established in 1918
Irene Richardson and unidentified suitor
Daniel Richardson in his casket
Lucien Richardson WW II
An older Bernice Richardson
These are the children of Plummer Alston Richardson and Laura Battle Richardson. There are two more daughters for whom photos were unavailable for this post. Laura Richardson is not available. Gertrude Richardson is not available. Gertrude Richardson married musician Ernie Freeman. They had several children, one of which was the grammy winning arranger Ernie Freeman who arranged Frank Sinatra’s “Strangers In The Night.” He also arranged for Vicki Carr and other famous singers.
Richardson’s Funeral Home is now a fourth generational business. It was run by my grandfather, Plummer Benjamin Richardson. The business was expanded by my uncle Plummer Armstead Richardson. My cousin Herbie Richarson is also wealthy being invested into and running the first “colored” funeral homes in North Carolina; established in the year 1918.