Janice Marie Hall Richardson was born on August 9, 1951 in St. Louis, MO to the union of William B. Sr. and Margree Hall. Both her mother and father await her arrival in the kingdom of Heaven.
Janice was a devoted Christian and a member of West Presbyterian Church for over 50 years. During Janice’s Christian journey, she chaired a variety of committees. But her passion was the food pantry. Janice was an active and dedicated Elder at West Presbyterian Church up until the church’s closing. She used her angelic voice often at the church whether it was by blessing the membership as a voice in the choir, consoling families by expressing condolences at the passing of loved ones, or just offering a kind, caring, complimentary, and/or encouraging word on a regular basis.
Janice was educated in the Saint Louis Public Schools system, attending Carver, Dozier, Long and then completing her elementary studies at Enright Middle. She entered the halls of Soldan High School (becoming a proud tiger) and graduated in the infamous class of 1969.
During Janice’s high school tenure (around the age of sweet sixteen), she met the love of her life “Mr. Larry D. Richardson.” This courtship lead to holy matrimony in 1975 and was nurtured and cultivated for more than 45 years. A true blessing of endless love. Literally “Until death do us part.”
After graduating from high school, Janice entered the workforce seeking employment at places like Procter & Gamble and Sears Roebuck. But Janice knew that she had so much more to offer. As a result, she pursued a degree at Lindenwood University and obtained a B.S. Degree.
Janice utilized her education skills, talent, charming personality, and sweet demeanor to launch a position and career at Western Electric (later renamed Lucent Technologies) in the Human Resources department for many years. In 2001, she issued herself the ultimate pink slip marked “Retired.”
Being retired, and quite active in her church, traveling abroad for the presbytery, spending quality time with “Larry D” and occasionally hanging out with friends still left a void. So she became a member of the mighty “Pink and Green” Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Gamma Omega Chapter. Janice felt a sense of satisfaction being able to exemplify the high standard and image of an Alpha Kappa Alpha Lady.
Janice Marie Hall Richardson lived a very full and enriched life serving others. She embodied “service to all mankind.” Her affiliation with her family, husband, church, sorority and different boards and committees that she sat on gave her the necessary platforms to fulfill her purpose in life.
On Sunday, January 31, 2021, Janice transitioned from labor to reward at home in the presence of her faithful and loyal husband. She will be immensely missed. However, we do recognize that earthly loss is Heaven’s gain.
Janice leaves to cherish these precious memories: a loving and devoted husband: Larry D. Richardson, three caring and committed sisters, Louise Woods, Jacqueline Childs, and Linda Hall, one nurturing and concerned brother, William B. Hall, Jr. (Jane), two sisters-in-law, Willa J. Nelson and Lorraine Richardson, one brother-in-law, Frederick Richardson (Myrna), nieces, & nephews, great-niece & nephews, great-great nieces & nephews, and a host of cousins and friends. Extended family: Godchildren: Ryan Michelle Bathe Brown, John N. Shivers, Melissa Oliver, Melinda Oliver, Justin Bell, Jasmine Bell, and special daughter, Dr. Amelia Hicks.
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