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Bonnie Mae Richardson

Bonnie-Richardson-PicBonnie Mae Richardson, age 86, of Mena, formally of Hatfield, died Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at the Mena Manor.

She was born on Sunday, July 1, 1928 to Benjamin Preston and Nettie Doshia Yandell Stricklin in Stapp, Oklahoma. Bonnie loved her family and enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. Raising her four sons was her greatest thrill in life. Bonnie enjoyed reading and cooking for her family. Her specialty was pinto beans, cornbread and fried chicken. Bonnie was a member of the Hatfield Freewill Baptist Church for over 45 years where she taught Sunday school and served as Treasurer for many years. Bonnie was a loving mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend and she will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Landon Richardson; one son Lannie Richardson; four brothers Cary, Calvin, Omen and David Stricklin.

Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law Benny and Sherry Richardson of Mena, Ronnie and Beverly Richardson of Mena and Danny and Becky Richardson of Mena; four sisters Claudia Crister of Hooker, Oklahoma, Nettie Jean Snellgrove of Saxie, Texas, Georgia Lou Marchand of California and Edna Pettigrew of Mena; eight grandchildren Kristie Golden of Hatfield, Wesley Richardson of Clarksville, Ronnie Dale Richardson of Mena, Robin Standingwater of Mena, Robin Castor of Mena, Lanisa Harris of Hatfield, Shannon Miller of Hatfield and Jeffery Richardson of Wickes; eighteen great grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be Friday, September 5, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home with Brother Donnie Jewell officiating. Interment will follow in the Six Mile Cemetery in Hatfield. Visitation was Thursday, September 4, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Dale Richardson, Jeffery Richardson, Wesley Richardson, David Harris, Kenny Miller, Dillon Harris, Chad Golden, Richard Castor, and Russell Standingwater. Honorary Pallbearers will be Bonnie’s eighteen great grandchildren.

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