July 31, 2020

Reda Jo (Freeman) Richardson, 95, of Coeburn, went to her eternal home on Sunday, July 26, 2020. She was surrounded by her family in the comfort of her home.

She was born on July 2, 1925 and was a life-long resident of Sandy Ridge, Coeburn, VA.

Reda Jo is survived by her daughter Betsy (Edward) Yaratch and her son Shawnee, special nephew, Chris Freeman.  Grandchildren; Matthew (Mary Sue) Yaratch, Bethany (Dillon) Anderson, Jonathan (Robert Phelps) Yaratch, Latisha (Bryan) Mullins, Anthony (Laura Lee), Engele (Clay) Cockcroft, Cosette (Stan) Wright, Shawn (Don) Meade, and Marlene (Tommy) Akins.  Great-grandchildren; Kelsey, Jacob, Hailey, Ella, Luke, Jordan, Aiden, Gavin, Mason, Quinn, Taylor, Emily, Joshua, Meghan, Jacob, Rebekah, Ethan, Juliette, Eden, Colby, Charlie, Tommy Jr., Randy and Candy.  Great-great-grandchildren; Carter, Brantley, Lincoln, Wade, Austin, Landon, Gage, Owen, Lacey and Georgia.  Great-great-great-grandchild; Riley.

She is predeceased by her husband Vermont, her parents Joseph and Mary, her son Bob and wife, Beverly, her sisters: Gladys Hibbitts, Opal Hamilton; her brothers: Hobart, Chester, Willard, Clyde, Otis and Ralph and Great-great-grandson Dillon Smith.  

Special thanks to her caregivers Gertie, Betty, and Amber.

Reda Jo truly relished in her life as a homemaker; taking care of others, helping anyone who came to her door, and ensuring no one left the table hungry.  She exemplified what it means to be a Proverbs 31 woman; working hard to honor God, being truthful and faithful, loving and praying for others.  She delighted in her vast doll and shoe collection, never wanting to leave the house without a pair of heels.

Due to COVID 19, a public graveside service for family and friends will be held on Saturday, August 1 at 3:30 pm at Edwards Cemetery on Herald Road.  A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN. 38105.
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Sturgill Funeral Homes in Coeburn is in charge of arrangements.