Gloria Williams Richardson of Quincy died peacefully Jan. 26, 2009.
She is survived by her beloved husband of 60 years, Jack Richardson.
She was a lifelong resident of Quincy and active member of Centenary United Methodist Church. She graduated from Quincy High School and Gulf Park College in Gulfport, Miss., later attending the University of Florida and graduating with a degree in accounting. Affectionately called "Go-Go," she was a huge Gator fan, before being a Gator fan was fashionable. She was a board member of the Capital Area Gator Club, state officer of the Junior Women's Club, Member of the Circle One of CUMC and previous Sunday School superintendent, having taught Sunday School for over 20 years. She was a volunteer bookkeeper for 20 years for the Quincy Library, and was part owner of Williams Construction and Supply Company, a family business in Quincy.
She loved spending time at her beach home when she wasn't playing her favorite game of bridge with her club, Duplicate Bridge, and several others. She was an eternal optimist who had never met a stranger and defined her life by her service to others.
She is also survived by her daughters, Jan Richardson Rippetoe of Tallahassee, Lynn Richardson Burgess (Jim) of Birmingham, Ala.; grandchildren, Erin Rippetoe Treadwell Tommy) of Destin, Thomas Bennett Rippetoe Jr. of Tallahassee, James Owen Burgess (Chelsea) of Birmingham and Charles Jackson Burgess of Birmingham; great-grandchild, Adriana Rippetoe Ebener of Tallahassee; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services were held at Centenery United Methodist Church in Quincy Jan. 30, with interment at Hillcrest Cemetery.