Samuel Louis Richardson Sr.
November 25, 1922 - January 04, 2021
Samuel Louis Richardson Sr., affectionately known as "SL" was born to the late Judge Richardson and Verley (Richardson) Funderburg on November 25, 1922 in Birmingham, Alabama. God called him to eternal rest on January 4, 2021 at the blessed age of 98 years old.
Samuel accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church in Birmingham, Aabama under the leadership of the late Reverend Milton Sears. He attended the Birmingham Public School system graduated from Ullman High School. Samuel joined the United States Army in February of 1943. After his honorable discharge he united in holy matrimony to Jane A Love and this union seven children were born.
In 1951 he relocated his family to Omaha, Nebraska. Samuel found employment at the Armor Packing House where he worked for thirty plus years and was a foreman on the kill floor. He also worked as a chef at the Fireside restaurant for many years and also as a cook at the Revolving Door Deli in the Westroads Mall. Samuel was an entrepreneur with his wife Jane, owning their restaurant located in south Omaha named after her called "Janie's". He was also the co-owner of Ladd's Service Station on 30th and Bedford.
"Deacon Sam" was a member of Pilgrim Baptist Church for 60 plus years where he served in the following ministries during his time: Deacon, Trustee, Usher, Culinary lead Chef, Sunday School Teacher, Finance, and Transportation.
Samuel was preceded in death by his wife Jane A Richardson, two sons: Lee E Richardson, and Larry S Richardson; four brothers and two sisters.
Samuel leaves to cherish in his memory four daughters: Regina Lowery, Lula M (Robert) Edwards, Gayle A Evans, Darlene Hunter and a son Samuel L Richardson Jr.; one brother Robert Earl (Mary) Funderburg; 16 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, 29 great-great grandchildren; a host of loving and devoted nieces and nephews, extended family, friends, and the Pilgrim Baptist Church family.