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Ernest Edward "Eddie" Richardson

• Mar 9, 2020 at 11:15 AM

Ernest Edward "Eddie" Richardson, age 74, went home to be with the Lord peacefully at the home of his loving daughter on Friday, March 6.

He was preceded in death by his parents Walter Brownlow Richardson and Daisy Peters Richardson, an infant sister Etta Mae, and a brother John Wesley Richardson. Eddie worked for many years at Mapes Piano String Company in Elizabethton. He was a long time member of East Side Freewill Baptist Church and then Eternal Life Missionary Baptist Church. Eddie was an avid deer hunter. He liked Tennessee football, loved hotdogs, and always enjoyed special fishing trips with his son.

Those that remain who will love and miss him every single day are his two children who were the bright spots in his life, Lisa Richardson Cipy and Chad Richardson, and one granddaughter, Brittney "Alex" Cipy Joyner, two nephews Randy and Danny Richardson, and a niece, Tammy Troutman, and a brother-in-law who was more like a son, Kevin Lipford. Others who share special memories

with Eddie are first wife and mother of his children, Susan Ellison, Abagayle Cable, Ricky Evans, Jane W. Richardson, Bob Rasnick, and Gregory Hilton.

The family would like to express their greatest appreciation for the amazing staff who became like family to Eddie at Smokey Mountain Clinic of Davita, especially Penny Jones, during his extended illness.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, 2020 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Pastor Brandon Young, of, Harmony Baptist Church, officiating. Emily Howard will be providing the music for the service. Graveside Service and Interment will be at 11 a.m.,Thursday, March, 12, 2020 in Blevins Cemetery. Active Pallbearers who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:20 a.m. will be: Waymon Carrier, Randy Richardson, Ricky Evans, and Kevin Lipford. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:20 a.m. to go in procession to the cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at our web-site www.memorialfcelizabethton.com.

Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Richardson Family.

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