- 75 years old
- Date of birth: Feb 13, 1940
- Date of passing: May 14, 2015
Dear friends and family,
A memorial service for Jo was held on August 22, 2015, at Saint Paul's United Methodist Church, 1700 N. Meridian Rd., Tallahassee, Florida.
We created this site as a place to share memories of Jo. We have posted photos of her in the "Gallery" section -- if you have photos, we would love it if you would share them. You can upload them in the Gallery by clicking on "Add Photos." If you have memories of Jo, you are welcome to share them in the "Stories" section. You can also leave a note in the "Leave a Tribute" box.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any difficulty navigating or using the website.
Donations may be made in memory of Jo to Saint Paul's UMC at the address above.
Contributions in her memory may also be made to the Heritage Hills ministry toward a project to build a home for orphaned children in Honduras. Donations are tax deductible. Checks may be made out to "Heritage Hills" and sent to:
3123 Hunsucker Lane NW
Brookhaven, MS 39601
Peter Richardson, Hope Richardson and Ben Ramage
"I'm so grateful to Donna Corbin for sending me the link to Jo's memorial. These photos are just wonderful, showing a full, happy life! When we moved to Blountstown in 1987, we had our five year old, Jennifer, and were expecting our next child, Caroline. Soon after the baby was born, Jo called me, out of the blue. She introduced herself on the phone and made the connection that we attended the same church. We were still so new, I could not place her. But she went on. "My daughter Hope is our only child," Jo said. "My husband Peter and I would really like Hope to get to know your children, get to know what taking care of a baby is all about, so that when she's of babysitting age, she'll be ready. Could we come over sometime and help you with yours?" Jo was so sweet on the phone, but still a stranger to me. So I called Donna and asked her about Jo. Donna glowed about the family, about their faith, their genuine love for people. I called Jo back and we arranged for her and Hope to come over, and sure enough, I felt like I had always known her. Jo exuded love, and that's the way I met your family. God bless you as you continue to honor her memory in countless ways."
"I knew Jo through United Methodist Women at Saint Paul's United Methodist Church and through the many other areas in which she served. I was privileged to work with her through the Blood Drive held quarterly at Saint Paul's. She touched so many lives through her many acts of kindness. Such a sweet spirit! May God surround all of you and hold you in His care. That is my prayer! Blessings to one and all for the days ahead."
"What a loss, but what a legacy your mom leaves. Hope, her memory will continue to inspire all of us to strive to always be at our best. I am praying for our Heavenly Father to wrap His arms of love around you and your family and give you strength and comfort."
"Jo was my first friend when I moved to Tallahassee in 2007. She was one of the kindest people I ever met. Like my sister said, Jo visited our mother weekly during the eight months she was in a nursing home. I miss visiting with Jo over the backyard fence, sharing food, especially Jo's pumpkin roll, and most of all her phone calls. "Joyce, this is Jo" is how all her calls began. Rest in peace my friend."
"Jo was a very sweet lady. When my Mother was in the nursing home she went to visit her each week even though Mother didn't remember her. I miss seeing her on my visits to Tallahassee. Peter, you and your family are in my prayers"
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