Dorothy Marie Richardson, 90, passed away on 01 May 2022 at her home in Fort Worth, TX. She was born on February 27, 1932, in Leonard, TX to Joe and Riffie (Broyles) Chennault.
Dot grew up in Bonham, TX. She graduated from Ector High School in 1948 as the Salutatorian of her class.
Dot married Ben in 1948 in Bonham, TX. The next day they made the move to Fort Worth, TX. They were happily married for 48 years. Dot was a beautiful and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She was strong and confident in her Christian faith. She loved Jesus and knew that one day she would be in Heaven with Him and Brother Ben. She was always happy and laughing, her smile would light up any room. She enjoyed a good game of Texas Hold ‘em or Texas Rummy and trips to the slot machines. She was always so spirited and fun to be around. She was the matriarch of an ever-growing family whom she loved and adored greatly.
Dot was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Riffie Chennault; her husband Ben Richardson; her 4 brothers, Joe “Cotton”, Bill, Bob and Ben Chennault and her son, Joe Michael Richardson.
Dot is survived by her daughter Elaine (Mickey) Hill; daughter Susie Lowrance; son Lowell Richardson; daughter in law Brenda Rockstroh; her 11 grandchildren India (Jeff) Soares, Michelle (Stephen) Grzybowski, Stephen Lee Richardson, Marissa Barksdale, Katie (Jeff) Frazier, Rose (Curtis) Harlow, Suzi (Greg) Polson, Joey Richardson, Ben (Brianna) Richardson, Cecilia (Jesse) Thomas and Riffie (Maya) Freemantle ; her 19 great-grandchildren Corey, Jarek, Ayden, Desmond, Issac, Jolie, Miera, Declan, Stevie, Joley, Liam, Cody, Lennon, Charlotte, Charleigh, Ivy, Caleb, Harrison and Caitlyn; her sister-in-law Ruth Chennault; her beloved terrier Mollie, plus many many more loved family members.
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