Patricia Ann Bishop Richard, 74, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at her home in Paradise.
Funeral is 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport with Pastor Mike Haley officiating. Burial will follow at Paradise Cemetery.
Patricia was born May 12, 1939, in Detroit to Mary (Parsons) and Charles Bolivar Bishop. She married Bernard Allen Richard Jr. Aug. 15, 1959, in Garden City, Mich. She was a housewife and a member of Aurora Baptist Church who enjoyed singing at church, both solo and in the choir.
She is survived by her husband, Bernard Allen (Al) Richard Jr.; daughters Victoria Lynn Richard and Bonnie Louise Gilbert and husband, Ron; sons Mark Allen Richard and wife, Paula, and Thomas Charles Richard and wife, Iris; granddaughters Nicole Ray, Amanda Smith, Ashley Ray, Kaylei Ray, Patricia Gilbert, Kristina Richard, Olivia Bean, Tamara Cleek, Teresa Yandell and Jill Richard; grandsons R.J. Gilbert II, Mark Richard Jr., Brandon Richard, Zachary Richard, Keith Bean and Curtis Bean Jr.; great-grandchildren Londyn Smith, Danielle Drummond, Dillon Drummond, Caeson Baker, Maelee Cleek and Laiton Bean; sisters Elizabeth Ballard, Barbara Watson and Charlene Dicer; and brother Charles Bishop II.
She was preceded in death by her parents and stepmother Margaret Bishop Wetzel.