Benjamin Isaac Richardson was born October 8, 1913 to Elder George and Mamie Richardson in Roanoke, Virginia.
Bishop Richardson peacefully passed from this life into eternity at his home on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at the age of 99 years old.
Bishop Richardson was a World War II Naval War Veteran.
He worked as an independent contractor and interior decorator for many years.
As a teenager, Bishop Richardson was baptized and filled with the precious gift of the Holy Ghost in Steubenville, Ohio.
He was an ordained minister of the Apostolic Faith in Jesus Christ.
Bishop Richardson was founder and Pastor of the Refuge Church of Christ Apostolic Faith for over 40 years.
He was preceded in death by his adopted and natural born children, Ashley, Verna Ann, Lovenia June, Camilla Joy, and Prince Edward. Bishop Richardson is survived by his children, Evonne, Christine Ruth (Darrell) Hathaway of North Carolina, Kimberly Marie, Michelle Campbell, Benjamin W. Jr. of Port Richey, Florida, Gus of Boston, Massachusetts, Christine Dawn of Atlanta, Georgia, Brian Harris, Jessica Mae, Ruth Ann, Martha of Seattle, Washington, David, Christopher, Jacob Richardson, Joyce Richardson; 29 grandchildren;
Bishop Richardson’s youngest and last surviving sibling, Thelma Benjamin and a host of other relatives, friends, and brethren.
Benjamin Isaac Richardson
Date of Birth Wednesday October 8th 1913
Date of Death Wednesday October 10th 2012
October 26th 2012 12:00pm
Location Church of Christ of the Apostolic Faith
1200 Brentnell Avenue
Green Lawn Cemetery
1000 Greenlawn Avenue