February 12, 2022, 82, Goldsboro –
Homer Elbert Richardson, 82, having finished his course and kept the faith, received his crown of righteousness from his Lord and Savior on Saturday morning, February 12, 2022. Elbert was born in Wayne County to the late Homer Wesley Richardson and Eula Little Richardson on August 31, 1939. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his children, Kathryn Jo Richardson and James Elbert Richardson; granddaughter, Sara Elizabeth Earp; brother, Harold Douglas Richardson; and nephew, Douglas Richardson.
After graduation from Nahunta High School in 1957, Elbert continued studies at the Newport News Ship Yard Apprentice School. Elbert had a successful career with General Electric in Goldsboro for over 36 years.
Community and service in the church were a top priority for Elbert throughout his life. He held positions as deacon, Sunday School teacher, and worked in many other ministries where he was needed. In later years when he began worshipping at The Bridge in Princeton, he utilized his talents as a member of the American Kentucky Missions, the Golden Chosen Advisory Board, the Prison Ministry, and assisted with the Soup Kitchen Ministry. Elbert went beyond professing Christianity; he lived it.
Elbert was a man known for his unconditional love for people. He was a gracious, kind and generous man who cared about the souls of everyone. Elbert also had a rich love for the Lord and for that reason he served for many years as a Gideon.
Elbert lived a life of dedication to his family and friends, and to his community. He proudly served the Little River Fire Department as a dedicated fireman, chaplain and a member of the board of directors. Although many of Elbert’s happiest times were spent atop a tractor on his farm. He proudly served as the vice-president of the Eastern Carolina Vintage Farm Equipment Club.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home followed by a service to celebrate Elbert’s life at 7:00 p.m. in the chapel with Rev. Andy Stovall and Rev. Chuck Gentry officiating. Interment will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.
Elbert is survived by his wife of 56 years, Betty Seymour Richardson; daughter, Melissa Earp; son, Donald Richardson; special niece, Stephanie Wiggins; and a special friend, Poncho. He is survived by his sisters-in-laws, Margaret Creech, Gail Peacock, and Carol Richardson; brother-in-law, Billy Goff; his k-9 friend, Sophie; and several nieces and nephews he loved very much.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Elbert’s memory to the Kentucky Missions Team, in care of, The Bridge, 188 Whitley Church Road, Princeton, NC 27569.
Services are entrusted in the care of Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.