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Obituary for Ernest Lester Richardson

Ernest Lester Richardson, 72, of 2276 West Giles Rd., Chatham, Va., passed away Monday, September 25, 2017, at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was born April 6, 1945, in Danville, Va. to the late Doris Richardson and the late William Richardson. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Diana Herndon Richardson; and his son, John Thomas Richardson. Mr. Richardson proudly served his country in the US AirForce. He worked with Verizon for over 30 years prior to his retirement. Mr. Richardson was a member of First Baptist Church in Ashland, Va.

He is survived by his sister, Linda R. Giles and husband, John; his niece, Julie G. Bugger and husband, Justin; and his great niece, Holly Bugger, all of Chatham.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 30, 2017, at Norris Mt. Hermon Chapel, with Dr. Hank Meadows officiating.

The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, prior to the service at the funeral home, and at other times at the home of his sister, Linda Giles, 289 Green Rock Branch Rd., Chatham, Va.

The family respectfully requests memorial donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011 (

Norris Funeral Services, Inc. & Crematory, Mt. Hermon Chapel, 3995 Franklin Tpke., Danville, Va. is respectfully serving the Richardson family. Online condolences may be made at

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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - Mount Hermon Chapel

3995 Franklin Turnpike
Danville, Virginia 24540

Memorial Service




2:00 PM
Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - Mount Hermon Chapel

3995 Franklin Turnpike
Danville, Virginia 24540

Memorial Contribution

Alzheimer's Association

308 Craghead Street
Suite 104
Danville, VA 24541

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