Carolyn Strickland Richardson

Carolyn Strickland Richardson

Carolyn Richardson

March 8, 1948 – August 22, 2022

WENDELL – Carolyn Strickland Richardson was born March 8, 1948, to Millard and Pauline Strickland in Johnston County.  She and Bobby Richardson got married on March 8, 1970 and enjoyed 52 years together.  They served as pastor and wife in several churches in North Carolina, Virginia, and Florida.  They also spent 9 years as director of Missions for Seminole Baptist Association in Florida.  Carolyn gave birth to three children, Elizabeth, Robert, and Chris.  She was a Godly woman and a tremendous prayer warrior.  She sent birthday and anniversary cards to hundreds of people that she became friends with over the years.  People loved her greatly and she loved and prayed for them regularly.

Carolyn is survived by her husband Bobby Richardson, Daughter Elizabeth Lathan, Son Rob and his wife Jessica and two daughters, Madelyn and Marlee, and son Chris Richardson.  She is also survived by her brother, Keith Strickland and sister, Sandi Rennie and their families.

Flowers welcomed or memorials may be made to Open Door Haiti Missions, PO Box 950458, Lake Mary, FL or Carolyn Richardson Trust Fund c/o Florida Baptist Foundation, 8383 Baymeadows Way, Jacksonville, NC, 32256.

Funeral service 3 pm, Friday, Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory Chapel, 211 W. Third St. with visitation from 1:30 – 2:45 pm, prior to the service and other times at the home.




  • Susan Eardley Posted August 24, 2022 5:00 pm

    I loved Ms. Carolyn. She never failed to send us anniversary cards and birthday cards for each of our family members. She never failed to pray with me and for my family. She will be greatly missed.

  • Debra Williford Posted August 24, 2022 5:31 pm


  • Worth & Gail Hinton-Brown Posted August 24, 2022 7:27 pm

    Carolyn was a very sweet and loving person. She was a great prayer warrior. Loved her church familes, always sending card to everyone. . She will be missed dearly. May God bless her family and keep them safe.

  • Antioch Baptist Church members Posted August 24, 2022 7:29 pm

    Praying for her family.

  • Antioch Senior adult Sunday School Class Posted August 24, 2022 7:33 pm

    Praying for the family. God bless!

  • Linda Upchurch Allen Posted August 25, 2022 7:28 am

    Bobby, so sorry to hear of Carolyn’s passing. I had not seen her since we graduated high school. I tried to contact her several years ago through a church in Florida but never heard back. Carolyn, Zelma Batten and I were called the “Three Stooges” in high school. So ironic that we all three ended up as pastors’ wives. We will have a glad reunion in heaven one day. Praying you and the family find peace and comfort in knowing you will see her again.

  • Linda Upchurch Allen Posted August 25, 2022 8:17 am

    please extend my condolences to Bobby and his family.
    Thank you.
    Linda Upchurch Allen
    Lee’s Summit, Missouri

  • Patricia Phelps (aka Patricia Thomasson) Posted August 25, 2022 8:20 am

    So very sorry for your loss. She will be greatly missed by so many.

  • BRUCE JOHNSON Posted August 25, 2022 10:35 am


  • Evita Bizzell Posted August 25, 2022 10:38 pm

    So sorry to hear of Ms Carolyn’s passing. Much love to her family. She and Pastor Bobby were an asset to our church and our lives.

  • Rhonda Brown Scott Posted August 26, 2022 9:34 am

    Prayers sent to the family during this time. Mrs. Carolyn was a jewel and will greatly be missed by all she knew. We are sadden of her passing but can rejoice to know one day we will see her again with no pain or suffering. She and Pastor Bobby were loved by so many and touched many many people over the years. Thank you for sharing Mrs. Carolyn with our Antioch family. She will forever be in our hearts. Hugs to the family.

  • Debi (Wilkins) Hawkins Posted August 26, 2022 12:54 pm

    I have sweet memory of Carolyn as a Godly Woman, Great Lady and Loving Wife to Pastor Bobby-
    This World was most Blessed and made a better place because she passed through it-

  • shirley c. alford Posted August 28, 2022 1:40 pm

    Our prayers to you Bobby and family. I worked with Carolyn a long time ago at the Commision for the Blind. She was a special co-worker. My husband Jesse Alford and you, Bobby went to school together. It sounds like you all have had a blessed life. We have too.

  • Carolyn Parrish Young Posted September 1, 2022 10:45 am

    Bobby – so sorry to find that Carolyn passed away.. I was in her class at school and had not heard from her in years. I am sure your family will sorely miss her. May her memory live long in your heart.

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