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.