Virginia Mae”Monk” Creech Richards

Virginia Mae”Monk” Creech Richards

October 21, 1930 – October 17, 2021

ZEBULON – Virginia Mae “Monk” Creech Richards, 90, passed away on Sunday. She was born in Wake County to the late Clem Creech, Jr. & Ester Whitley Creech. Virginia was a member of the Eastern Star, worked at Westinghouse & later the Wake County School System, from which she retired. She was a faithful member of Union Chapel Baptist Church where she was active in many facets, especially the choir. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 61 years, Donald Richards and brother, Lawrence “Mann” Creech.

She is survived by her daughter, Lou Ann Richards Denton, foster children, Tom Mitchell, Alicia Mitchell brothers, Lelon “Penny” Creech (Julia), Grady Creech (Linda), sister, Doris Price, grandchildren, Heather Samonia (Brett), Hannah Denton (Darrel), adopted granddaughter, Rebecca Barribeau and great grandchildren, Sophia, Eli, Conner, and Rebecca’s children.

Flowers are welcomed or memorials can be made to Union Chapel Baptist Church

Funeral service, 11 am, Wednesday, Union Chapel Baptist Church, 2437 Zebulon Rd, Zebulon, NC 27597. Arrangements are with Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third St., Wendell, NC. Available on

Visitation 6-7:30 pm, Tuesday, Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third St., Wendell.


  • Tammy Augsburger Posted October 18, 2021 11:52 pm

    I remember her from working in the cafeteria at Zebulon Elementary School. She always had a smile on her face and spoke softly to the children.
    My condolences to her family.

  • Jan Yates Posted October 20, 2021 10:25 am

    Rest In Peace Ms Virginia- you will be missed ❤️

  • Betsy Green Posted October 22, 2021 12:12 pm

    Virginia’s picture is the smile that she always had! Such a kind, caring lady! So pleasant! She was loved by her family, especially her daughter, Lou Anne, who was an awesome caregiver!

  • Carolyn Young Posted October 25, 2021 4:33 pm

    Lou Ann,So sorry to hear of your mama’s passing! We were out of town is why I was unable to attend the services! Prayers for you and family!🙏😇❤️🙏

  • Judy Green Teander Posted October 26, 2021 1:54 pm

    I have such fond memories of spending a lot of time with the Creech’s and Pace’s in my “growing up” years on Green Pace Road. I remember looking up to Monk with her beautiful smile and helpful attitude. My sincere condolences to all members of Monk’s family. I know you’ll miss her greatly.

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