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 https://www.unionchapelbaptist.org/giving.
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 www.facebook.com/stricklandfuneral
Visitation 6-7:30 pm, Tuesday, Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third St., Wendell. www.stricklandfuneral.com