Edna Richardson

Edna Richardson

Edna Richardson of Woodfield Avenue, Accrington died peacefully on Tuesday 29th June 2021, aged 81 years.

During her life Edna worked as a legal executive for various companies over the years, including Haworth & Nuttall Solicitors, Collier & Graham, Birchall Blackburn and was also the Proprietor of Wills On Wheels until her retirement at the age of 75.

In her spare time and during her retirement she enjoyed volunteering, which suited her generous nature as she loved to give her time to others.  She loved volunteering for her local charity Community Solutions, where she volunteered as a befriender for the past ten years until recently.  In her later years she also was part of the Purl in the Parlour at Elmfield Hall at Gatty Park in Church.

She was also a member of  Brave Church in Oswaldtwistle and also previously Emmanuel Pentecostal Church, where her husband Harry was a Minister for 40 years.

She was also an accomplished artist, formally exhibiting her works locally.  She also enjoyed travelling with her late husband Harry, who she was married to for over 60 years before he passed away in 2019.

Edna’s family were her life and she devoted both time and energy to supporting her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A dearly loved mother of Deborah, Stephen and the late David, a dear mother in law of Craig and Julie, a treasured and loving grandma to Gabrielle, Millie, Katie, Daniel, Hannah, Becky and Jojo, a cherished great grandma of Sophia, George, Harry and Isaac and a good friend to many.

She will be very sadly missed by all her loving family and her friends..

A private funeral service will be held for family and invited close friends only (due to the current Government restrictions).

Donations are being welcomed for Community Solutions North West – Visit me/Support NOW service, that supports people who are alone returning from hospital or who have been bereaved, instead of flowers. Donations will be gratefully received by phone, by post, or by envelope drop off at the funeral home (Accrington or Oswaldtwistle), further enquires to Barton & Hallworth Funeral Service, The Old Foxhill, 136-8 Union Road, Oswaldtwistle. BB5 3DR.  Tel: 01254 390542.

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