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Mr. Sidney Richardson was born Feb. 14, 1925, in Whitney, Alabama, to the union of Will and Essie Richardson.

Sidney confessed his life to Christ at an early age at Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church of Gadsden. He later joined Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, where he was a faithful member until his death. Sidney was employed with the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. of Gadsden for more than 72 years until his retirement in 2015. While working at Goodyear, he also delivered newspapers for The Gadsden Times for more than 30 years.

He was united in holy matrimony to the late Lynn Rose Crozier, and they spent over 50 years together.

He was a devoted and hardworking father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather.

He leaves to cherish his loving memories: children, Mr. Sidney Richardson Jr., Atlanta, Mr. Zackary (Jackie) Richardson, Mr. Anthony (Deloris) Richardson, Mr. Lester Boozer, Mr. Michael Harris, Mr. Zackary (Linda) Gaddis, Mrs. Verlinda (Arthur) Hood, Mrs. Patricia Leonard, Ms. Judy Richardson, Mr. DeEric Richardson, Mr. Avery Trimble and Ms. Jacquline Higgins, all of Gadsden. He has a host of grandchildren as well as great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many, many dear friends.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Friendship Baptist Church, 234 N. Sixth St., Gadsden. Interment will be at Rainbow Memorial Gardens in Rainbow City.

Public viewing will be from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Gadsden Memorial Funeral Home.

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  • Monday, December 11, 2017
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Gadsden Memorial FH
  • Monday, December 11, 2017
    Always Goodyear Rubber Gang.
    ~ Tony Pogue   Gadsden, AL
  • Thursday, January 18, 2018
    We're sorry to hear about your loss. May you find strength from the words of Psalms 46:1 which reads: "God is our refuge and strength, A help that is readily found in times of distress." What a loving God who cares about each one of us. He didn't intend for us to grow old and die. He thus has made the SURE promise of a resurrection right here on earth when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55;11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your loved ones? What a joy it will bring all of us. You can go online to JW.ORG and find out more about this resurrection.
    ~ R&R Lopez