February 14, 1930 - September 23, 2019
Alberta Richardson 89 went home to be with our lord on Monday Sept. 23,2019 due to a long battle with cancer. She was born on February 14th, 1930 in Fayetteville, Arkansas, the daughter of Henry & Marie Funkhauser. She had one brother (Pat).
Alberta grew up in Fayetteville, Arkansas and later moved to Ohio, where she met the Love of her life Donald Richardson Sr. Donald & Alberta were married August 27, 1947. During this marriage they raised five children together (Rita, Donnie, Genie, Anna, & Dana). They remained a loving couple until the passing of Donald Sr. on January 16th, 2004.
Alberta visited a few career paths, but ultimately landed as one of the best beauty consultants that Northeast Ohio has ever had. She worked for May Company, Higbees, & Dilliards collectively for over forty years, where she received multiple awards & recognitions. Alberta had contact with multiple celebrities such as Dick Goddard, Robin Swoboda, Patti Labelle, Usher, & Iman to name a few, but the thousands of people that she met and had some type of effect on is what made her the happiest.
Alberta was one of the most beautiful and caring persons that you would ever want to meet. She often put the needs of others before her own. Alberta freely shared her smile and heart with those she cared for most. Alberta’s smile and soft voice will be missed by many.
Alberta was preceeded in death by her parents (Henry & Marie), Husband (Donald Sr.), Brother (Pat), Children (Rita, Donald Jr., Anna), Grandchild (Damian), Great Grandchild (Ashley). She is survived by Children (William Eugene & Dana Maurice), Eighteen grandchildren and a host of Great & Great Great Grandchildren, nieces and nephews and extended family.