Mr. Jerry Richardson, age 61, of Ailey, died on Friday, October 2, 2020, at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta following a brief illness. Mr. Richardson was a native of Montgomery County and lived most of his life in Ailey. He was self-employed in the construction business and spent most of his adult life as a professional award-winning musician. He performed in New York, Nashville, and locally throughout his career. Most recently, he taught music students, including his prodigy Braden “Peanut” Hardeman. He was a life-long member of Ailey Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon as well as in other capacities. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bennie and Virginia Brooks Richardson, and 1 brother, Robert Richardson.
Survivors include his wife, Leanne Watson Richardson, Ailey; his twin brother, Terry Richardson and his wife Jennifer, Mt. Vernon; 2 stepsons, Matthew Rogers and his wife Priscilla, Macon, and Bradford Rogers and his wife Christy, Forsyth; 3 grandchildren, Lance, Evan, and Emma; 1 sister-in-law, Fran Smith, Ailey; 1 brother-in-law, John Watson and his wife Frances, Buford; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
The family will receive friends at the cemetery on Sunday afternoon from 2:00 until just prior to the service.
A graveside memorial service will be held on Sunday, October 4, 2020, at 3:00 p.m., in Mt. Vernon Memorial Cemetery, with Reverend Dr. Curtis Beaird and Reverend Luis Gonzalez officiating.
Flowers are welcome, or donations may be made to the Dream Center, P.O. Box 307, Vidalia, GA 30475.
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