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The Honorable Joseph G. Richards

It is with great sadness that the Richards, Roberts and Sherman families announce the loss of our patriarch, The Honorable Joseph G. Richards, son of Senator John G. A. Richards and Matilda Roberts Howard Richards.  He passed away peacefully in his 90th year at his home in his beloved Monrovia, Liberia at 4:45 a.m., Wednesday, August 5, 2015.

He was predeceased by all of his siblings, Etta Richards Coleman, Samuel T. A. Richards, John A. Howard, Etmonia Howard King, Nancy Howard Cooper and John H. R. Richards. He leaves to mourn his loss, his loving and devoted wife of 65 years, Anna Sherman Richards; his children, Marbue (Gleneda), Wiyata, Joann (Chauncey), Carl (Alison), Dawn (Joseph); grandchildren; great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. His tenacious spirit will be sorely missed by all who knew him. May his soul rest in perfect peace!

Wake Keeping and Funeral Services:

The body will be removed from A. B. Anderson funeral home on August 21, 2015 at 5:00 PM and taken to the First United Methodist Church, Ashmun Street, Monrovia Liberia for wake keeping.

Viewing of the body and all tributes will be paid at the wake.

Funeral Service starts at 9:30 am on August 22, 2015 at the First United Methodist Church, Ashmun Street, Monrovia Liberia.

Internment follows at his farm on Kakata/Bong Mines Highway.


Anna Richards 011231888191508
Marbue and Gleneda Richards 011231886540093 / 0112318886603852
Wiyata Richards Mensah 011231886540580
Joann and Chauncey Abrams 443-854-4215 / 443-854-4214
Carl and Alison Richards 011233244324607 / 727656-0542
Dawn and Joseph Tolbert 443-415-0007 / 443-415-0008