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Mrs. Rachel Bertha Richardson Faulkner

Sunrise: June 2, 1933
Sunset: February 28, 2019

The Faulkner, Mellish, Williams, Nylander, Richardson, Roberts, Innis, Washington, Smith, and Butler families announce the home-going of our beloved mother, aunt, and cousin Mrs. Rachel Bertha Richardson Faulkner to her heavenly Father. This sad event occurred on February 28, 2019 at the Memorial Herman Hospital at Memorial City in Houston, Texas.

Rachel was born in Virginia, Liberia, West Africa to Thomas Bia-Seh Richardson and Rachel Ann Roberts Richardson. She had five siblings who predeceased her: Lucy Richardson Smith, Francis M. Richardson Washington, James B. Richardson, Hester Richardson Innis, and Ethel Richardson Butler. She was the baby of this union.

Sis Plum, as she was affectionately called, was a devout Christian, an outstanding citizen, a good entertainer, and most importantly, a caring and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and aunt. She leaves to mourn: her husband Mr. Thomas Philip Faulkner, and her four living children Eppie Mellish (Zerbe), JoAn Williams (James), Seh Dimago Faulkner (Mookie), and Magdalene Nylander (Solomon). She also had thirteen grandchildren, great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives, along with countless friends.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:
Wake Keeping:

Friday, March 29, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Living Word Church
16607 Clay Rd.
Houston, TX 77084
(Just west of Hwy 6)

Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 11:00 AM
Living Word Church
16607 Clay Rd.
Houston, TX 77084

Woodlawn Funeral Home and Cemetery
1101 Antoine Dr.
Houston, TX 77055


American Legion – Post 654
3105 Campbell Rd.
Houston, TX 77080

Eppie Mellish – (832) 483-3799
Joan Williams – (832) 687-8782
Seh D. Faulkner – (832) 744-4560
Magdalene Nylander – (832) 724-2194
Zerbe Mellish – (832) 677-6513
Lee Innis – (301) 254-8551

Hotel Accommodation – Special & Negotiated Rates – Book by the 17th
Hilton Houston Post Oak by the Galleria
Ph # (713) 968-1345, Group name: EMM

La Quinta Inn & Suites Houston Galleria Area
Ph # (713) 355-3440

Comfort Suites Houston West at Clay Road
Ph # (832) 467-1200, Group name: Eppie’s Mother