Rev. Otis Richardson, Jr.

May 13, 1930 ~ March 12, 2019 (age 88)

Rev Otis Richardson Jr. was called home to be with The Lord on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at his residence in Baltimore, Maryland at the age of 88.

Rev. Otis Richardson Jr. was born on May 13, 1930 to the late Odis (not a typo) Richardson Sr. & Lou Anna Curry-Richardson in Prince George Co., Templeton, Va. Rev. Richardson dedicated his life to being a servant for God. His family attended The First Baptist Church in Petersburg, VA where he accepted Christ at an early age.

Before he received his calling by God, he joined the military at the age of 17. He served in the Korean War and later became military police in Fort Dix, New Jersey. He received an honorable discharge in 1951. He also worked as a police officer with the New Jersey police department before moving on to Baltimore, Maryland. He received his B.A. at The Virginia Seminary and College in 1984. He also attended The Lafayette Academy Preparatory School and the Baptist School of Religion. He held numerous jobs and retied from the State of Maryland in 1994, while employed at Clifton T. Perkins Hospital. Besides working as a corrections officer, he also provided ministerial counseling to both the employees and inmates. After his retirement, he later went on to work at The Woodland Job Corp. During his many years of ministry, he served as an assistant pastor at Faith Baptist Church. While at Faith Baptist Church he also was a member of the Paige Choraleers and the Golden Age Ministry.

Rev. Richardson was an affectionate person who truly, truly loved his family. He was affectionately known as “Uncle Otis” and took a special interest in both of his sisters children. He was always involved in their lives until the day he closed his eyes. When he entered the room or came around all the children straightened up! His favorite food was fried fish. He loved to talk and enjoyed helping people. He loved serving his community, friends and family in many ways throughout his blessed lifetime and there are no words to express how deeply he will be missed. He volunteered in many different capacities in his life doing God’s work and was always ready to lend a listening ear to whoever needed him. His advice always came from a place of love.

In addition to his parents, Rev. Richardson was preceded in death by his sisters Betty (Jesse) Wright of Baltimore, Maryland and Matte (Jessie) Barnes of Petersburg, VA. Brothers: Andrew Lee Richardson of Baltimore, Maryland and Roosevelt (Shirley) Richardson all of Ohio. Rev. Richardson was a loving husband to his beautiful wife Maxine Richardson for 46 years. He was a remarkable example to his children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and all who came into contact with him. He leaves to mourn his loving wife, Maxine Richardson. Children: Vance L Richardson of Trenton, NJ. Myani & Fatuma Richardson of Baltimore, Maryland. Cecilia Pearson (niece/daughter) of Baltimore, Maryland. Grandchildren: Ian Richardson of New Jersey and Bakari Richardson of Baltimore, Maryland. Sister in-law: Helen (Samuel) Wallace of Baltimore, Maryland. Nieces from the Wallace union, Samantha Wallace, Shone Hill and Tiffany Allen. Great- niece: Lakia Bailey-Wallace. Sister-in-law: Lefon Stokes of Victoria Virginia. late brothers in-law: Sylvester Stokes, Alfred Stokes, Carl Stokes, Willies Stokes, Alfonza Stokes and Kyster Stokes of Victoria, VA. Odell Stokes of Baltimore, Maryland. He also leaves to mourn a host of nieces and nephews more like daughters & sons, cousins, family and friends.

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