Alvia Richmond

Published 3:45 pm Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Mrs. Alvia M. Richmond left her life journey to be with God on Friday, July 28, 2017. She was born May 21, 1927. Alvia was the first of seven children born to the late Deacon Robert and Daisy Perry of Bogalusa.

She united in holy matrimony to the late Moses Latimore Richmond and to this union three sons were born: Roscoe Noel Richmond, Darryl Ronell Richmond and Michael Angelo Richmond, who preceded her in death. She had two sisters, Janice Watson and Florine Bickham, and three brothers, Archie Perry, Darnell Perry and Wardell Perry, who preceded her in death.

At an early age, she accepted Christ in her life as her personal Master. Later, she united with the Metropolitan Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Schumake, and there she worked untiringly as the musician of the senior choir, worked with the youth and directed many productions, and worked as a teacher, speaker and many other things she rendered her services to.

After completion of high school, she earned her bachelor of arts degree from Southern University in Baton Rouge. She taught in the Bogalusa City School System for 20 years as a first-grade teacher. She touched many young minds. Alvia was a Christian, a beautiful, kind, humble, helpful and inspiring person. She was very gifted and famous with her crocheting and other little hobbies that she loved and enjoyed. Her crocheting will always be remembered in many homes and different places where she touched so many lives. Her legacy will live on, forever and ever.

Surviving to cherish her memories are two sons, Roscoe Noel Richmond of Bogalusa and Darryl Ronnel “Ronnie” Richmond of Indian Harbor Beach, Fla.; four grandchildren, Dr. Tanisha Richmond of Dayton, Ohio, Jasmine Richmond of Bogalusa, Astin Richmond of Hammond, and Jamal (Candice) Richmond of Bogalusa; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Ruthy Perry Stull of Las Vegas, Nev.; sisters-in-law, Claudine Richmond of Oakland, Calif., Edna Richmond Foxworth of St. Louis, Mo., and Sarah Perry of Plano, Texas; a special caregiver, Regina Greely; a special friend, Catherine Martin; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation will be at Cook-Richmond Funeral Home on Thursday, Aug. 3, from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m., with a family hour from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m.

The funeral service will be Friday, Aug. 4, at Bethlehem Baptist Church at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Christopher Matthews presiding.

Interment will follow in the Bogalusa Cemetery.

Cook-Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.