Alyce Cowling Richardson

Alyce Cowling Richardson

Wakefield, VA
03.13.1945 - 07.18.2018

Alyce Faye Cowling Richardson, 73, passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2018. Born March 13, 1945 in Newport News, VA, she was the daughter of the late Harvey John and Aralease Munford Cowling. She, along with her high school sweetheart, made their home in Wakefield, VA. She was a faithful member of Wakefield Baptist Church. She was devoted to her church family by volunteering as a Sunday school teacher, aiding during Bible School, and assisting with the Sunshine Seniors program.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 52 years, Keith Gouldman Richardson; two daughters, Natalee Dawn Richardson and husband, Brian Lee Quidley of Kill Devil Hills, NC, and Brandee Richardson Phillips and husband, James Raymond Phillips of Waverly, VA; five grandchildren, Richardson Wake Felts, Gracie Logan Felts, Fallon Quinn Quidley, Aynslee Noelle Phillips, and Aydan Neal Phillips; sister, Ann W. Cowling of Piedmont, SC. She was preceded in death by her brother, Clifford C. Cowling, and sister, Clarice Cowling Adkins.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00pm on Sunday, July 22, 2018 at Wakefield Baptist Church with Rev. Carter Dey officiating. Burial will follow in Wakefield Cemetery. The family will receive friends in the church fellowship hall following the burial. Memorial donations may be made to the Wakefield Baptist Church, P.O. Box 567, Wakefield, VA 23888. The family is being served by R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home, Wakefield chapel. Condolences may be posted at

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Wakefield Baptist Church
104 West Church Street
Wakefield, VA 23888
United States

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Wakefield Cemetery
205 West Church Street
Wakefield, VA 23888
United States


Dear Keith and family -- I am so, so sorry to hear of Alyce's death, and I'm heartbroken. Our friendship, even though a long-distance one for years, was everlasting. I have such wonderful memories of super good times, especially when we were teenagers. I'm so proud to have been her friend. My sincere condolences to all of you.

Kathy Moore Frierson

Dear Keith and family,
Alyce has been in my thoughts and prayers for a lengthy time. She was always the perfect lady, and sweet as they come.
I can remember Keith and Alyce while we all attended Wakefield High. I know that losing Alyce is a tremendous loss as she was irreplaceable.
I have no doubt that Alyce is among the angels in heaven. She is looking down on you, and always walking with you.
Again, my heartfelt sympathy to each of you.

Brenda Layne

The death of a loved one is the most devastating experiences a family can face. At times, the loss may seem unbearable. Please know that there are those who care about you and your family during this difficult time and more importantly Psalm 34:18 tells us that "God is near to those that are broken at heart. We pray that Jehovah the God of all comfort is with the family during this difficult time of grief. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Williams Family

Dear Keith and family. As a cousin in the Richardson family, I am sad to see of Alyce's passing away. I remember her as a lovely young woman, wife and mother. Our family from Suffolk and now Newport News always enjoyed visiting the Wakefield farm. Our sympathy and prayers are with you. Shirley & Aubrey Fitzgerald

shirley richardson fitzgerald

Thoughts & prayers with the entire Richardson family ! She was a beautiful lady & beautiful person! So sorry for your loss!! May your memories give you comfort & strength!

Deborah Britt Banty

Keith, and Family,
Our thoughts are with you during this sorrowful time. I remember Alyce from when Grand daddy Harrison (Rip) would have me with him and he would stop by yours and your parents house. Alyce was such a sweet lady.
Our prayers are with you all and that God will give you comfort that Alyce is at peace and now your guardian angel.
In Christ,
Anne and Mark Harrell

Anne and Mark Harrell

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