Ginnie Dawn Richardson

Ginnie Dawn Richardson

Suffolk, VA

Ginnie Dawn Richardson, passed away on October 1, 2018. Born in England, she was the daughter of the late John and Lucy Salter. She was a loving and devoted wife to Bob and was fiercely loyal to all she loved, and was always kind and giving. She is predeceased by her sister and brother-in-law, Diana and Tom Newton.

Ginnie was a member of Suffolk Christian Church. She formally taught the Beginners Sunday School Class and directed the Children’s Choir. She also enjoyed singing in the church’s choir.

She worked for Dillard’s where she received the Pacesetter Award for having the leading sales with Estee Lauder. In December 1996, she became a proud United States Citizen.

Besides her husband, Bob, Ginnie is survived by her stepchildren, Bobby Richardson (Karen), Martin Richardson, Audrey Page Bosselman (David); grandchildren, Ryan Richardson (Gabby), Abby Mowry (Eric), Megan Meyers (Cole), Brian Bosselman, Hunter Bosselman (Alex); great-grandson, Jack Mowry, of whom she was so proud; brother, John Salter (Caroline) of Whitney, England; and niece, Alesia Cerza (Richard) of Chesapeake.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, October 5, 2018, at 11 am in the R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, 509 W. Washington St., Suffolk, by the Rev. Michael D Halley. Burial will be private. The family will receive friends in the funeral home on Thursday, October 4, 2018, from 7 to 8:30 pm. Memorial donations may be made to Suffolk Christian Church, 216 N. Main St., Suffolk, VA 23434. Condolences may be registered at 

The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of Sentara Obici Hospital ICU unit for their kindness and compassion.


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R.W. Baker & Company Funeral Home
509 W Washington St
Suffolk, VA 23434
United States

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R.W. Baker & Company Funeral Home
509 W Washington St
Suffolk, VA 23434
United States


Suffolk Christian Church
216 N. Main St.
Suffolk, VA 23434
United States


Ginnie spent her days making women feel gorgeous and lifting their spirits on days when they felt sad or blue. I was blessed to have been one of those women for many years. Her smile and her warmth wrapped themselves around you and brought joy to an ordinary day. I am sure the flowers are drooping a little as they mourn her loss. I am also sure she is making heaven's angels a little more beautiful today. Rest in peace, my dear friend.

Sandy Williams

My sincere condolences goes out to the family during this difficult time. May you find a measure of comfort in God's promise at Revelation 21:3,4 where we look forward to a time when there will be no more pain and death any more.  For additional comfort please visit this website:….


Bob, Audrey Page, and Bobby, I am so sorry for your loss. Though I personally did not know Ginny, I knew of your great love and devotion to her when you spoke her name. She had a smile that was sincere to all she met. My prayers are with you all and your families.

Susan Simpkins

Bob, we want to express our sympathy and let you know that our thoughts are with you and your family.

Ralph and Carolyn

Ralph and Carolyn Woodard

My condolences to Bob and her family. I knew Ginnie from my time alongside her at Dillard's behind the counter at Estee Lauder, and she never failed to make everyone laugh and feel beautiful! She taught legions of women and we all loved her! Such a lovely lady who will be dearly missed.

Amy Callis

Audrey Page and family,
Sending our love and prayers.

Susan Perry & family

Dear Bob and Family,
On behalf of the City of Suffolk Treasurer's Office, I want to extend to you and your family our sincerest sympathy on the loss of Ginnie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
Ronald H. Williams, City Treasurer and Office Staff

Ronald H. Williams

Bob and family, very sorry to hear of Ginnie's passing and I know there are no words that can immediately aleviate the pain and loss you and the family are experiencing. Please take solace from the many friends who are praying for your comfort and strength and lean not on your own understanding but find comfort that Ginnie is singing with the angels in heaven. Many thoughts and prayers are going out for you my ole friend.....reflecting on fond memories will bring peace.... God bless you and your family!

Gary Matthews

Rest In Peace gin, I will always remember you, I hope bob has peace in his heart, because I know he loved you dearly.

Ronnie davis

My sympathy to your family on your loss of Ginnie. My prayers are with you.

Pam Eure Geiss

Bobby & Family: You have our deepest sympathy in your loss. Gin was a beautiful lady inside and out. She was so fortunate to have you in her life as you were to have her. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. May God Bless and be with each of you.

Durwood & Carolyn Scott

I am so sorry for the Richardson family for you loss Virginia was my Aunt for many years and I remember spending much time at her home. She was kind and loving and I pray for comfort in your time of loss. And I will cherish the memories.

Valerie Pennell

Please know that you and family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Barbara enjoyed seeing Ginnie at Dillards and we always enjoyed your visits to Smith Optical. She was always so upbeat and smiling.

Tony & Barbara Pivinski

Bob, I worked with Ginny for many years with Estée Lauder. I worked during the days at Cheasapeake Sq. She would have a Sun dinner spread of food for her clients and makeup artists , which I was one of,for her huge events. I just worked with her at Dillard’s in Aug. I have some good pictures of her from that day I would love to send you. If you email me a number, I will text or email them to you. I am so very sorry for you & am so saddened to hear this news today! Nancy

Nancy Roberson

I just learned of Gennie’s passing
Such sad news
Many memories of times past
We never know what life holds for us
Bob, may you and your family find peace and share all your treasured memories


Bill Darden

Prayers for Bob and her family. She was such a precious lady. I’ve known Ginny since her Miller and Rhodes days at Tower Mall. She was always so sweet and had a smile that would brighten anyone’s day! She taught my girls how to do their makeup and we visited her every Friday when she was at Chesapeake Square.

Cindy Jones

I just found out about Ginnie’s passing last week. The world has lost a truly beautiful person. She always was so uplifting and positive. I met her through Ester Lauder at Chesapeake Square Mall and Followed her to Patrick Henry Mall. I always looked forward to her calls and meetings. My deepest sympathies for you and your family.

Nancy Poarch

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