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Susie B. Richardson

November 9, 1935 ~ November 10, 2018 (age 83)
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Susie Bailey Richardson was born on November 9, 1935 in Brunswick, Georgia born to the late, Henry Dixon Bailey and Laura Boston. Mrs. Richardson met and married Alfred E. Richardson, Sr. in Hackensack, N.J. on August 9, 1954 and to this union two children, Alfred E. Jr. and Sharon were born. Her dedication and love to her family will always be remembered. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. Susie was a graduate of the Lincoln School of Nursing in Bronx, NY and she completed numerous post-graduate courses; and continued her education attending seminars related to teaching, nursing, general health care, and other people oriented subject areas at several different schools. As a Registered Nurse, she was a Nursing Supervisor on the Neurological Ward, at the Montiefiore Hospital and Medical Center in Bronx, NY. While living in Schenectady, NY, Mrs. Richardson was employed by the U.S. Veterans Administration Hospital Center in Albany, NY as a Nursing Instructor where she taught and supervised Nursing Assistants in the hospital’s training program, and was a Nursing Instructor in the clinical and classroom settings for Practical Nursing and Nursing Assistant students for the Man power Development and Training Center in Albany. While living in several other cities across the country, Mrs. Richardson spent a number of years in private duty nursing service with Medical Personnel Pools in Rochester, NY, Milwaukee, WI, Pittsburgh, PA, and Columbus, OH. With these organizations she performed private duty nursing service at local hospitals and health care facilities, and with individual patients in their homes or health care facilities. In Pittsburgh, she was a member of the Board of Directors of the Nurses Professional Registry, Inc. and served as the Secretary of the Board for 8 years. Mrs. Richardson enjoyed volunteering at a local assisted living residence home where she provided adult education, health education support services. She also provided support services for people with medical or social issues and worked with children in a formal reading program in the Durham Community. She was recognized as the Mother of the Year by one of her volunteer organizations. At a visit to the White House the President of the United States recognized her for her outstanding volunteerism by the presentation of the 1993 President’s Volunteer Action Award. Mrs. Richardson was a long time member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church where she served as the secretary of the nurses board. She was also the adult education teacher for the church. Mrs. Richardson departed this life on November 10, 2018. She is survived by husband, Alfred E. Richardson, Sr.; children, Alfred E. Richardson Jr. and Sharon Burkes (her loving husband Gabriel); grandchildren, John Giovanni-Burkes, Chance Bailey Burkes, Roman Gabriel Burkes, Tiger Amadeus Burkes, Caleb Race Burkes, Garon Alfred Burkes, and Michael Montini; GreatGrandchildren, Sophia Marie Burkes and Jay Giovanni Burkes; sister’s Gussie Langston and Vera Chaney nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and many friends.

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