The Mass of Christian Burial for Mrs. Lucy Jones, 82, of Orange, will be Friday, August 16th, 2019 at 11 am at St. Therese Catholic Church.
Entombment will follow at St. Mary’s Mausoleums under the direction of Sparrow Funeral Home.
Visitation will begin at 9 am with a Rosary prayed at 10 am.
Lucy Richard was born December 22, 1936 in Orange, TX to Mr. Theo and Mrs. Beatrice Williams Richard. She summoned by the Angel of Death on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont, TX.
She started her elementary education at St. Therese Catholic School. A 1956 graduate of Emma H. Wallace High School, she met and married the love of her life, Leothus Jones. Lucy retired from the Lutcher Stark Foundation after 30 years of service.
Lucy was a lifelong dedicated member of St. Therese Catholic Church where she wore several hats. She was a Lector, Eucharistic Minister, Usher, and Church photographer. She worked with the Religious Education Department as the First Holy Communion teacher for many, many years. Teaching the youth of St. Therese about their religion was her passion. She was a member and Financial Secretary of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of St. Peter Claver.
When she was not teaching the youth at church, you could find her shopping, that was her true talent. In her younger days, she was considered as one of the best cosmetologists as well as a gifted painter.
Lucy Richard Jones is preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Rev. Leothus Jones, her parents, Mr. Theo and Mrs. Beatrice William Richard, siblings; Geraldine Richard, Rose Richard, Mary Catherine Richard, William Richard, Sr., James Curley Richard, Michael Richard, Vincent Richard, Lee Joseph Richard and Joseph Clarence Richard.
She leaves to cherish her memory, brothers; John Richard, Sr. of Vinton, LA, Gerald Richard (Virginia), Edward Richard and Herman Richard (Mona) all of Orange, TX, sisters; Mary Spears of Angleton, TX, Beatrice Fezia and Margaret Turner both of Orange, TX, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. ffffffff