Mary Frances Irick Richards

August 17, 1939 – April 5, 2018

Mrs. Mary Frances Richards entered into rest Thursday, April 5, 2018, loving wife of the late Mr. Robert Leslie “Bob” Richards, Sr.

Upon graduating from Coker College with a Business Education degree she taught at Butler High School the first year it opened. Her hobbies included reading, gardening and most importantly spending time with her family.

Family members include sons: Robert L. Richards, Jr. (Kim), Kenneth B. Richards (Kim), and Kevin I. Richards (Victoria); brother: Virgil “Sonny” Irick; Niece: Julie Irick; Nephew: Jonathan Irick (Jen); grandchildren: Taylor D. Richards, Robert L. Richards, III, Caroline E. Richards, and Catherine I. Richards. She was preceded in death by her parents Virgil and Frances Irick.

The funeral service will be Monday, April 9, 2018, 11:00 A.M. at Wesley UMC with Rev. Greg Porterfield officiating. Burial will follow at the Liberty UMC cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be: Brent Richards, Brian Richards, Robert Richards and Michael Newman.

The family would like to acknowledge the residents and staff at the Benton House and the entire staff at Harrington Park for their compassionate care and kindness.
In lieu of flowers charitable donations may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church, 825 N. Belair Road, Evans, GA 30809 or Liberty United Methodist Church 2040 Liberty Church Road, Hephzibah, GA 30815.

The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. at
Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484. Please sign the guestbook at