Louise (Wates) Richardson

September 29, 1927 ~ August 18, 2019 (age 91)

Current Services

Homegoing services for Louise (Wates) Richardson will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 11 AM at the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church located at 3084 Mt. Pleasant Rd, Ardmore, OK with Pastor Kirk Rushing officiating. Committal services will follow in the Calvary Cemetery in rural Carter County. Assisting as pallbearers will be Christopher Williams, Andrew Williams, Dominic Williams, Kevin Freeman, Marlon Gordon, and Jonathan Williams.  Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Brother Joseph Herbert, Brother Walker, Brother Gerald Ford, and deacons of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.  Mrs. Richardson’s family and friends will serve as flower bearers.  A wake service will be held on Friday evening from 6-8 at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. Professional services have been entrusted to Tishomingo Funeral Home in Tishomingo.
Louise left this earthly life and stepped into Heaven on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at Mercy Hospital in Ardmore at the age of 91 years, 10 months, & 21 days. 
Louise was born on September 29, 1927 in Berwyn, OK (Gene Autry) to loving parents, the late Leonard Wates & Nora (Roberts) Wates. 
Louise was baptized at Calvary Church in Gene Autry, OK and later became a member and united with Mount Pleasant Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Kirk Rushing.
Louise grew up in Gene Autry and attended and graduated high school in Berwyn, OK. She worked at the restaurant at the Ardmore Air Park and later became a healthcare assistant and had a long career in healthcare.
In her early years Louise enjoyed playing basketball, especially with her family members.
Louise leaves to celebrate and cherish her homegoing:

Jonathan Williams of Springer, OK

Jackie Wates of Los Angeles, CA
Terri Funches & husband Walter of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

James Wates of Ardmore, OK
Leonard Wates of Ardmore, OK

Shirley Wates of Ardmore, OK

Jamil Pugh 
Walter, Jr.
Christopher Williams
Andrew Williams
Dominic Williams

Kimberly Carter
Felicia Williams
Detra Williams
Lauren Funches

Jovan Harris

Special Nieces:
Elaine Carr & husband Terry
Phyllis Freeman
June Freeman

Louise also leaves behind a host of nieces & nephews & other family members & friends.

Louise was welcomed into Heaven by:

Thomas Richardson

Leonard Wates

Nora (Roberts) Wates

James Williams
Levi Williams

Luther, Junior
Willie B.

Claudia Johnson
Freddie Mae
Evelyn Freeman

James Walter Williams, Jr.


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August 23, 2019

6:00 PM
Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church
3089 Mt. Pleasant Road
Ardmore, OK 73401

Homegoing Service
August 24, 2019

11:00 AM
Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church
3089 Mt. Pleasant Road
Ardmore, OK 73401


Calvary Cemetery
Calvary Road
Ardmore, OK 73401

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