RICHARDSON, DAVID RAY SR., of Andrews,
The Rev. David Ray
Richardson, Sr., 74, of Andrews, SC, beloved husband of Donna (Hancock)
and widower of Barnell (Floyd) went to be with the Lord on Friday evening,
September 9, 2016. He ministered for over 52 years in the International
Pentecostal Holiness Church. For the past 27 years, he served the
Holy Trinity Pentecostal Holiness Church in Andrews, SC, in the community
of Puncheon Creek, and as the Andrews District Elder in the South Carolina
Conference IPHC. Davidalso served several other pastorates throughout his
ministerial career: Ruhamah and Smyrna PHC (Georgia Conference),
Willow Oaks PHC, Memphis, TN (Tri-State Conference), Christian Heritage
PHC, Daytona Beach, FL and Associate Pastor of Trinity Chapel, St. Augustine,
FL (Sonshine Conference).
In addition to serving as
pastor, David also held numerous leadership positions within the IPHC in
each conference. He was the Lifeliners Director for the Georgia Conference.
He served as the Christian Education director for the Tri-State Conference,
and was the Secretary of the Sonshine Conference (Florida). He also served
as a member of the Executive Council of the South Carolina Conference IPHC,
and chaired the Ministerial Credentials Committee.
David was born May 2, 1942
in Woodlawn, VA, to the late Rev. Marvin and Mary (Alderman) Richardson.
He was one of seven children, raised in a pastor’s home where he learned
the value and power of God’s ability to work in one’s life. He was
a 1960 graduate of White Sulphur Springs High School, White Sulphur Springs,
W.Va. He earned his associate’s degree fromEmmanuel College in 1963,
followed by an earned B.S. degree from the University of Georgia in 1965.
He also completed post graduate work at the University of Georgia. He taught
drafting and industrial arts at Wills High School in Smyrna, GA and was
the Cobb County District Teacher of the Year in 1974.
David is survived
by his precious wife, Donna; his son, the Rev. David R. Richardson, Jr.,
(Pastor of Redland Church, IPHC in Advance, NC) and his wife, Traci (Beadles),
three step-sons; Brad (Beth) Hancock, of Raleigh, NC, Johnny (Dana) Hancock,
of Stedman, NC and Nick (Melissa) Hancock, of Stedman, NC, and “the joy
of his life” grandchildren, Kalie Jo and Jaret David Richardson, Gracie,
Kensly, Mason, Kennedy, and Kendal Hancock; one brother, the Rev. Edward
(Netsy) Richardson, of Wytheville, VA; three sisters, his twin sister Fay
(Kenneth) Williams, of Mt. Airy, NC, Sue (Ronald) Adams, of The Rock, GA,
and Gale (Bill) Cox, of Simpsonville, SC.He was preceded in death byhis
wife, Barnell, two sisters, Betty Richardson and Ruth (George) Chassevent.
He is highly esteemed and loved by scores of nieces and nephews, whose
lives he impacted greatly. He was the epitome of a Christian gentleman,
pastor, and friend; and, dearly loved by his family, friends and ministry
associates throughout his life.