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Elizabeth Richards Obituary

Elizabeth Ann Todd Richards
Elizabeth Ann Todd Richards

October 11, 1941 - December 18, 2018
Born in Caldwell Co.
Resided in Granite Falls, North Carolina
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Elizabeth Ann Todd Richards 77, of Granite Falls passed away on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at her health care facility, Brockford Inn Assisted Living following an extended illness.

She was born, October 11, 1941 in Caldwell Co. to the late, Jack Alfred Todd and Viola Johnson Todd, in addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her youngest daughter who she missed dearly, Rebecca “Becky” Richardson in 2012, two sisters, Myra Pritchard, and Mary Cannon.

Elizabeth was a very loving mother, grandmother, and adored her grandchildren. She will be remembered for her love of dancing, singing, crocheting, baking yeast bread and homemade fudge, and loved the color yellow. She was the family’s Sunshine, “Our” piece of yellow to hold.

Survivors include her son, Michael and spouse Robin Richards of Hudson, NC, daughter, Marsha Lynn Bass of Hudson, NC, five grandchildren, Dustin, Ryan, Valerie and Husband Jesse, Lacey, and Megan, one great grandchild Noah; brother, Jack Todd Jr. of Hudson, NC, sister, Alice Reese and husband Tim of Maiden.

The Family will receive friends Thursday, December 27, 2018 at Bass-Smith Granite Funeral Home from 11:00 am till 12:00 noon. A Graveside Service will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Lenoir, NC, with Dr. Rick Crouse officiating.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Brockford Inn Assisted Living for the care they provided and also Caldwell Co. Hospice.

Memorials in her honor may be made to the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research at 111 West 33rd St. New York, NY.10120; or Caldwell Co. Hospice and Palliative Care at 902 Kirkwood St. Lenoir, NC 28645.

Bass-Smith Granite Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Elizabeth Ann Todd Richards.



Bass-Smith Funeral Home
334 2nd St., NW
Hickory, NC US 28601
Thursday, December 27, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Graveside Service
Woodlawn Memorial Gardens
123 Orchard Dr.
Lenoir, NC US 28645
Thursday, December 27, 2018
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Caldwell Hospice & Palliative Care
902 Kirkwood St.
Lenoir, NC US 28645
Michael J. Fox Foundation
Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777
New York, NY 10163-4777