Mary Evans Richards, 82, a resident of Union Springs, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2020.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. from Hopewell United Methodist Church with Rev. Pat McWhorter officiating.

Burial followed in the Family Cemetery with Gray Funeral Home directing. She was born to Wiley and Katherine Evans in Highlog Community and grew up in Hector, AL.

Mary loved being a member of the Chunnenuggee Garden Club and was active in the club until her death. She taught Sunday School for many years at Union Springs First United Methodist Church and Hopewell United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Winston Richards, son-in-law, Walter Law, brothers Marvin Evans (Little Bro.) and Marvis Evans (Big Bro.).

She is survived by her children: Johnny Richard Nicholson, Jr. of Panama City, FL, Kathy Law of Union Springs, AL and Karen Mote and her husband, John of Fitzpatrick, AL; seven grandchildren: Jeannie Law, Johnny (Courtney) Nicholson, Lee (Abby) Law, Ashley (Jeffrey) Nelson, Katie Nicholson, Lindsey (Michael) Davis, Justin Law; five great-grandchildren: Madison Nelson, Evan Nelson, Ryleigh Law, Walter Law, IV, and Mary Michael Davis; three sisters: Sara Jo Gibbons, Jenny Ehlers, and Kate Evans. Pallbearers were Johnny Nicholson, Lee Law, Justin Law, Jeffrey Nelson, Michael Davis, and James Ehlers.

The family received friends at the church from 9:30 a.m. until service time on Saturday.

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