Deacon Earl Richmond’

Deacon Earl Richmond’s body can be viewed on Friday June 12, 2020 at River Zion Baptist Church from 1 to 5 pm.  The body will lie in state on Saturday June 13th from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at River Zion with the Homegoing Services starting at 11:00 am.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  The family will receive visitors at the home.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions a mask is required for both viewing and for the funeral service.

Earl was born on November 14, 1931, to parents Sidney and Henrietta Jeffries Richmond. The baby of the family, he was the thirteenth of 14 children. He was united in Holy Matrimony to Bettie Dean Lipscomb Richmond.

Deacon Richmond is a member of River Zion Baptist Church. Owner and operator of Earl’s Barber Shop and a lifelong farmer.

He leaves to continue his legacy and to cherish his memory: a loving wife, Bettie; a daughter, Vanessa “Twinkle” and son in-law Ray Lee Graves of Milton, NC; a sister, Janie Richmond Lownes of Charlotte, NC;  a brother in-law, Michael Dale Lipscomb and wife Pat of Milton, NC; a sister in-law, Exie C. Lipscomb of Milton, NC; a god son, Sidney Evans of Greensboro, NC; and a plethora of additional family members and friends.       

 Sharpe Funeral Home has the pleasure of serving the Richmond Family.