Albert Richmond, 88, of Mexia passed away on September 20, 2019 at the Mexia LTC. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, September 23, 2019 at Jones Funeral Services Chapel with David Snow & Ronnie Dabney, officiating. Interment will follow at Mexia Cemetery. Family visitation will be held on Sunday evening from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Serving as pallbearers are Chris Dabney, Johno Dabney, Jacob Dabney, Billy Sterling, Bennie Murphy and R.J. Gilbert. Honorary pallbearers are Fain Carroll and Don High.
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Mr. Richmond was born on September 27, 1931 in Magnolia, Mississippi to Lawrence Coleman & Anna Mulligan Richmond. He married Rosa Jean Sandifer in August of 1956 at the Pike County Courthouse in Magnolia, Mississippi. From 1945-1970, he worked at the cotton mills in Mississippi and Texas. He then retired after 30 years with the Mexia State School in the maintenance department. Mr. Richmond was a member of the Shiloh Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon.
Albert was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence & Anna Richmond; son, Albert Richmond Jr.; brother, Lawrence Richmond Jr. (Bobo) and sisters, Helen Tindle and Mary Barnes. He is survived by his wife, Rosa Richmond of Mexia; daughter, Elizabeth (Ann) Dabney of Mexia; grandsons, Johno Dabney & wife, Cassie and Jacob Dabney & fiancé Melissa Miller, all of Mexia; great-granddaughter, Hannah Jacobs of Mexia; nieces, Shirley Musgrave of Denton, Texas, Viola Barnes and Sally Martin; great-nieces, Callie Gilbert of Pilot Point, Texas and Teresa; as well as numerous other nieces and nephews.