Richards, Dorothy Ann
Birth: Monday, August 11, 1924 in Washington, D.C.
Residence: Mechanicsville, Maryland
Death: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at the age of 94
Laid to Rest: in the Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suitland, Maryland
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Dorothy Ann Richards, 94, of Mechanicsville, MD died November 27, 2018. Dorothy Ann was born to Fred and Lillie Pearl Morris Hugel in Washington, DC on August 11, 1924. Prior to her retirement, Dorothy Ann worked as Vice President of Administration for Cedar Hill Cemetery in Suitland, MD. She worked there for 50 years serving with grace and compassion. She then went on to work at the Hallmark Shoppe in Charlotte Hall, MD where she was beloved by customers and coworkers alike. Her work ethic through the years was unmatched.
Dorothy Ann enjoyed her church families at Bradburn Methodist Church in District Heights, MD, Smithville Methodist Church in Dunkirk, MD and Hughesville Baptist Church in Hughesville, MD. She was devoted to her faith and rarely missed a Sunday. Through the years, Dorothy Ann enjoyed bowling, a good card game, reading, and time on the river with her husband, friends and family. She was overjoyed by her great grandchildren, Lilly, Hunter and Bodie.
Dorothy Ann was predeceased by her parents, her brothers Carl, Fred, Paul, and Edward Hugel; her first husband Robert Ball and her husband of 53 years, Charles Edward Richards. She is survived by her sister Mae McNamara of Montgomery Village, MD, daughter Linda (John) Shaffer of Mechanicsville, MD, granddaughters Jessica Hayden (Allan) of California, MD and Sara Shaffer of Chesapeake Beach, MD and 3 great grandchildren. Dorothy Ann will also be missed by many nieces and nephews.
Family will receive friends on Monday, December 3rd from 5 pm to 8 pm and on Tuesday, December 4th from 10 am to 11 am at Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622 where funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 4th at 11am with Pastor Kevin Cullins of Hughesville Baptist Church officiating.
Internment at Cedar Hill Cemetery will be private. Pallbearers will be Allan Hayden, Kevin Hugel, Chris Brady, and Jesse Walker. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hughesville Baptist Church at 8505 Old Leonardtown Road, Hughesville, MD 20637, your local Humane Society or simply raise a toast in her honor. Arrangements by Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Charlotte Hall, MD