Inez Counts Richardson of Pomaria, daughter of the late Reverend Ernest Karl Counts and Nellie Derrick Counts, died Monday, June 8, 2015 at her residence.

She was born in Jackson, Mississippi on February 27, 1928. The family moved to Pomaria, South Carolina in 1933. She attended Pomaria High School where she played basketball. She was Vice President of Wade Hampton Literary Club and Vice President of her sophomore class. She then moved to Johnston, South Carolina where she graduated high school in 1944. She studied nursing at Columbia College and Columbia Hospital School of Nursing. Mrs. Richardson was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Pomaria where she was active for many years. She worked most of her adult life with Palmetto State Life Insurance Company, but retired from American Executive Life Insurance Company.

Mrs. Richardson is survived by two daughters, Nelle Richardson Corley (Charles-deceased) and Sheri Richardson Lazenby (Stan) both of Pomaria. She was predeceased by her husband, Ben Gerald Richardson and a sister, Mary Counts Koon both of Pomaria. She is also survived by another sister, Etta Ruth Counts of West Columbia, South Carolina and a special brother-in-law, George Stockman “Stocky” Richardson of Pomaria. She is survived by three grandchildren, Ray Corley, Lisa Corley Tyson and Brittany Smith (Kyle) and two step-grandchildren, Alan Lazenby (Amy) and Scott Lazenby (Catherine) as well as seven great-grandchildren, six step-great grandchildren and a number of nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Thursday, June 11, 2015, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church by the Rev. Arden Hallman. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6:00-8:00 pm at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 209 New Hope Road, Pomaria, SC 29126.

The family would like to express sincere appreciation to Blue Ridge Hospice of Irmo and to Angel Home Care of Newberry. Also, we would like to express a very “special” thanks to Dana Williams and Debby Winchester.

Active pallbearers will be Ritchie Koon, Woody Koon, Travis Fulmer, Jimmy Bonner, Tommy Griffin and Mike Ware.

Honorary pallbearer will be Dr. Carroll Pinner III.

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#10 Steve Metts 2015-06-19 15:23
Nellie Rose,iam very very sorry to see of you Mothers passing, just sean today.
Still have good memories of times past at school,never have forgotten you.PLEASE take care and prayers for you and family .
#9 harry/Debbie griffin 2015-06-10 18:56
So sorry for cousin Inez passing she will be greatly missed love you all
#8 Ray & Stacy Jewell 2015-06-10 10:07
So sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers will be with your family during this time of grieving. Mrs Inez was a very sweet woman who touched a lot of people, I'm sure one day we'll all see her again in heaven.
#7 Ronnie Cromer 2015-06-10 07:45
Nellie Rose and Sheri, I am so sorry to hear about Ms. Inez. She, like my own Mom, had the patience of Job when dealing with Jerry as Mom did when dealing with Hook. Inez helped provide the both of you with a great upbringing. She also helped Stocky out quite a bit. She will be missed. Special prayers for you and your family and also for Stocky.
#6 The Smith Family 2015-06-10 05:29
All of you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time in your lives. Love to all.
#5 Salleys 2015-06-09 20:56
Sheri and Family,

So sorry for your loss. And I am blown away by how much the picture of your mother favors Brittany. Much love to you and the family.

Lynda and Trey
#4 Salleys 2015-06-09 20:53
So sorry Sheri and family! And I am blown away by how much the picture of your mother favors Brittany. Love to you and your family. Lynda and Trey
#3 Catherine Lazenby 2015-06-09 20:16
Sheri, Stan and Brittany we are so sorry for your loss. She was a sweet and kind lady! You are in our prayers.
#2 Olivia Beck 2015-06-09 17:27
Your family will remain in my thoughts and prayers! I love you all.
#1 Dickey Thompson 2015-06-09 15:01
Sheri and Nelle and family, You all are in my thoughts and prayers. What a beautiful woman! With love, Dickey L Thompson

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