Lisa Adams Richardson, 58, of Silverstreet, died Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at Newberry County Memorial Hospital.

Born on May 31, 1959, in Newberry, she was the daughter of the late Frank Y. and Lucretia Neal Adams. She obtained her bachelor degree from Newberry College and a master's degree from Clemson University. Mrs. Richardson retired from the Newberry County School District and was currently teaching at the Newberry Academy. She was Teacher of the Year in 1998 at Little Mountain Elementary School. She had a great love for her profession as a teacher and truly loved the students whose lives she touched. She was a member of Silverstreet Lutheran Church and a former member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. Mrs. Richardson was a member of WELCA and was a former choir member while at St. Paul Lutheran Church.

She is survived by a daughter, Meredeth Amanda “Mandy” Richardson of Silverstreet and a son, Christopher (Amanda) Richardson of Pomaria and extended family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Friday, June 30, 2017, at Silverstreet Lutheran Church by the Rev. Harry Crout. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 6:00- 8:00 pm at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. The family will be at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Richardson, 1679 Koon Trestle Road, Pomaria, SC. Memorials may be made to Silverstreet Lutheran Church, 120 Long Street, Silverstreet, SC 29145.

Active pallbearers will be Billy Suber, Eddie Cleland, George Piersol, Bill Hillman, T.C. Bowers, Paul Werts, Nick Piersol and Kevin Suber.

Honorary pallbearers will be the faculty and staff of Newberry Academy.

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#80 Davis knuckles 2019-09-15 08:26
I loved Mrs. Lisa as a teacher there was a couple times I accidentally called her momma and she told me that her Nick name from years ago was "momma rich" I found out yesterday from Mrs. Mandy. I moved away from Newberry after highschool. I'm sorry for y'all's loss of such an amazing person that always pushed you to keep trying even when you felt like giving up in school. We miss you Mrs. Lisa
#79 Betsy Black 2017-07-03 20:43
I was stunned to hear of Lisa's passing. I have known her all her life. Such a sweet person. Have find memories of her paren't and her as a child. She was so sweet to my granddaughter in the 8th grade at MCMS and I was so tickled she had had Lisa as a teacher. I know she will be missed.
#78 Meri Flynn 2017-07-01 20:50
Mrs. Lisa was such a wonderful teacher, and friend. Her joyous spirit and smile was infectious and she will truly be missed. Mrs. Lisa was such an inspiration to everyone! Prayers to Christopher, Mandy and the Richardson family.
#77 Libby Wessinger 2017-06-30 13:47
Mandy, Chris, and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in this difficult time.
#76 Jessica Osborne 2017-06-30 08:21
Mandy and Family,

We are so deeply sorry for the loss of your mother. Although we did not know her, we can only imagine that she was as wonderful as you are! I hope you carry on her love for teaching and kids in your job as a teacher. Please know that we love you and are praying for you and your family through this difficult time.

Jessica and Abby Osborne
#75 Bobbie King 2017-06-30 07:42
MAndy, Christopher and family, our love and deepest sympathy to you all. May God's comfort, strength, and love comfort you during this difficult time. We love you all, Bobbie and Maxton
#74 Terrie Mayer 2017-06-30 04:50
Mandy and Chris..... I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was an AMAZING and inspirational lady in every aspect of her life.
I will always cherish FUN and HAPPY memories of her, as that's what she would want.
Know that she touched SO many lives in such a positive way.?

May our loving HEAVENLY father grant you peace.
#73 Kimberly Bates-Byrom 2017-06-29 15:39
We are so sorry to hear about your loss. May your heart be lifted in knowing that she is in heaven. Chandler loved her as a teacher and mentor. He reads her message in his annual often. Our prayers are with your family.
#72 Kayleigh-Jane Zwart 2017-06-29 15:31
WE are so sorry to hear about your loss. We are going to miss Ms.Lisa
#71 Karen Lindler Smith 2017-06-29 12:10
May God Be With Your Family During This Difficult Time. My Thoughts And Prayers are with each of you.Joey and Karen Lindler Smith
#70 Connie Floyd 2017-06-29 10:15
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May God bless you all.
#69 Jim and Jan Redden 2017-06-29 10:12
To the family of Lisa,
Jim and I were so sorry to hear of the death of Lisa.
There are no words that can be said but we definitely will have all of you in our thoughts and prayers as you adjust to life without your mom, family member and friend.May your good memories fill your thoughts.
Jim and Jan Redden
#68 Kellie Moore 2017-06-29 09:06
Mandy and family, We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Kellie & Amber Moore
#67 The Mills Family 2017-06-29 01:15
To the entire Richardson family we would like you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this very sad time. Both our children (Patrick & Meredith) came to know Mrs.Richardson during her time at Newberry Academy and thought highly of her. They are both devastated by her untimely loss and want you you to know that she made a great impact on them as a wonderful teacher. Meredith had just told us how happy she was because she would have Mrs.Richardson for two classes during her 8th grade year. May God's hands guide you through the coming days and hold you close.
#66 Hope Dorn 2017-06-29 00:39
I am deeply sorry for your family's profound loss. You are all in my prayers in the coming days and months. I know there isn't that anyone can say or do to comfort you and for that alone, my heart breaks for you all. She was so young, and while death hurts no matter the loved ones age, somehow I think that makes it tougher. I'm sorry you have to kiss your momma. Look for her though. She is there... she is still with you. Red cardinals, rainbows, butterflies. Love & prayers.
#65 Debra Templin 2017-06-28 23:47
Mandy, Chris, and Family Members...I too was stunned when I learned of Lisa's untimely passing. I have such wonderful memories of her as we took those ten classes together during the duration of the Teaching American History Grant. All of us in that class formed a bond that will always be there. Lisa was so much fun on those trips to DC, Charleston, and Atlanta! Please know your mom was loved and very much appreciated for her dedication as an outstanding educator in our school district. May you all find peace and comfort in the coming weeks from our loving Father in Heaven...with my deepest sympathies...De bra Templin
#64 kierra goodwin 2017-06-28 21:37
You were my favorite teacher when i went to Mid Carolina
#63 Keribeth Zwart 2017-06-28 21:19
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. We are going to miss her.
#62 Verniea Robinson 2017-06-28 20:04
To Ms. Mandy and family,

I'm so sorry for your lost. She was a wonderful woman and a true spirit to be around. There was not a day that she did not have a smile on her face. She was one of my greatest mentors from 8th grade and even as an adult. Praying for you and the family.

Verniea Robinson
#61 Judy Sebesta 2017-06-28 18:12
Dear Mandy, Chris and Amanda, Fred and I were so saddened by the news of Lisa's passing. We pray that God will give you all comfort and peace. Our love and prayers reach out to you . Judy and Fred Sebesta
#60 Debra & Bruce 2017-06-28 17:58
Mandy & Christopher, Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Lisa was a wonderful lady and will be missed greatly. May God give you comfort and strength to get through this difficult time. Our prayers are with you.
#59 Sharon Elaine 2017-06-28 16:14
I was so sorry to hear about Lisa. My deepest condolences to her family. Lisa has left behind many treasured memories that will endure forever. As time passes, those treasured memories will fill your heart with love, comfort and joy as you remember beautiful times spent together. May God grant you peace in every way. Loving thoughts are with you.
#58 Sandy. Smith 2017-06-28 15:35
Mandy my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Prayers of strength and comfort ascending.
#57 Stacey Templin 2017-06-28 15:07
Mandy, I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a wonderful person. She was loved by so many. We will keep your family in our prayers.
#56 The Smith Family 2017-06-28 14:38
To the Richardson family and friends, we are so sorry for the loss of such a dear loved one. May you find comfort and strength in the precious memories you have shared together. I hope your mourning in time will soften. Lean on God for he can comfort you, for he is the "Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort" ~ 2 Corinthians 1:3.
#55 Janice Smith 2017-06-28 14:18
My sincere sympathy to the family of Miss Lisa she was such a sweet lady and will be missed by so many. Prayers and hugs to all. Janice Smith
#54 Agnes Mitchem 2017-06-28 13:40
I am so sorry to hear about your mom.She was a wonderful person.You will be in my prayers.She had 2 wonderful children.l am grateful to have known her.Love and prayers to you.
#53 ROSALIE HYATT 2017-06-28 13:05
Sympathy in the loss of this dear loved one. A mother is hard to let go. I will be praying for you all.
#52 Rebecca Steen 2017-06-28 11:22
Mandy and family, We were so very sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She was a beautiful and sweet person and we will miss her so much! Hugs to you and prayers for the coming days. Love, Becky, Chris and Zachary
#51 Jackie Haltiwanger 2017-06-28 11:07
Mandy, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers.
#50 The Crowe Family 2017-06-28 11:05
We are sending our heartfelt sympathy and prayers to you all during this difficult time. Mrs. Richardson made a huge impact on so many young people's lives and will never be forgotten. May you feel the comfort and love everyone sends to you in the days, weeks and months ahead.
#49 Robert & Gerdi Lake 2017-06-28 11:00
Our thoughts and prayers are with you'll. Lisa was a very caring teacher who loved all her students. She holds a spot in many hearts.
#48 Anita O. Kinard 2017-06-28 09:47
Mandy and Christopher, We were so sorry to hear of the passing of Lisa! Keeping you both in thought and prayer! GOD Bless! Anita O. Kinard and Family
#47 Will 2017-06-28 09:23
I'm so sorry for your loss she was a great teacher
#46 John & Susie Epting 2017-06-28 09:23
We are so sorry to learn of Lisa's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
#45 Eargle 2017-06-28 09:14
Uplifting prayers for peace and comfort in the days ahead. Our sincere condolences on the loss of your dear Mother. Neal, Kathey, Reece, Seth,& Kallie Eargle
#44 Beverly Dominick 2017-06-28 08:39
Mandy and Christopher, we share your sorrow in the sudden loss of your mom. She was a special friend to us. May God comfort you and give you strength now and always.
#43 Wesley&Helen Griffin 2017-06-28 07:34
Words are not enough to express our shock and sorrow at the news of Lisa's passing. She is joyous in heaven, but she leaves devastated loved ones behind. Since our hope is in the Lord, we trust He will strengthen and comfort those left behind, as He has promised. God bless.
#42 Johnny Ellison 2017-06-28 07:11
Chris, Mandy, and family: Praying for you all. She was an excellent teacher, very kind, and a great influence on myself and many others.
#41 Brenda Rainey 2017-06-28 05:03
Lisa and I grew up together. She was like a sister to me. A dear sweet Lady.Prayers!
#40 Brooke Livingston 2017-06-27 23:00
Mandy and Christopher,
I'm so sorry for the loss of your mother. Mrs. Richardson was one of the sweetest and most influential women I've known. She impacted so many lives. I have some of the greatest memories from being in her class and am so glad that I got to speak with her briefly the other day. You both are in my thoughts and prayers in the days ahead.
#39 Donna Chalmers Sheal 2017-06-27 22:54
Mandy and family,
Lisa and I grew up as neighbors as you know in Silverstreet and played "teacher" many days during our young years. I spent lots of time at your Mom's house and we were so close. She fulfilled her passion and you had a wonderful Mother. My prayers are with you and your family.
#38 Lori Longshore 2017-06-27 22:49
Mandy and Christopher and Family , I am
Lost for words and I wanted y'all to know how much Lisa meant to me .I will truly miss my Dear Lisa . Please know that she Loved her Family so much !! I will miss her so
Much !!! Much Love and Sympathy to y'all !!! Prayers
#37 Rhonda Johnson 2017-06-27 22:34
Mandy, Chris, and family,
Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Lisa was dear to me and always had nothing but encouraging words regarding the children she taught, as well as the two of you. She will be greatly missed.
#36 Alicia Rosemond 2017-06-27 22:04
I am so sorry for yoyr loss. She touched lives in the short time being at the Academy. Anthony sends his love and condolences. She will be missed.
#35 Jaymi Wilbanks 2017-06-27 22:03
Mandy and Christopher,
Words cannot express how sorry I am to hear of Lisa's passing. She was a precious friend and colleague. I will never forget the kindness and compassion she had for others. I am praying for peace and comfort in the days ahead. She will be greatly missed.
#34 Karen ruff 2017-06-27 21:39
Mandy & Chris,
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your sweet mother. My prayers are with you during this difficult time.
#33 Chris caston 2017-06-27 21:15
Prayers for the whole family and especially to her beloved children Mandy and Christopher!
#32 Franklin Cheeks 2017-06-27 20:56
Mandy & Chris,

I'm very saddened to hear about your mother. She was a great teacher but an even better person. She will always be known to us as "Mama Rich" and a great mother is exactly what she was. I will pray for you two and may god cover you in love.

-Franklin Cheeks & Rachel Simmons
#31 Carol Adams Leyes 2017-06-27 20:25
Mandy and Chris--

I was shocked and saddened to learn of your loss. Your mother was one of the best teachers that my son had. She was not only his teacher but one of my best friends while living in South Carolina. She loved you both very much and only wanted the best for you.
#30 Marquesia Abney 2017-06-27 20:01
I'm so sorry to hear this. Such a sweet lady. She was my daughter's teacher. You all have my deepest sympathy and condolences. May God strengthen and comfort you all.
#29 Barbara Dowd 2017-06-27 20:00
Mandy, Chris and Amanda, Edwin and I are deeply sadden and shocked by the loss of your Mother Lisa. She was a very special person and I have missed her over the years. Please know our thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family as you go thru this sad time in your life. Love to each of you.
#28 Lori Ricard 2017-06-27 19:56
Mandy and Chris, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Your mother was a very special person to me...we shared many good memories at MCMS, many of which came with her active involvement when I taught both of you. She stopped by my room very often so that we could chat about you two...I think she enjoyed hearing all the praises I bestowed upon you both, her prized possessions. I am forever grateful to have known your miother. May the peace of God that passeth all understanding be with you.
#27 Joan & Ed Kyzer 2017-06-27 19:46
Although we did not know your mom, our great grand daughter, Emily (second grader at Newberry Academy) spoke of her often so I know she made a great impact on children's lives. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. May God bless you and give you strength.
#26 Wendy Lindler 2017-06-27 19:43
Thinking about your family. She taught me in 2nd grade I looked up th her! One of my favorite teachers of all time. Praying for ya'll.
#25 Kareemah Washington 2017-06-27 18:31
So sorry Mandy an family for y'all loss Mrs.Richardson was a great person an a great Teacher I loved her. Rip Mrs Richardson you truly be miss..????
#24 Tammy Metts 2017-06-27 18:27
Mandy, Chris & family, I am so sorry for your loss. I really loved Lisa. I was so happy to get to care for her although it was short lived. Please know that your mom was a very special lady and loved y'all immensely. I have you all in my prayers. Love, Tammy
#23 Sylvia Wilson Thomas 2017-06-27 17:42
I am so sorry to hear about Lisa's passing. Lisa was a beautiful spirit. We were such good friends in high school and shared many rides to Beta Club meetings. My heart is heavy. May God Bless and keep you always.

Sylvia Wilson Thomas
Newberry High School Class of 1977
#22 Lynn Grimsley 2017-06-27 17:41
Mandy, Chris, and family, I am so very sorry to hear the news about your mom. She was such a kind, encouraging teacher and friend. Please know that her life certainly impacted many in a positive way. Keeping you all in my prayers.
#21 Lisa Lindler Sipe 2017-06-27 17:23
I'm so sorry to hear about this. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
#20 Lynda Mack 2017-06-27 17:17
Mandy and Chris,I am so sorry to hear about Lisa,I really thought a lot of her.My prayers are with you both !
#19 Fran Dwiggins 2017-06-27 17:15
Chris, Mandy and family. We are so sorry about the loss of your mom. Lisa was a very special person. Her smile brightened any room that she was in. Peace to each of you. God bless, Bobby and Fran Dwiggins
#18 Kim Stoudemire 2017-06-27 16:22
Mandy, Chris, and family, Thinking and praying for you all! She was a wonderful person with such a big heart!
#17 Phyllis Jackson 2017-06-27 16:22
Mandy and Chris,
There are no words to express how sorry I am about your Momma. Remember the good times with her. God bless!
#16 Gary Graham 2017-06-27 16:11
Mandy and Christopher, I am at a loss for words. I'm so sorry to hear about Mrs. Lisa. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you at this very difficult time. -Gary
#15 Lori Koon-Alonso 2017-06-27 16:04
We are so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. You and your family are in our prayers.
Lori Alonso and Amelia Alonso
#14 Shelby Felker 2017-06-27 15:26
Christopher and Mandy, my heart hurts. I'm so sorry about learning this. May God bless you in every way possible.
#13 Susan B.Smith 2017-06-27 15:25
I am so sorry to hear the sad news about your Mom . Little did I know of her , but I know she was very special and dear to you. Turn to God with all your heart and he will help you through this difficult time in your life. I am here for you as a friend , and if you ever want to talk , go out shopping or anything , please call me. You and your family are in our thoughts, and prayers. Love ya , Susan & Virgil Smith & sons
#12 Gardner family. 2017-06-27 14:42
Y'all are in my prayers!! My boys and our family are heartbroken. Our heart goes out to y'all. Mrs Richardson was so good to my boys!!!
#11 Meleah Koenig 2017-06-27 14:40
Mandy, I'm so sorry to hear that you lost your mom. Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.
#10 Latasha bates 2017-06-27 14:37
Sorry for loss she. Was a great teacher
#9 Pam DeHart 2017-06-27 14:37
Chris and Mandy I am sooo sorry for your loss. I don't even have words. But God Bless you and keep you and give you comfort. If I can do anything at all let me know.
#8 Olivia Fulmer 2017-06-27 14:27
Chris, Mrs. Chris, and Mandy, I am so sorry to learn of your mother's passing. She was a good friend when we were at Newberry College together and as teachers in the Newberry school system. Grady and I send you our prayers and condolences.
#7 Belinda Pruett 2017-06-27 14:15
Today, I lost a true friend. Lisa was a thoughtful and caring angel on earth. Now, she will always be an angel with our Heavenly Father. Lisa, you will be truly missed by your friends, family, and students.
#6 MIchelle Sherman 2017-06-27 14:13
Mandy and Chris, I am so sorry. You both and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Your mom was a wonderful teacher. May God wrap his around you both.
#5 Deb & Derrill Taylor 2017-06-27 14:09
Mandy, Christopher, Amanda & All the family,
We are so very sorry to hear about Lisa.She touched so many lives during her teaching career and it was evident that she had a great love for her students and her profession. Our granddaughter (Taylor Moon) was very fond of Lisa as a mentor and teacher. Please accept our sincere condolences. May our Lord keep you and give you comfort during your time of grief.
Much Love, Debra & Derrill Taylor
#4 Susan kinard 2017-06-27 13:59
Mandy and Chris: I am so sorry for your loss. I absolutely loved Lisa. She was a wonderful teacher and I give her credit for making a difference with Gina.I will never forget the time I went on the 5th grade Washington trip with her. She will surely be missed. May God wrap his arms around you all and give you peace and comfort.
#3 Tavy Stribble 2017-06-27 13:45
So sorry for your loss, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
#2 Gina Kerr 2017-06-27 13:35
Mandy, I am so sorry!! I haven't gotten in touch with Kristi yet but I'm trying. Please text me with any needs!!! Love you!! Gina. 8039248040
#1 Rena Parker 2017-06-27 13:12
Mandy, Chris & family, I am very sadden by the loss of Lisa. She was a very kind and loving friend. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

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