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Marjorie Alice Richards, 91, of Brandywine died Jan. 29, 2013, at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center in Clinton.
Born Feb. 8, 1922, in Upper Marlboro, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin Kidwell and Elizabeth Boswell.
She was a member of the Moose Lodge and various senior citizen groups. Prior to working in the school cafeterias for Prince George’s County public schools, she was a housewife and raised 13 children. She enjoyed playing bingo, traveling, doing search-a-word books, spending time with her family and Saturday night card games. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Edward Richards; five of her children, Mary Alice Atchison, Catherine Jones, Donald Richards, Gloria “Jean” Richards and Charles “Sonny” Richards; and a grandchild, Barbara Mobley.
She is survived by eight of her children, Melvin Richards, Randy Richards, Doris Righter, Helen Richards, Debbie Hines, Mike Richards, Bob “Slim” Richards and Connie Richards; 23 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. One surviving brother, two nephews and some of her grandchildren reside in St. Mary’s County.
The family received friends and prayers were said Feb. 3 at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home in Charlotte Hall. A Mass was celebrated Feb. 4 at Most Holy Rosary Church (St. Joseph Center) in Upper Marlboro. Interment was at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Upper Marlboro.
Memorial contributions may be made to Most Holy Rosary Church, 11704 Duley Station Road, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772.