Willie Richard

Willie Mae “MeMe” Richard, 75, died Wednesday, July 3, 2019.

An Arkansas native, she traveled widely until settling in the Sulphur area. She owned several cafes and became the head cook of the Marsh Club of Vinton.

Survivors include her husband, Lester Richard; son, Jimmie Rawson and wife, Angela of Ragley; daughter, Charlotte Trahan and husband, Lance of Carlyss; brothers, Donnie Wright of Sulphur, Roger Wright and David Wright, both of Livingston, Texas; sisters, Flo Back of Albany, Ga., and Dot Tanner of St. Augustine, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her son, Randall Lee Rawson; parents, Bill and Annie Belle Wright; and eight siblings.

Funeral services were held Saturday, July 6, at Hixson- Sulphur Funeral Home. Burial followed in Mimosa Pines Cemetery of Carlyss.