Jerelyn W. Richards, 73, of Center, passed away Tuesday, August 1

Jerelyn W. Richards, 73, of Center, passed away Tuesday, August 1, 2017, in Houston.


Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, August 4, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 5, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel.  Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Shelby County.


Ms. Richards was born February 19, 1944, in Shelby County, to Elzie Windham and Corine Meyers Windham.  She loved spending time with her family.  Her hobbies included fishing and canning. 


She is survived by


Johnny Richards and wife, Paula, of Pleasant Hill, Louisiana

Wayne Richards and wife, Lucinda, of Center

Gene Richards and wife, Jo Ann, of Center

Mathew Byrd of Louisiana



Casadie L. Richards

Wynona R. Richards

Robin D. Richards

Waylon W. Richards

Cordel L. Richards

Shalyn Grapes


Great Grandchildren:

Braelyn Cosby

William Richards



Roger Windham of Center



Donna Whitington of Center

Charlott Hughes of Center


Special Uncle:

Preston Windham of Center


Numerous nieces and nephews


A host of family and friends


Preceded in death by

Husband: James W. Richards

Parents: Elzie Windham and Corine Meyers Windham

Sisters: Louis Windham, Deloris Windham

Brother: Randy Windham


Pallbearers will be Rufus Byrd Jr., Harald Self, Waylon Richards, Cory Hagler, Dwayne Band and Larry James Moss.  Honorary pallbearer will be Preston Windham.


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