Eula A Richardson was born to the Late Clarence and Aggie Harris Richardson on February 22,1921 in Columbia, South Carolina. She was the eldest of nine siblings. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Clarence (“CJ”) and Odis Richardson, and four sisters, Alberta Marsh, Elizabeth Rutherford, Naomi R. Mayers and Verdell R. Reese.
At an early age, Eula accepted the Lord as her personal savior, and she attended the Apostle Fire Baptized Holiness Church as a child with her mother. In later years she joined the Zion Baptist Church in Columbia SC
Eula was educated in the Columbia public school system. She graduated from Booker T. Washington high school and completed a year at Benedict College in Columbia.
Eula and her sister moved to Philadelphia then New York City where she met and married Emsley Wilson. From this union they had two daughters, Maureen and Icilyn.
Eula led by example working as a skilled silk finisher in the cleaners and later returned school to become a Certified Nurse’s Aide. She worked while always making certain her family was well cared for and had not only what they needed but most of what they wanted. Always a homebody, she maintained a lovely home and spent time making it a special place for her family.
In her spare time Eula enjoyed crocheting. She was particularly close with her family, and shared a special bond with her sisters. They were there for each other in good and bad times. People often remarked about their close relationship. She had an impeccable sense of fashion - Eula could really dress! She loved high end clothes. Her wardrobe exemplified class and taste. She passed this love of clothes and style on to her daughters. Her grandchildren were her greatest joy. When they came along, they became her primary focus. She was everything to her grandsons. Often you could see her waiting at the door for the school bus to come, taking them out to eat or making meals for them and their friends. Even their friends often referred to her as “Grandmom”. She wanted the best for them, encouraging them at an early age to learn to drive and go to college. She had high expectations for her grandchildren and they knew it. She always believed they could be or do anything they wanted if they worked for it.
On Tuesday, April 21, 2020, God in His infinite wisdom called Eula home, where she joins her siblings and parents who preceded her in death. She leaves cherished memories to: her daughters, Icilyn Wilson Greene of Philadelphia, and Maureen Wilson Taylor (Milton) of California; two grandsons, Keun Wilson and Kenneth Greene Jr.; three granddaughters, Michelle Eugster, Marsha Shaw (Marcus) and Marisa Taylor; one brother, Quincey Richardson; one sister Rudine R. Wilson; one sister-in-law, Delores Richardson; and a host of nieces, nephews and other loving relatives.
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