Largie Richardson, 93, of Rehoboth, MA, passed away on Friday, March 27, 2020 at Rhode Island Hospital.
She was the wife of the late Frank Richardson to whom she was married for 40 years.
Born on October 13, 1926 in Brookhaven, Mississippi, she was a daughter of the late Versie and Logie (Tucker) Adams, Sr.
Largie attended school in Brookhaven, MS. After completing the eighth grade she attended school in Jackson, MS. She then came to Providence, RI, where she attended Hope High School and graduated, with the help of her Aunt Mae Tucker Bradford and Uncle Lawrence Bradford. Largie graduated from CCRI with a degree in Nursing and later attended Salve Regina University where she earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing degree. During her later education days, she met the love of her life Frank Richardson. Aunt Largie as we all know and love, bought her first home on Doyle Avenue in Providence, RI, which was a three tenement home that was part of her plan. Largie knew the south was a very rough place for a black family to be raised and with help from her uncle Charles Adams she started bringing all of her family one by one from the oppressed south of Brookhaven, MS to Providence, RI to provide shelter and a true sense of family. After her family was able to find education and work they all moved out to be on their own. The family all used the Doyle Street address as a jump off point and Aunt Largie is the reason the Adams family clan have come to be here in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Aunt Largie was a former member of the Congdon Street Baptist Church and flower guild, a former member of the Cathedral of St. John and a member of the Episcopal Church of Women. She also served at the Cathedral meal site and was generous to other various Charities.
She leaves two brothers, Versie Adams of Nevada, and Melvin Adams of Mississippi, and many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late, Emanuel Bo Adams, Willie Adams, Carl Adams, Charles Adams, Vera Weeden, Lizzie Wilson, Emma Dee Dixon, Oneta Thompson and Luberta White.
Her funeral and burial will be private.