In Loving Memory
Rev. Merrill E. Richardson, Jr.
7/28/2015, 2:56 p.m.
Rev. Merrill E. Richardson Jr. was born Nov. 2, 1946 in Portland, and passed away July 17, 2015 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
He was the pastor of the Second Missionary Baptist Church in Madera, Calif. for 30 years and for a year was the associate pastor at the 117 year old Mount Olive Baptist Church in Albuquerque.
He graduated from David Douglas High School, earned an associate degree in communication, a Bachelor’s degree in science and child development, a teachers credential, a Masters of Divinity degree, and an Honorary Doctorate degree in theology. In the Vietnam War, he served in the military as a medic, and later served 20 years as a chaplain for veterans at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Madera.
He will be missed by family, relatives and a host of friends.
Services will be held on Friday, July 31 at 10 a.m. at the Second Missionary Baptist Church in Madera, located at 828 S. “A” St.