West Jefferson, N.C. July 25, 1905 December 22, 2007 Ethel Rose Sexton Richardson, age 102, of West Jefferson, NC passed away Saturday, December 22, 2007 at Margate Health and Rehab Center in Jefferson, NC. Mrs. Richardson was born July 25, 1905 in Ashe County to the late William and Rebecca Ham Sexton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jones Stacy Richardson and a son, Lawrence Albert Richardson. Mrs. Richardson was a homemaker. Funeral services were held Thursday, December 27, 2007 at 2:00 pm at Ashelawn Memorial Chapel in Jefferson, NC. Rev. Tommy Dollar, Rev. Joey McClure, and Rev. Lloyd Day officiated. Burial followed in Ashelawn Memorial Gardens. The family received friends Wednesday evening from 7-9 pm at Ashelawn. The family will be meeting at the home of Irene Woodie, 1450 NC Hwy 88, West Jefferson, NC, in the Smethport community. Mrs. Richardson is survived by: Four daughters: Pauline Brooks and Katheleane Keaton, both of Lansing, NC; Irene Woodie and Anna Lee Oliver, both of West Jefferson, NC. One foster son: Blair Lambert of Mountain City, TN. Two sisters: Annie Adams of Lansing; and Bertie Testerman of Maryland. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, two great great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. You may send condolences to the family through our website www.ashelawn.com. Ashelawn Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.