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Novella Richards

May 12, 1933 June 18, 2019
Novella Richards
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Obituary for Novella Richards

Novella Richards, 86 passed away peacefully in her sleep June 18, 2019. She was born May 12 1933 in Hollis Ok to Mae Etta and Elbert Richards.

Novella was given the Nickname NO by her family and friends but her grandchildren called her Bulla. Novella was a great woman of many talents. She had a green thumb and she grew beautiful vegetable and flower gardens. She could also sew and would make clothing for her children and grandchildren and she was also a great cook. Novella would prepare large traditional soul food dinners every Sunday and these Sunday dinners would bring the entire family together. Family was very important to Novella and during her entire life she informed her children and grandchildren to always keep the family together.

For many years Novella worked at Kellwood and once she retired she spent her time cooking, gardening, and teaching her grandchildren about God. Novella would always quote bible scriptures such as "Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness shall be added unto you" and "Don't repay evil for evil" and "blessed are the peace makers" and "help those who have not" were some of the bible verses that she would quote when she was dishing out life lessons. Novella displayed patience, generosity, and unconditional love to everyone that crossed her path. To know her was to love her and she will be truly missed.

Novella is preceded in death by her life- long partner Lorance C. Gilford; daughter Wilma Hyche; sisters Ruby Davis and Ruth Hill; brothers Elbert Richards, Travis Richards, and Robert Richards.

Novella is survived by four sons, Raymond Hodge, Billy Williams, Theovar (Che) Gilford, and Aundre (Buffy) Gilford; two daughters Mearl (Tweety) Jones and Theola (Pamela) Brown: one sister Gloria Ferris; two brothers David Richards, and Joe Richards; grandchildren Cornelius Terry, Brien Hyche, Bobby Hurd Jr, Lora Hurd, Toby Williams, Tevin Williams, Fernando Jones, Rachel Corbin, Tony Brown, Dameon Brown, Aerial Shelly, Tamillya Johnson, Keion Callins.

The family will greet friends at visitation on Friday evening, June 21, 2019 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Lowell-Tims Funeral Home in Altus.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at the Lowell-Tims Funeral Chapel in Altus with Reverend Robert Joe Jackson officiating.

Interment will follow at the Altus City Cemetery under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home and Crematory, Altus, Oklahoma.

Lowell-Tims will provide a live web-cast of the service beginning at 1:58 p.m. Saturday, June 21, 2019. Go to www.Lowell-Tims.com and click on Novella Richards. There will be a blue tab that says "watch webcast" inviting you to join the web-cast.

To view the family video and sign the online guest book and share memories with the family please visit www.Lowell-Tims.com


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Visitation

Friday

21

Jun

6:00 PM 6/21/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 6/21/2019 8:00:00 PM
Lowell-Tims Funeral Home

1100 East Tamarack Road
Altus, OK 73521

Lowell-Tims Funeral Home
1100 East Tamarack Road Altus 73521 OK
United States

Funeral

Saturday

22

Jun

2:00 PM 6/22/2019 2:00:00 PM
Lowell-Tims Funeral Chapel

1100 East Tamarack Road
Altus, OK 73521

Lowell-Tims Funeral Chapel
1100 East Tamarack Road Altus 73521 OK

Interment

Saturday

22

Jun

Altus City Cemetery

2400 Falcon Road
Altus, OK 73521

Altus City Cemetery
2400 Falcon Road Altus 73521 OK
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