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July 10, 1937 ~ January 1, 2022 (age 84)


Celebrating the Life of Freddy Richardson

Freddy Richardson was born July 10, 1937, to Freddie Richardson and Margeurite Matthews. He was
the only child born from that union. A few years later his two sisters were born Diane Peters (Wilson)
and Peggy Wilson. They grew up in Franklin, Louisiana a small city located on Bayou Teche, southeast
of Lafayette and New Iberia. As a teenager, Freddy dreamed of joining the Navy. However, at 17 he was
still too young, but he convinced his reluctant mother to sign the paperwork to allow him to join early.
He left Franklin and seized the opportunity. He would spend the next 22 years of his life in service to his
country, traveling to various ports and countries.
Freddy was stationed in San Diego when his cousin introduced him to the love of his life, Lillie Pearl
Simpson. He would leave San Diego on the weekends and drive up to Los Angeles just to spend the day
with her. He famously said before he met Lillie Pearl he would “love the ladies and leave them” but he
could never leave her. He knew immediately that she was “the one” and they were married in Los
Angeles, California on July 28, 1962. Their union produced three beautiful children: Troy Alan
Richardson, Shonte Demetria Richardson (Hobson), Kendra Lynn Richardson (Caesar). He was an
involved and present father raising his children in the word of God. He taught them how to ride bikes;
how to drive; he enjoyed taking them to baseball games and even took on the demanding role of Boy
Scout Leader. He was a great example for his children and a man of honor and integrity.
Freddy loved the Lord and in the early 1970’s he joined the Mount Erie Baptist Church. Over the years
he devoted more of his time in service to the Lord and served in a myriad of roles. He served as a
Deacon; Senior Brotherhood President; an Usher, and Sunday School Officer. He served as a leader on
multiple church boards including the Benevolence, Men’s Retreat, and Christmas Committees. Freddy
also served in the Progressive Missionary Baptist District Association. He was a good and faithful servant
and loved his Pastor and church Family.
Freddy and his young family were stationed in Whidbey Island, WA; Yokohama, Japan; Oxnard; and San
Diego. He was a trailblazer earning his private pilot’s license while still on active duty. After 22 years in
the Navy, he retired as a Chief Petty Officer and was honorably discharged. He then briefly embarked
on another career as an entrepreneur. He opened and owned an ice cream parlor called Cable Car Ice
Cream on Plaza Boulevard. After he closed the parlor, he transitioned into the private sector at Solar
Turbine where he worked as an Aeronautical Engineer for the next 18 years. During this period, he went
back to school earning a degree from City College and his BA from National University in Business
Administration. He served his community as a committed member of the GA Thompson Masonic Lodge
#79 and served as Past Master of the Masonic Order. He worked tirelessly for years on the many
philanthropic Lodge endeavors.
After his FINAL Retirement from Solar, Freddy was not content with just sitting at home. He enjoyed
multiple church auxiliaries, spending time with his grandchildren, swimming, learning to play the piano,
walking and having lunch with his friends. His lunch buddies were affectionately called the “ROMEO’S”.
RETIRED OLD MEN EATING OUT. Once a week they would meet at a local restaurant and “shoot the
breeze”. Freddy also loved baseball and particularly the PADRES and he looked forward to a pilgrimage
to Spring Training every year.
Freddy was a proud grandfather and was devoted to his five beautiful grandchildren. Kellen Dempsey
Hobson, Phoenix Michelle Caesar, Eden Lily Hobson, Kennedy Amaya Caesar (Scooter) and Troi Scarlette

Richardson. He made them a priority and attended all their piano recitals, graduations, and sporting
events. Papa as he was called was loved and adored by all his grandchildren.
On January 1, 2022, Freddy received his wings surrounded by his family. Left to cherish his memory are:
his devoted wife of 59 years Lillie Richardson, Troy (son) and Diana Richardson, Shonte (daughter) and
Benito Hobson, Kendra (daughter) and Andre Caesar, Diane (sister) and Willie Peters; Peggy Wilson
(sister); his 5 grandchildren, multiple nieces, nephews, and cousins.


Proverbs 3 5:6
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

In all they ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct they paths.


Cards can be sent to his wife of 59 years Lillie Richardson

2395 Saipan Drive, San Diego, CA 92139



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January 18, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Funeral Service
January 19, 2022

11:30 AM

Military Honors
January 19, 2022


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