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Bernice Thigpen Richards

February 13, 1936 ~ January 18, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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Obituary

McDuffie County

Bernice Thigpen Richards, 86, Thomson, Georgia, entered into eternal rest on January 18, 2023.

She was born in Glenwood, Georgia on February 13, 1936.  Bernice moved to Savannah  with her parents in 1941 during the War, and her parents worked at the shipyard building ships.  She grew up mostly in Montgomery County, enjoyed working on the Blueberry Farm, and moved to Thomson in 1977 with her late husband, George Richards.  After graduation from High School, Bernice furthered her education with a Degree from Massey Business College.  She had a beautiful singing voice and won 2nd Place in the Solo Division in the State during her high school years.  Bernice was Baptist by faith and a member of Sweetwater Baptist Church.  She worked in the Atlanta Area in Civil Service for the Army Reserves Personnel Office.  She also loved spending time with her family and friends.

Bernice was preceded in death by her loving husband, George Richards and her brother Hildred Thigpen.  Her survivors include her sister, Mildred Thigpen Morris of Soperton, Georgia and her cousin, Marsha Rich of Mt. Vernon, Georgia and her dear friend and caregiver, Della Leslie and other extended family.

Visitation will be held on Friday, January 20, 2023, at Sweetwater Baptist Church, 1606 Wrens Highway, Thomson, Georgia, from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m.  Her service will follow at 1:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary with Rev. Don Cummings officiating.  The interment will follow in the Church Cemetery.  Please visit www.beggsfuneralhome.net to sign the family’s personal guestbook.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sweetwater Baptist Church, 1606 Wrens Highway, Thomson, Georgia 30824.

The Family would like to express their sincerest thanks to her professional medical caregivers.

Beggs Funeral Home, Thomson, Georgia is honored to serve the family of Bernice Thigpen Richards.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
January 20, 2023

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Sweetwater Baptist Church (Georgia)

Funeral Service
Friday
January 20, 2023

1:00 PM
Sweetwater Baptist Church - Thomson, GA
1606 Wrens Hwy.
Thomson, GA 30824

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