FREER - Barbara E. "Bobby" Richardson, 62, a resident of Freer, Texas, for more than 17 years passed away on Thursday, November 22, 2007 after a short illness.

She was formerly employed with Secords Grocery for more than two years, and was always willing to help the Freer Volunteer Fire Dept. She enjoyed cooking and baking and was known for her jalapeno cornbread, which she specialized in. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister that will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Martha Sue Havard.

She leaves to cherish her memories her husband of 43 years of marriage, Meredith W. Richardson of Freer, Texas; her children, Cynthia (Ronald) Braddy of La Vernia, Texas, Ronald Richardson of Laredo, Texas, Meredith (Luis Rene) Guerrero, and Michael and Thomas Richardson, all of Freer, Texas; her sister, Liddie Childres of Batson, Texas; five grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held from 3 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, November 24, 2007 at Garza Funeral Home in Freer, Texas, with a prayer services at 6 p.m. that evening with Pastor George Barcus.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 25, 2007 at Batson Prairie Cemetery in Batson, Texas.

Garza Funeral Home of Freer in charge of arrangements.