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Mary Kennedy Richardson

January 14, 1939 — March 22, 2023

Mary Kennedy Simmons Richardson, a lifelong resident of Macon, Georgia, died peacefully on Wednesday, March 22, 2023. She was born on January 14, 1939, to the late Fred and Josie (Kennedy) Simmons in Macon, Georgia.

Mary K. is survived by her son, William Richardson of Jacksonville, Florida; her niece, Connie Crawford Custer (Scott) of Kathleen, Georgia; great nephew, Greg Custer (Kate Olivia) of Perry, Georgia; great nieces, Melanie Custer Howell (Cody) of Bonaire, Georgia and Kate Custer Smith (Ben) of Kathleen, Georgia. She was preceded in death by her beloved older sister, Joe Ann Simmons Crawford and brother-in-law, Dr. Carl Crawford.

Mary K. grew up in downtown Macon on New Street and was a graduate of Miller High. She attended First Baptist in downtown Macon in her younger years. Over the years, she worked as a medical receptionist for doctors in Macon and at the Medical Clinic on Robins Air Force Base. Mary K. loved to spend time with friends and was often the life of the party. She was an avid reader and when she was younger enjoyed spending time working in her yard at her row home in the historical district of Macon. She loved the arts and living in downtown Macon. Later in life, Mary K. became a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Macon.

Since the pandemic, Mary K. had not been well and has spent the last year and half living in Perry, Georgia at Summerhill Nursing Home. The family is very grateful for the excellent care that she received from the nurses and staff at Summerhill and the sweet staff of Gentiva Hospice. They helped to make her last days comfortable and were such a blessing to Mary K and her niece, Connie.

A graveside service will be held at Riverside Cemetery in Macon, GA at 1:30 PM on Saturday, March 25, 2023. Go to to sign the Online Registry for the family. McCullough Funeral Home and Crematory has the privilege of being entrusted with these arrangements.

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