Gene L. Richardson passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at the age of 79. He was born in Sardis, MS to the late Louis Cecil Richardson and Christine Walker Richardson. He was the beloved husband of 20 years to Faye Flanagan Richardson. Devoted father of Michael Richardson (Maureen) and Donna Juneau (Kenny). Stepfather of Gordon Flanagan (Kathleen) and the late Dianna Flanagan. Loving grandfather of Ryan Richardson (Marissa), Rebecca Scheigert (Daniel), and Adam Juneau and great-grandfather of Lyla and Eli Richardson. Step grandfather of Keith Fenore (Jennifer), Jessica Maise (Chris), and Abbie Cross and step great-grandfather of Christian Fenore, Ashton Maise, and Avery Maise. Gene is also survived by his siblings: Peggy Wingerter (late, Sidney), Wanda Johnson (Arnold), and Kathy Bridges (Randy); his stepmother, Elaine Richardson; and numerous nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.
Gene was a Crane Operator for over 30 years with the International Union of Operating Engineers Local Union 406. He was a vital part of many construction projects in the Greater New Orleans area. Gene served in the U.S. Army Reserves for 6 years. He loved music, dancing, and racing fast race cars at the Lakefront as a teenager. He was an excellent car mechanic and could build almost anything with his hands. Gene also enjoyed watching movies, playing video games, and trying his luck at the casinos.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Memorial Service at Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4900 Airline Drive Metairie, LA 70001 on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Visitation will begin at 10:00 am with a service starting at 11:00 am.
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