1936 – 2023
Richmond Bethuel Goodridge passed away peacefully in his 87th year on Sunday, May 28, 2023, in Wilmington Delaware.
Early on, he was predeceased by his father James N. D. Goodridge and three of his elder brothers. The remaining brothers, Jonathan Everett, John Edmond, James Wilfred, Charles Arnold, Amos Burgess and their youngest brother, Richmond Bethuel formed a united, blended family under the tender loving care of their mother Nancy Garnett Goodridge Padmore and her husband Jacob A. Padmore. All of whom, along with his wife Henrietta preceded Richmond in death.
Richmond was a man of few words, but he loved to laugh. He has left us with fond memories of his humor, smiles and laughter.
He is survived by: His children: Cherrine (Christian Smith), Richmond, (Ayo), Alvin (Hawa), Maurine
(James Wilson) and Hazele.
His Grandchildren: Christa (Amir) Cecil, Ronell, Estenia, Bethuel, Rothney Tonie, Mikhail, Alvin, Dalvin,
Kalvin, Stacy (Mac), Monhjah and Jarine.
His Great-grandchildren: Aria, Elizabeth, Mckinzie, Briana, Elijah, Mckayla and Ezra.
He is also survived by his close knit Goodridge, Garnett and Padmore nieces, nephews and cousins.
He had a special bond with and will be missed by his childhood cousins Algernon Porte, Preston Padmore and Rachel Garnett.
He was a member of the Circle Club whose surviving members are Milton Greaves, Dr. Vuyu Golokai, Alexander Mombo, Lawrence Norman, Robert Tubman, Cletus Wotorson and his close friend Frances Chu-Chu Horton.
May his soul rest in peace.
Date: Thursday, June 15, 2023
Location: Bethel A. M. E. Church
604 North Walnut Street
Wilmington, Delaware 19802
Viewing: 9:00 a.m.
Funeral: 10:00 a.m.
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