A funeral service honoring the life of J.B. Richards, 79, was held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 20, 2022, at Blue Ridge Methodist Church in Ajax, Louisiana. Visitation was held on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Officiating the service was Reverend David Hill.
J.B. was born to Elmer Ross Richards and Lula Pernissia Richards on March 19, 1942, in Center, Texas, and entered into eternal rest on January 16, 2022, in Converse, Louisiana.
J.B was a resident of Converse and worked many jobs throughout his life. For 37 years, he spent time working in the oilfield. He also worked construction for a period of time; and raised chickens for Conagra. J.B. then retired to the lake and worked for the state as a local trash compactor, up until the day he passed. He enjoyed working in the garden and helping his wife hunt or fish, visiting garage sales, and spending time with his family.
J.B. was preceded in death by his parents, his step-mother, Leonie Self Richards; his daughter, Robin Reene Richards, and a host of brothers and sisters. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Lula Mae Richards; sons, Nathan Lee Richards and wife, Julie, and significant other, Adriana Fargnoli, and Michael William Richards and partner, Stacey Renea and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and other relatives.
Honoring J.B. as pallbearers will be Leslie Peterson, Dwayne Brackett, Jimmy Browning, Bobby Goodman, and Brian Miller. Serving as honorary pallbearer will be Cody D. Brown.