of Marshall, AR
September 4, 1934 - February 22, 2021
Columbus C. Richmond, age 86 of Marshall, Arkansas passed from this life on Monday, February 22nd, 2021 at his home. He was born in Swifton, Arkansas on September 4th, 1934 to Eligh David Richmond and Eva Lene Milligan Richmond.Columbus worked in ministry for the Church of God, along with his wife, Glenda for 37 years and went on to minister with the Assemblies of God for 20 plus years. He never missed an opportunity to witness and tell others about his Lord and Saviour. His greatest joy came from talking about the Lord and his greatest talent was talking to people. He never met a stranger and could make anyone feel at ease. Columbus loved getting together with his family and old friends for a good visit. He enjoyed going to the coffee shop and having coffee with his buddies. Columbus was a veteran of the United States Army and was currently a member of the Marshall Assembly of God Church.Survivors include two sons, John Richmond of Marshall and David Richmond and wife Betty Jo of Little Rock; grandchildren, Josie Richmond of Little Rock, Ethan Richmond and Morgan Richmond, both of Searcy; one sister, Mary Ann Hester and husband Dan of Mississippi; brother-in-law, George Cooper of Alabama; and many other extended family, church family and friends who will also mourn his passing.Columbus is preceded in death by his parents, Eligh and Eva Richmond; his wife of 57 years, Glenda Charlene Richmond; his mother and father-in-law, Cleda and Arnold DeLoach; siblings, Oral Richmond, Arthur Richmond, Willie Richmond, Luchin Richmond, Beatrice Smith, Wenona Allsup and two infant brothers; and his beloved Pastor and close friend, Bro. Phillip Clark. Funeral services for Bro. Richmond will be 11:00 AM Saturday, February 27th, 2021 at Marshall Assembly of God Church with Bro. Sam Horton and Bro. Bently Massey officiating. Visitation will be 10:00 till 11:00 AM preceding the service. Burial will be in Marshall Memorial Gardens where Columbus will be laid to rest beside his wife, Glenda Charlene Richmond who passed away in February of 2015. Bearers will be Steve Richmond, Phillip Turner, Brent Clark, B.J. Rea, Randy McCallister and Brandon McCallister. Honorary bearers will be Larry Clingings, nieces, nephews and his coffee friends at Harps.Roller-Coffman Funeral Home is complying with the Arkansas Department of Health guidelines for COVID-19 and limiting indoor funeral and visitation attendance to 2/3 capacity at one time. We are practicing social distancing and have limited seating. All attendees must provide and wear their own masks before entering.Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we are practicing social distancing at our graveside services and all patrons are required to provide and wear their own masks. Anyone with underlying health conditions are advised to please stay home. You may sign our online guestbook on our website: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/marshall
John, we are so sorry for your loss. May God wrap you in his loving arms.
Uncle Columbus, You are so loved and will surely be missed. Even though I haven't seen you as much as I would have liked during my adult life, I have so many Cherished Precious Memories when all us kids were younger. We had such Wonderful role models in all you adults, that made sure we Always had family gatherings that kept us all close. As I got older I really enjoyed it whenever we could sit down and talk. With your many nieces and nephews you Always made each of us feel like we were Special. I just hope you knew how truly Special you were to all of us too. I love you and will miss you, especially at family gatherings. John, David and family I pray that God comforts you as only He can. Heaven gained a Beautiful Angel. Love you guys,
I will always remember my visit with your dad at Harps on Saturday mornings. He was a soft spoken man and a GREAT man to visit with. We always had a great visit on our pass and he always spoke well of his (you) two sons. He loved you very much and told me lot's of your life and his life. I really love my visit time with him. It is really hard to lose your love ones and it hard to not have them here with us. But we know we will meet and visit again in our future in that great place GOD has made for us.
Uncle Columbus: You pulled me aside at Jimmyâ€™s graveside and told me I was part of the reason you gave you heart to God when you heard me, as a little girl, praying and asking God to heal Jimmy. You telling me that meant a lot to me and I will cherish your words forever. You will be missed and I like all your other nieces and nephews will miss your stories of life with your siblings. Upon your death a great history source for our family has been lost. â¤ï¸David and John may the lord wrap his arms around your Heart and fill you with his tender compassion and love. Let your wonderful memories of your Dad comfort you! I love you both and know how hard it is to lose a parent. I will always lend a shoulder for you to cry on and an ear to hear your loving and often funny stories of your life with Uncle Columbus. All your cousins understand living with a Richmond....can we say stubborn, opinionated and never wrong!! Love you guys. ðŸ™â¤ï¸ðŸ˜˜
Uncle Columbus, not many know that you were the beginning of my journey to finding God and his real truth, although when I lived with Y'all for a short while and I fought you all the way wanting to wear my panty hose and make up to church, many a time I would take the "studs" as PawPaw Jack would say and tell you then I'm not going, but of course that was an unacceptable answer for you, so many memories I hold dear in my heart from years gone by, your boys were always entertained by us while the adults were gone shopping. Oh the times we had. You were always my favorite Uncle and I think about you often, rest easy now for the Kingdom of God is close at hand, see you again soon in a Paradise full of all those we have lost in death! John and David I love you guys, if you need anything let me know please.
So many memories to be cherished of Bro. Richmond, but we know he has just had a beautiful reunion. We will continue to keep you all in our prayers for peace and healing in the days to come, until we all meet up again in heaven.
You were the best...so much like my dad. You were loved and will surely be missed.
Uncle Columbus, Loved you then, Love you now. Itâ€™s been awhile since Iâ€™ve seen you. Thought of you often. Many of loved ones will be waiting with open arms let them know how much they are loved and missed.
Prayers are with the family and friends. Heâ€™s won the race! What a reunion there is in heaven.
Fair winds and calm seas Uncle Columbus thank you for the stories and memories you will be dearly missed
I didnt know you that well but the few times i did i realized that everything i heard about you were true. You'll be missed. We love you Uncle Columbus.
Uncle Columbus Iâ€™m sure going to miss you aggravating me. I guess I got a lot of you in me since every time mother (your sister) was mad at me she would call me Columbus....ðŸ˜‚. Weâ€™ve had a lot of good times together like the trip to LePanto a few years ago, David! I remember seeing you standing at motherâ€™s coffin in the church and you looked so broken, now I feel that feeling again. John & David I love you guys. May God wrap His arms of love, peace & comfort around you through this time of sorrow. Love Cheryl & Ed French
Uncle Columbus, I love and will miss you and your stories about you all growing up. Rip Love you
Loved & will miss Uncle Columbus! Every time I saw him, he would remind me of momma,(his sister). I'd always hug and kiss him on the check! Hope to be there Saturday.
John and David, we are so sorry to learn of your Dad passing. I enjoyed talking to him when he came to the Senior Center. Just talking to him you knew God was foremost in his life. Prayers for Gods comfort.
He was a joy to visit with and always made sure to say "hi". One knew that God was foremost in his life and was also a great inspiration to all of us. Prayers for John and his family.
John, it is so sad to lose such a great man and I am certain a father. Life is full of questions but the answers we don't always know but God knows. May God fill you and David with a fullness that only He can give. I will miss him even though it was just recently we sat on the same pew together, He was a prayer warrior with strength in the Word and was great comfort when needed. With Love In Christ,James & Becky Patterson
Uncle Columbus,living far away I didnâ€™t get to see you much but always love seeing you when I got a chance.We will miss you and will always love you. Iâ€™ll see when our Heavenly Father calls me home.Tell my son Robby we love and miss him.Love you Uncle Columbus.
Uncle Columbus, you are my last uncle to depart this life. I miss you now and Iâ€™ll miss you more in the days to come. I would have loved to have you longer, but thatâ€™s being selfish. Jesus must have needed you more than family. You left us with John and David whom I love very much. I promise to look after them and make sure they get to see you in the afterlife. If per chance you run into Mom and Dad, please let them know how much I miss them and long for the day we all can be reunited. Heaven surely is sounding sweeter.
He was such a joy to talk to and joke with. He will be truly missed as we sat behind him in church.