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Ruby ""Tina" Glenn Richardson, 87, of Raleigh, NC departed this earthly life on Friday September 29, 2023. Funeral service at 2:00 PM Saturday October 7, 2023 at the C.A. Haywood, Sr. Memorial Chapel preceded by a 1:30 PM visitation. Interment will follow at Historic Oakwood Cemetery.
****There will be no public viewing prior to the service****
Ruby Clementine Glenn Richardson, affectionately known as “Teenie” or “Tina” departed this earthly realm on September 29, 2023 in her home. Teenie transitioned peacefully with her daughter Krystal by her side.
Born on April 8, 1936, she was the youngest of eight children. Teenie was preceded in death by her mother Janie Little, and siblings Bennie A. Mack Sr., Richard “Buster” Little, Nathaniel “Red Bootie” Little, Charles “Shag” Little, Helen Hinton, Effie Little, and Evelyn “El” Little.
Teenie began her formal education in Raleigh City Schools and was a graduate of the inaugural class of John W. Ligon High School, Class of 1954. She also attended both Shaw University and St. Augustine’s College.
She began her career as a teacher’s aide while living in Jacksonville, NC, and also worked on the Marine Corps base in Camp Lejuene. While in Jacksonville, she became a part of the Bell Fork Home Community and maintained those connections for many years. Additionally, during that time she became a mother to her only child Krystal.
Upon moving back to Raleigh in 1978, she embarked on a career change and began working at Data General, Corning Glass and ultimately retiring from AVX Corporation in 1993. As Teenie could not sit idly at home, she started selling Avon, providing personal companion services, served as a bus monitor, and was a substitute teacher until she was eighty.
Teenie had a strong faith in God and it was demonstrated as she kept moving forward after being diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 1993. In her 30 years of surviving with cancer, she had participated in support groups encouraging others to stay strong and not give up. Teenie also wanted to be a part of a strong body of believers and was a fifty plus year member of Martin Street Baptist Church. Over the years she participated in Sunday School, Ladies Auxiliary, Vacation Bible School, Group 5 and the food outreach ministry, Blessings in Bags.
Socializing was one of her favorite pastimes and she was an active member of both the Ligon and Washington High Alumnis, Smiling Age Club, AARP and former member of the National Epicureans, Inc. Teenie’s other favorite pastimes were watching the National Football League or National Basketball Association games on tv or in person, crocheting, listening to Marvin Gaye songs, celebrating her birthday, dancing, and telling people exactly what was on her mind.
She leaves to cherish her memory Krystal J. Glenn, daughter; Sister/Cousin Dorothy P. Sanders, four generations of nieces, three generations of nephews, cousins, special friends Mary Curry and Sheldon “Mickey” Smith, and friends.