Condolences To Orlando Shooting Victims

She is praying for all involved, and urges members of the ministerial association and citizens of Coffee County and surrounding counties to do the same.
Reverend Lynette Richardson wants to extend her condolences to the family and friends of victims of the tragic Orlando shooting.
She knows and understands your pain – you will learn to deal with the pain, though it will never go away entirely.
The Lord will pull you through.
She is praying for all involved, and urges members of the ministerial association and citizens of Coffee County and surrounding counties to do the same.
Lynette McCoy Richardson was born in Appling County, Georgia on October 29, 1949 to the late James and the late Annette McCoy of Fort Myers, FL. 
She attended Appling County High and graduated from Memphis High School after her family moved to Memphis, Tennessee. She began preaching at the age of sixteen, and married at the age of 16 as well. 
Her husband, Marion Richardson, Jr. was raised in Coffee County, the son of the late Marion Richardson, Sr. and the late Ludella Chestnut Richardson. Lynette has an identical twin sister, Annette McCoy Jackson of Baxley, GA. 
Lynette preached her first sermon at a little country church in Memphis, Tennessee. She also taught an adult Sunday school class at Lakeview Garden Church. 
From there, it’s been a long marriage and preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. Five children were born to the marriage of Lynette and Marion. The oldest child, Barbara Richardson Landers, is married to James Landers, and they reside in Douglas. Their second child, Bobbie Wayne Richardson and his wife, Angela, live in Pearson. Their third child, Sheila Trenna Richardson, was tragically killed at the age of 22. Eric Demond Richardson is married to Shanta Steverson, and they reside in Fitzgerald. The youngest child, Marion III, is married to Jonna Carter.
Lynette’s husband, Marion, whose father was an employee of Myles Greene, suffered from liver disease many years ago, and Lynette herself was diagnosed with stomach cancer many years ago. Lynette claims complete healing by the grace of God. 
While in Memphis, Sister Lynette preached in the church of Reverend Gilbert Patterson. She has preached in 41 different states, including Atlanta, GA; Baltimore, MD; Washington D.C.; Detroit, MI; New York, NY; Miama, FL; and New Jersey. “My goal is to win souls for Jesus,” she says.
Marion retired when he developed the liver disease and Lynette retired from Campbell’s Soup Company in 1997. Particularly since her own healing from cancer, she constantly feels like she should be “giving something back to society,” and specifically to her community. She decided many years ago that she would “deny self and take up his cross and follow him.” This busy lady, who is continually striving to help others, preached in white or black churches and counseled any time, day or night. She was a chaplain at Coffee Regional Hospital, had a jail ministry, counseled abused women and children, and worked in the Sheriff’s Advocacy Program. In Bridgeport, CT, she was affiliated with The Holiness of God for all People, Inc. under the leadership of Bishop Henry Simmons and helped write the by-laws. In Durham, NC, she was affiliated with Shirley Caesar Outreach Ministries, Inc. She is a member of the Douglas/Coffee Ministerial Association. 
Lynette was working diligently to start a Coffee County Food Bank and Clothes Closet. This endeavor was endorsed by several businesses and individuals in the county, including Connie Riviera, Coffee County Sheriff’s Department, Aaron’s Rental General Manager Tammy Spell, Cash Advance, Nicholls Elementary School Principal Danny Ware, Kool Kash Manager April Henderson, Jewelry Gallery and Dela Crews Brown, and Nicholls Headstart program and Rob Griffin. Other businesses participated as well. Most of the businesses were drop-off points. It was a non-profit organization.
Lynette was also seeking a place for storage space. Pastor Richardson was really motivated to help others. As Jesus said, “For such as you do unto the least of my little ones – you do unto me.” 
Rev. Lynette Richardson also believes that all of the people of all cities, counties, and state need to stand behind local and state law enforcement. She states that she thanks God for them and for the job that they do daily. “We all need to step back and let them do their jobs and investigations. We need to work together and stop being judgmental,” she states.
Rev. Richardson also believes that we do not need to be judgmental to anyone because of his or her sexuality, race, or ethnicity. “They are children of God. We need to be praying for each other. What happened in Orlando was a horrible tragedy and we need to come together,” she states.
Evangelist Richardson wanted to summarize with these words from St. John Chapter 21:15:16: “So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon, son of Jonas, Lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him Yea Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him (Simon Barjona) Feed my Lambs. He saith unto him the second time Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more? He saith unto him, Yea Lord, thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him Feed my sheep.”
See the Sunday, July 10, 2016 edition of The Douglas Enterprise.

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