Nina Faye Wright Richardson

nina wright richardson

November 19, 1946 ~ February 19, 2024

Born in: Ohio County, Kentucky
Resided in: Owensboro, Kentucky

Nina Faye Wright Richardson,77, of Owensboro, passed away on February 19, 2024, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, IN. She was born November 19, 1946, in Ohio County, to the late Jessie Nall Wright and Emma Francis Horton Wright. Faye retired from the Hampton Inn where she was a housekeeper and she attended Ridgewood Baptist Church.

Faye enjoyed reading her bible, attending church, and getting together with family.

Along with her parents, Faye was preceded in death by her siblings, Donnie Wright, Mary Mattingly, Tincy Stewart, and Alice Stewart.

Faye is survived by her children, Angie (Danny) Wilson, Kenny (Penny) Richardson, Sherry (Allen) Ward, Jerry Richardson, Amanda Richardson; grandchildren, whom she considered her own, Chace (Autumn) Ling, Easton (Jennay) Ling, Christian Roberts, and Morgan Richardson; along with her other grandchildren, Samantha (Chris) Dixon, Josh Wilson, Mikaelea (Darren) Wilson, Elizabeth (Kelsey) Richardson, Emma Richardson, Hunter Johnson, Courtney Johnson, Mikey (Mallory) Elliot, Randan (Chelsea) Ward, Raine Ward, Austin Ward, and Americus Ward; several great-grandchildren; brother, George (Sue) Wright; and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 26, 2024, at Ridgewood Baptist Church, with Brother Tony Boyken. Burial to follow at New Bethel Cemetery in Ohio County. Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 25, 2024, at Ridgewood Baptist Church and again on Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of charitable donations made payable to Faye Richardson’s funeral expenses, c/o Sherry Ward. Envelopes will be available at the church.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Nina Faye Wright Richardson. Leave your messages of condolence for the family of Mrs. Richardson and sign her virtual guestbook at

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  1. I’ve known Faye since I was a newborn and she was like a grandma I never had. She will be dearly missed. Angie, Sherry, Kenny, Jerry and Amanda I’m so sorry for the loss of your momma she was the sweetest woman ever. She might be gone but never forgotten

  2. Mom,
    You are and always will be my best friend my whole world I’m lost without you. But know your happy, smiling, and breathing easy. But was best mother ever in the world. Will never forget you never. Thanks for being my mom and doing everything you done for me. I LOVE YOU FOREVER.

  3. My most precious momma, there are no words for the incredible woman you were! Thank you for the life lessons that made me into the woman I am today. Love you infinity times infinity.

  4. Faye had a heart as big as Texas! Always putting others in front, her needs and desires, fell to the side. She walked through all kinds of trouble waters, with her faith held high and her eyes on Our Savior. She left us with lots of memories and laughter. Spread your wings and fly high until we meet again. Love you!

  5. Faye was one of the sweetest woman ever! She always treated you like family and her smile was so sweet and kind. She was like a part of my family just like her kids were. Since so many of them are my family it just blended together. She raised some wonderful children and loved them all so dearly and unconditionally. Angie, Sherry, Kenny, Amanda and Jerry you and your families are in my Prayers and Love you all! Also my bio family Angie, Sammy Jo, Josh and Kay Kay. Love you all so very much and Prayers!

      • Knew Faye several years ago she always had a smile was a kind person was a dear friend to my sister in law and brother in law Alice Whittaker and David Whittaker always checked on my elderly mother Christine Renfrow when they were neighbors in Pleasant Ridge. Thank you Faye and prayers to the family . Mary Whittaker (Renfrow) formerly from Pleasant Ridge

  6. Aunt Faye was always so loving , kind and sweet. I will always remember how much joy and love she showed me as a child each and every time I would see her. She would always be so excited and just light up to see you at family gatherings. She was special and she loved her family well. She will be dearly missed.

  7. Sending prayers and hugs to the family. I remember all the long talks Faye and I had . She was such a inspiration to me and so many others. Love you Faye!!!

  8. We lost a dear, sweet neighbor and friend. She always had a smile, even when she had every reason not to. Rest in everlasting peace, sweet lady. No more worries and no more pain. Steve & Debi Shaver

  9. I will my friend. Her smile always brightened my day. How percious she was and loved everyone.
    You’ll always be in my heart.

  10. Angie, I’m so sorry to hear you lost your mom. Sending you& your family prayers.
    Carolyn Girten

  11. One of the sweetest LADY that I ever knew. Not enough words to describe her life. I’ve already missed HER in church SHE had a very spiritual testimony. Loved HER.

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