2024ObituariesDonald Bernard Richardson

February 14, 2024by SealeUser8

Donald Bernard Richardson left his earthly home on February 12, 2024, surrounded by his family.  He was born on October 29, 1939 as the oldest of 5 children to Pansy Elizabeth Ferguson and Clyde Bernard Richardson in Brittany, LA.  He grew up in the country and learned to love the outdoors, having many adventures in the woods and swamps around his home.  He would later tell many stories from these days to those around him.  He was valedictorian of Gonzales High School and went on to graduate from LSU.  He met the love of his life, Barbara Kleinpeter Richardson, at a church dance in Gonzales, Louisiana.  They soon were married and sealed for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple.

Don had a passion for teaching and spent many years serving in different capacities in both work and church.  He was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in many leadership positions throughout his lifetime.

After 20 years of service, Don retired from Pelican Advisory Group as the Senior Vice President of Advanced Markets.  There he excelled with unparalleled expertise in training and marketing and was instrumental in the development of many financial planners across the country.

He enjoyed time spent studying the gospel, fly fishing, directing choir, woodworking, telling jokes and many stories and spending time with friends and family.  He will be greatly missed by all those who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Pansy and Clyde Richardson, and his grandson, Jeremy Beasley.

He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Barbara Richardson, his five children; Randall Richardson (Roxanne), Crystal Beasley-Fatkin (Ken), Clif Richardson (Dina), Rachel London (Devon), and Scott Richardson (Lisa). His eleven grandchildren; Brittany Busk, Danielle Roblin, Kevin Richardson, Michelle Owens, Jamie Beasley, Brooke Galindo, Jared Beasley, Bronwyn Dance, Lauren London, Katelyn Richardson and Mason Richardson, as well as, 29 great grandchildren.  He is also survived by his four siblings; Patrick “Pat” Richardson (Rosemary),  Joseph “Sherry” Richardson (Janet),  Larry Richardson (Pam) and Carla Stuckey (Don).

Services to honor Don’s life will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2024, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 25367 Riverton Ave, Denham Springs, Louisiana.  Visitation will be held from 9 am until noon with services to follow and burial at Evergreen Memorial Park. Pallbearers: Randall Richardson, Clif Richardson, Scott Richardson, Kevin Richardson, Jamie Beasley and Jared Beasley. Please sign the online guestbook at www.sealefuneral.com




  • Brent Buffone

    February 23, 2024 at 1:54 pm

    I Never have met Don personally. But it is an Honor to be a part of the legacy working with your children & grand children through Pelican, your light shines through them.


  • Sean Davis

    February 16, 2024 at 3:36 pm

    Mr. Don was such a wonderful mentor to me and he was the best Dad joke teller of all time. We will miss him greatly.


  • Mark Bagwell

    February 15, 2024 at 6:39 pm

    Mr. Don was truly a great man and mentor. I enjoyed every day that I had working side by side with him. It was a blessing to have been able to get to know Mr. Don.


  • Stephen H. Cutler

    February 15, 2024 at 6:03 pm

    My wife ,(Carol) and I send our prayers and special memories to Barbara and family!
    The love of music and especially, Church hymns , was a shared experience that brought them together!
    In our early married years, Don, Sonny VanOsdell, Ole Christensen, several missionaries and I would meet early at the Church on Winnborne St. and play basketball every weekday for months.!
    Don helped me many times when I served the Young Single Adults at LSU. His testimony of the Prophet Joseph Smith and the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ was always Strong and Powerful!
    We will not be able to celebrate his life with you so we share or testimony that Families can be Together Forever!
    Love, Steve and Carol Cutler


  • matthew everhasrt

    February 15, 2024 at 3:08 pm

    i can still hear him telling his stories, especially about the sock on the wall. truly an awesome guy. youre very lucky to have been so close for so long. thanks for introducing me to him!!


  • Andrew Grezaffi

    February 14, 2024 at 11:53 pm

    Mr. Don was the best teacher, mentor, and friend a newly married agent like me could have ever had. I don’t know that I have ever met a man quite like him. I thank God to have known him and I will miss him. To all the Richardson family thank you for letting him be such a big part of the lives of the agents that came through Pelican. You will all be in my prayers.


  • Lee W Balinas

    February 14, 2024 at 9:33 pm

    Saddened at the loss. He was like a mentor and Grandpa. He cared for people and everyone felt valued in his presence. May God give comfort to his family and many friends.


  • Mary Read

    February 14, 2024 at 9:23 pm

    So sorry to hear the news about Don. I did not know him well but in our interactions he went out of his way to help me and was always a pleasure. To this day I am using when he helped build.


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