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Mrs. Mary C. Richard

December 29, 1921 - May 26, 2020

Funeral Home Comeaux Community Funeral Chapel

Interment Magnolia Cemetery & Mausoleum

Church Comeaux-Community Funeral Chapel

Friday (05/29): Visitation – 5PM to 8PM; Comeaux Community Funeral Chapel

Saturday (05/30): Funeral Service – private; St Martin De Porres Mission in Cheek; Interment; Magnolia Cemetery & Mausoleum


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“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” Psalm 23:4

Mary Clark Richard was born on December 29, 1921 in Lovers Lake, Texas to the late Daniel Clark, Sr. and Dollie Parkerson Clark of Cheek, Texas. She was the second child out of ten children (Ace, Mary, L.C. Lillian, Daniel, Jr., Lorena, Thomas, Herman, Earnel, and Edward Earl).  As a child, she was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Beaumont, Texas. Later in life, she was a member of Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church in Beaumont and then St. Martin de Porres Mission in Cheek.

Even though she was only educated through the seventh grade, Mary was a businesswoman who helped her husband manage a garage, a small grocery store, a night club, and a baseball park while juggling the responsibilities of motherhood and housekeeping. She was known for saying, “If you have to lie to get something, it is not worth having.” 

She was married to her late husband Martel Richard, the son of Ida and Prosper Richard, on January 2, 1940.  When an interviewer from a local news station asked her about the secret to a happy marriage, she replied, “Marriage takes a lot of prayers and good communication. And sometimes that means knowing when to shut your mouth.”

This loving marriage of over 64 years produced thirteen children: Cewillow, Paul, Marcella, Martel (deceased), Lana, Jacquelyn, Winica, Patricia, Addie, Michael, Lydia, Martin and Lorence. She also leaves a living legacy of thirty-six grandchildren, forty great-grandchildren, and a great-great grand-daughter and a host of other relatives and friends to cherish her memory. 

Mary passed away from this life to begin her eternal rest on Monday, May 25, 2020 in Fannett, Texas.  

On Friday, May 29, 2020 there will be a public visitation from 5pm – 8pm at Comeaux Community Funeral Chapel, 624 Irma St in Beaumont. There will be private funeral service for just family members on Saturday, May 30, 2020 at St Martin de Porres Mission in Cheek, followed by her entombment at Magnolia Cemetery and Mausoleum in Beaumont. www.comeauxchapel.com

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day. II Timothy 4:7-8

   Mary was ………

               “A Virtuous Woman”

10 [a]A wife of noble character who can find?
    She is worth far more than rubies.
11 Her husband has full confidence in her
    and lacks nothing of value.
12 She brings him good, not harm,
    all the days of her life.
13 She selects wool and flax
    and works with eager hands.
14 She is like the merchant ships,
    bringing her food from afar.
15 She gets up while it is still night;
    she provides food for her family
    and portions for her female servants.
16 She considers a field and buys it;
    out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
17 She sets about her work vigorously;
    her arms are strong for her tasks.
18 She sees that her trading is profitable,
    and her lamp does not go out at night.
19 In her hand she holds the distaff
    and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
20 She opens her arms to the poor
    and extends her hands to the needy.
21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
    for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
22 She makes coverings for her bed;
    she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is respected at the city gate,
    where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
    and supplies the merchants with sashes.
25 She is clothed with strength and dignity;
    she can laugh at the days to come.
26 She speaks with wisdom,
    and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
27 She watches over the affairs of her household
    and does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children arise and call her blessed;
    her husband also, and he praises her:
29 “Many women do noble things,
    but you surpass them all.”
30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
    but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
31 Honor her for all that her hands have done,
    and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

Proverbs 31:10 – 31 NIV                                                                                                                                              

The family kindly requests that you would please remember social distancing and wear face masks to the visitation & celebration of life services in order to better protect yourselves and others. Thank you.

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