In Loving

Elsie Limbrick Richards

Mar. 3, 1923 – Sept. 16, 2019

Elsie Limbrick Richards, died peacefully on Monday, September 16, 2019 at her home at Lakewood Manor. She was 96 years old.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Vincent Edward Richards. Elsie was the daughter of William Albert and Lula Belle Limbrick.Born and educated in Fredericksburg, Virginia, Elsie was devoted to her family and church. She worked at Spotsylvania High School and with her husband in two family businesses, Belle Bakery and Richard’s Hallmark. Finally, Elsie worked at the Baptist Historical Society at the University of Richmond for over 25 years. In addition to these positions, Elsie was active in all the churches she attended. She taught Sunday school to children and adults, contributed to the WMU programs and taught ESL to recent immigrants.

Elsie is survived by her three children, Vince Richards and his wife, Katy, Aleta Richards and her husband, Bob Ellis and Vinnie Richards Zagurski and her husband, Bohdan. She was also survived by her granddaughter, Sara Zagurski Hubbart and her husband, Reuben, and their son, Owen Vincent Hubbart.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, September 19 at Old Salem Baptist Church in Fredericksburg, Va.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Virginia Baptist Historical Society in Richmond, Va.

Graveside Service


Salem Baptist Church Cemetery


Thursday, September 19, 2019


11:00 AM

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  1. Fred Anderson September 17, 2019 at 5:30 pm - Reply

    Our hearts and thoughts are with each member of Elsie’s family. We have enjoyed her friendship across 45 years. She was a valuable staff member at the Virginia Baptist Historical Society where she was the first person most likely to greet the visitor whether on the phone or in person and she presented the best representation for the organization. She assisted in all kinds of projects, events, activities and was a faithful colleague. She never lost her zest for living, enjoyed shopping for new outfits, exploring estate sales, breakfasting on salt herring (one of the secrets of her aging so gracefully). She always will remain a part of our best memories. Nancy and Fred Anderson

  2. Cynthia K. Miller September 19, 2019 at 10:43 am - Reply

    May Elsie rest in peace. She was a beautiful person and the first, most welcoming, face I saw at the Virginia Baptist Historical Society when I visited. My condolences to her family.

  3. Linda McKinnish bridges September 20, 2019 at 7:02 am - Reply

    An exemplar of grace and graciousness for all of us to follow……I am so glad that we met in this journey. She loved so well.

  4. Donna L Pennington September 20, 2019 at 7:59 am - Reply

    Vinnie and famiIy, it is with great sorrow that I must leave this message. God rest his hand on each of you during this difficult time and ease your sorrow. Thoughts and prayers for you all.

  5. Stuart Lamkin September 20, 2019 at 3:47 pm - Reply

    This makes me so sad to hear. She was the epitome of sweetness and grace. A true southern lady of poise. Her smile will linger in the Historical Society’s foyer for a long time.
    She and Mr. Vincent were such a lovely couple. He shared her dignity and wisdom. They don’t make them like that anymore. I’m glad they are together again.

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