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Funeral Service for Sylvia Richards, 73, of Industry, was held on Friday, June 4, 2010 at West End Baptist Church, with Rev. Dennis Keen, officiating.  Interment was in Pilgrims Rest Cemetery in Industry.

Pallbearers were Frank Cimino, Roland Reynolds, Ernie Leach, Stacy M. Richards, Kerry L. Richards and Iggy Garcia. 

Sylvia was born in Houston to parents, Leon and Gloria Morton Colley where she was raised and attended school. Sylvia was united in marriage to Monte Richards. They were married for 35 years. She was a member of West End Baptist Church in Industry and a homemaker. Sylvia passed away on Monday, May 31, 2010 in Bellville.

Survivors include her husband, Monte Richards of Industry, daughters, Sherry McNeely and husband, Richard of Nelsonville, Melissa Winkelmann and husband, Donald of Houston, sons, Mark Spikes and wife, Joyce of Seattle, Washington, and Keith Spikes and wife, Cindy of McAllen, TX, grandson, Jerry Winkelmann along with an additional eleven grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorials may be made to West End Baptist Church of Industry, P.O. Box 67, Industry, TX 78944. 

Funeral arrangements were held under the direction of Knesek Bros. Funeral Chapel, 842 East Main, Bellville, Texas 77418. Visit our web site at to sign the register book or to send a sympathy card. 

Posted by Joy Neely


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