Gwendolyn Denise Richardson


Birth affirmation and career

May 12, 1971 God Blessed Leroy and Gwendolyn Simmons with their beautiful daughter Gwendolyn Denise Simmons. Born and raised in Galveston, Texas where she attended and graduated from Ball High School Class of 89’. Gwendolyn worked for UTMB in Galveston, Devereux behavioral Health in League City, and Women’s Hospital in Houston, Texas. She later worked for LBJ Hospital in Houston, TX before her untimely death.

Spiritual affirmation

Gwendolyn accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior and was a member of Paradise Missionary Baptist Church.

Transition and beloved family

On April 9, 2021 Gwendolyn transitioned from this earthly life on the wings of angels. She is preceded in death by her grandparents Earnest and Occie Lee Byrd, and her aunt, Leathia Mae Holiday.


She leaves to cherish her beautiful memories, her parents, Leroy and Gwendolyn Simmons; her children, Chitara Glenn, DeQwen Richardson, and DeVonna Richardson; her two sisters, Theresa Simmons, and Articisha Simmons; her brother, Louis (Tayonia) Simmons; her three wonderful grandchildren, Za’ Dorian Richardson, Diamond Holmes and Anthony Miles, III; her four nieces and five nephews; a host of aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends.

There will be a public visitation held on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 11am with a chapel service to begin at 1pm.  Services will be held at Bay Area Funeral Directors located at 5410 FM 1765 (facing hwy 3) Texas City, Texas 77591.




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2 Comments on "Gwendolyn Denise Richardson"

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Patty Thompson
April 16, 2021 10:41 am

Please accept my condolence on the loss of Ms. Simmons. God will comfort you.

Felicia R McCorpen
April 17, 2021 10:09 pm

Condolences to you all, Gwen was such a kind and loving person….