Retired Division of Family and Children Services Director Sallie Richardson was honored on her 80th birthday Sept. 6 for her 40 years of public service with a public event at Midway Congregational Christian Church.
State Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, presented a proclamation that was read by Richardson’s eldest daughter, Claire Robinson. In addition, Liberty County Commission Chairman Donald Lovette, who celebrated his 60th birthday the same day, presented her with a proclamation from the county.
The Hinesville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, of which Richardson is a charter member and first chapter president, honored her 61 years of membership with a celebratory serenade of the Delta Sweetheart song and a presentation by chapter President Petula Y Dunston-Gomillion.
Richardson’s great-granddaughter, Ja’Mya Jones, played a piano selection and her father, Chief Petty Officer Jamel Jones, sent birthday greetings from aboard a ship on active duty in the US Navy. There was also a presentation of an overview of Richardson’s life.