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Deacon Richard Lee Wyche

June 10, 1938 ~ April 6, 2022 (age 83)

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THE LIFE & LEGACY of a Great Man...

Therefore shall ye keep my commandments, and do them: I am the LORD.

Leviticus 22:31

          In humble submission to the will of God, we pause today to honor the LIFE and LEGACY of DEACON RICHARD LEE WYCHE, who was a loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle, god-father, cousin and friend.

          Richard was born on Friday, June 10, 1938 in Brunswick County, Virginia to the parentage of the late Earnest and Rosa Ridley Wyche. He was reared and educated in Brunswick County, Virginia.

           At an early age, Richard received Christ as his Lord and Personal Savior and joined the New Hope RZUA Church of Freeman, Virginia.  As life progressed, he relocated to Trenton, New Jersey, before settling in Newark, where he spent 40 years of his life. Richard worked for Coastmetal Corporation for 26 years. He later retired from the Hackensack Board of Education, after 20 years of dedicated service. While in New Jersey, Richard was a faithful servant of the Trinity Baptist Church, Hackensack, New Jersey.

            After his retirement, Richard returned to his roots in Virginia. He was a TRUE MAN of GOD. He reunited in Christian Fellowship with his home church, upon his return, and continued to serve faithfully. Richard was an ordained Deacon for over 63 years.

              To know Richard was to love him and he was loved by many. He was the same person all the time. He never changed. He was the most humbled, Godfearing man you could ever meet. Richard was the patriarch of his family and was respected as such.

          “Upon life’s journey, we are given opportunities to plant seeds of goodness, seeds of kindness, and seeds of blessings that bestow our hearts, our work and our being. For those that sow the fields with loving generosity, so shall they reap the abundant harvest of eternal life.” On Wednesday, April 6, 2022 Deacon Richard Lee Wyche, answered God’s solemn call from earthly labor unto sweet eternal rest, while in the comfort of his home. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: his beloved wife, Doris Elizabeth Brown Wyche; son, Don Brown; two sisters, Mattie Inker and Muriel Callis and two brothers, Charlie Rice and Raymond Lee.

          Memories of his LOVE, DIGNITY and FAITH will long be remembered by: five daughters, Patricia Shuford (Alphonzo) of Hyattsville, MD, Denise Lewis (Edward) of Brandywine, MD, Deidre Taylor (Linwood) of Richmond, VA, Angela Edmonds (Larry) of Farmville, VA and Evette Wyche-Bailey (Walter) of Freeman, VA; two sons, Larry Wyche (Denise) of Katy, TX and Anthony Wyche (Teresa) of East Orange, NJ; twelve grandchildren, Skylar Wyche, Niesha Lewis, Tyrone Lewis, David Wyche, Tori Houze, Artessa Wyche, Megan Wyche, Cierra Brown, Brantley Wyche, Deja Taylor, Zaevon Bailey and one he reared as his own, Zionne Henry; nine great-grandchildren, four sisters, Rosa Pearson of Newark, NJ, Daisy Smith (Jim) and Glorice Jones (Connie) both of Emporia, VA, Lula Pearson and Doris Rice both of Hackensack, NJ; two brothers, Earnest Wyche (Lea) of Chesterfield, VA and George Rice (Leavis) of Richmond, VA; one great-aunt, Thelma Wall; two nephews he reared, Stephen Cox, Jr. (Valencia) and Tyrone Cox (Sarah) both of Newark, NJ; three godchildren, Chante’ Tonia of Woodbridge, NJ, Alex Price and Antoine Price both of Emporia, VA; a devoted friend and brother-at-heart, Roger Hawkins; devoted in-laws, Stephen and Nell Cox, Sr.; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

 

 

Relatives and Friends are encouraged to visit Mr. Wyche's tribute wall to share memories, extend condolences and to order floral tributes, as sentiments to the family.  

 

The Management and Staff of Knox-High Mortuary, Inc. is privileged to provide

"Distinctive Services, With The Essence Of Excellence"

to the family of Mr. Richard Lee Wyche.

We ask that you join us in remembering the family in both thought and prayer. 

 "Diligent in Business; Fervent in Spirit." - Romans: 12:11

 

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Services

Viewing
Friday
April 15, 2022

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Knox-High Mortuary, Inc.
568 Halifax St.
Emporia, VA 23847

Gathering of Family and Friends
Friday
April 15, 2022

5:00 PM

Viewing
Saturday
April 16, 2022

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
New Hope RZUA Church
5385 Belfield Road
Freeman, VA 23856

Celebration of Life
Saturday
April 16, 2022

12:00 PM
New Hope RZUA Church
5385 Belfield Road
Freeman, VA 23856
 

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