Veronica Ann “Ronnie” Richter completed her earthly journey on February 7, 2019 after a valiant fight against cancer.
Ronnie was born in Newport News, Va. to Carroll H. and Anne Bonday on Feb. 25, 1942. She lived in the Tidewater area of Virginia into adulthood. She met Dick Richter, the love of her life through her brother Carroll Anthony Bonday. Before they even met, they had noticed each other across the fence since their backyards touched. It was a fateful meeting because Ronnie had attended Catholic School through high school and at one point, even considered becoming a nun. Dick and their future four children are glad she reconsidered and the two were married on Sept. 2, 1961.
Their 57 years of adventure together took them to live in Virginia, Kentucky, Georgia, Tennessee and then back to Georgia where they found a home for over 30 years in Summerville. Ronnie fell in love with her community and its people. She loved her work in the Chattooga County School System as she helped youth develop their potential. She loved her church, Summerville First United Methodist and served in many roles through the years as well as being one of their strongest prayer warriors.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Carroll and her daughter, Karen Richter May.
She is survived by her loving husband, Dick Richter; her three sons, Richard (Donna), Jay (Alice) and Stephen (Lynda); son-in-law, David May; grandchildren, Hillary May, Elizabeth Richter Tarver (Zack), Ryan May, Brandyn May, R. Lee Richter, Sarah Richter, Jackson Richter, Anna Richter, Eli Richter, Max Richter and Augie Richter; her sister, Diane Hux; sister-in-law, Linda (George) Davies, brother-in-law, Gene (Gail) Richter; special sister, Liz Johnson; and many nieces and nephews.
The family has been overwhelmed by the love and support of the pastor and people of Summerville First UMC, the people of Little Sand Mountain Baptist Church. We will always be thankful to all the friends and family that have loved and supported Ronnie in all the places and through all the times of her life especially, Paula Davis for helping take care of things on the mountain.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Ed Judy officiating. The family will then receive friends at 3 p.m. in the fellowship hall. The family will also be available to receive friends one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Summerville First United Methodist Church P.O. Box 187 Summerville, Ga 30747.
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.