December 3, 1932 - January 4, 2022
Mrs. Juanita Pimentel Richardson, known to many as Lala was born December 3, 1932 to Eusebío Pimentel and Rosa Rodriguez in Spanish Harlem, New York City. She peacefully passed away January 4, 2022. Juanita was number two of five sisters (Teresa, Martha, Julia and Eleanor). Upon graduating from nursing school on Roosevelt Island in New York in 1955, she became an OB/GYN nurse at Flower Fifth Avenue. She worked at Flower Fifth until 1978 when she transferred to Colombia Presbyterian where she worked as a clinical nurse for children until she retired in 1998. Juanita was married to Theodore A. Richardson Jr. (BIG TED) for twenty-six years until his death in 1985. She was the mother of Theodore A. Richardson III and Juliann (TC) Gaddy. She was the grandmother to Charles Barnhart III and Tedi-Chanel Mae Gaddy. She was the great-grandmother to Chaz Blade (Spiderman) Barnhart. Juanita spent her life traveling, caring for others, seeing Operas and Broadway shows, going to Atlantic City and being an avid movie watcher. She was the glue that kept the family together. Juanita was stern, fair and laughed with the best of them. She could dance like no one was watching and sing like no one was listening. Juanita is survived by her sister Eleanor LeCount, brother-in-law Gordon Richardson, children Ted and TC, daughter-in-law Sabriena, in-laws Adrienne Ringling and Beatrice & Charles Barnhart and their families, grandchildren Chaz and Tedi, great-grandchild Chaz Blade, Nephews Phillip, Tommy, Robert and Andre, nieces Terri-Lynn and Nisha, best friends Justa, Vivian, Teddy, Fogal, Hardy, Rochelle, Gladys, Joan and Miriam and their families. Her memory will live on through a village of great nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
Mrs. Juanita Pimentel Richardson, known to many as Lala was born December 3, 1932 to Eusebío Pimentel and Rosa Rodriguez in Spanish Harlem, New York City. She peacefully passed away January 4, 2022. Juanita was number two of five sisters (Teresa,... View Obituary & Service Information
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