Obituary Details

Audrey "Nee Nee" Lorraine Tooley Richards

April 3, 1934 - November 19, 2014

Birthplace & Residence

Information withheld per family request

Visitation

Location:
Cypress of Raleigh
Date:
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Time:
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Funeral

Information withheld per family request

Cemetery

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Notes

Audrey “Nee Nee” Lorraine Tooley Richards, age 80, entered into eternal peace Wednesday,
November 19, 2014. Audrey was born to the late John and Amelia Tooley of Ontario, Canada.
Audrey was devoted to her family and friends. She was a perfect hostess and cook, always making guests feel special at her homes in Cleveland, Ohio, St. Louis Missouri, Lake Gaston and Raleigh, North Carolina. She was a very kind and gentle soul, had a loving and generous heart, and was always giving to others.

Nee Nee’s family was her passion and delight, always came first in her life. She devoted herself to making sure we were all happy, comfortable, and well fed. She was happiest when her grandchildren and great-grandchildren visited and spent endless hours playing with them. Among our favorite memories are the family vacations to Twin Oaks Lodge on Kashwakamak Lake in Ontario, Canada, NC beaches and mountains and the countless Euchre games we played. These are some of the cherished times we will remember most.

Beloved wife of 62 years of William T. Richards. Cherished mother of Diane (Jerry) Wilks, Gary (Maggie) Richards, and Bill Richards; loving mother-in-law of Connie Oberhaus. Wonderful sister of Willa Kelford. Devoted grandmother of Neil (Heather) Wilks, Dustin (Mary) Wilks, Jason (Nicki) Richards, and Ashley (Marty) Meyer. Beloved great-grandmother of Hailey and Riley Wilks, Ella Wilks, and Tyler and Lucas Richards. Loving aunt, cousin, sister-in-law, and friend.

We love you, Nee Nee, and you will live in our hearts forever.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cypress Employee Appreciation Fund, 8801 Cypress Lakes Drive, Raleigh NC 27615 for their wonderful and caring staff.
Posted by:
Sheryl Huestis
Posted on:
December 8, 2014
I recall looking so forward each summer to Aunt Audrey & Uncle Bill visiting Kingston. Aunt Audrey always took time to play with all the the nieces and nephews, a game of hide & go seek on John St. was almost a guaranteed ritual. Looking back now I'm most certain that each and every niece & nephew thought they were Aunt Audrey's favorite, as that's exactly how she made us feel.Aunt Audrey taught me how apply lip stick, and gently taught that less is often more.

Sheryl
Posted by:
Lynn Richards
Posted on:
December 7, 2014
Aunt Audrey was an elegant woman who was a warm and empathetic listener. She had the ability to make you feel like you were the only person of concern when she was speaking with you.

One of my earliest memories of her, was of visiting her and Uncle Bill at a cottage in Ontario. She would buy 2-3 different pies for dinner and the best part was that she would let us try each one!

Lynn, Catherine and Kathleen
Posted by:
heather
Posted on:
December 2, 2014
Aunt Audrey was the sweetest host for us when we spent a week with her and uncle Bill in Raleigh. There was never a dull moment, even when we were relaxing in the sun room over looking the lake, or playing euchre. There was never a shortage of good southern cooking, and the love was endless. We will miss you dearley. In our hearts always.
Love sent to you, and Uncle Bill.

John, Carolyn, Dave & Heather Kellar
Perth, Ontario, Canada
Posted by:
Gary Richards
Posted on:
November 26, 2014
The memories we share of Audrey, our dear sister-in-law, are special and many. The times our families spent together at Sand Lake when our families were young, the times and great meals we had together at Gaston Lake, the times we met in Kingston, Ontario with Bill's family, the memories we have of being together in Raleigh. We will not forget them.
We think of the fish frys,the games of euchre, the walks when we discussed family, listening to good music in quiet times, and of course the sports events we watched together on television.
We will miss Audrey and we are particularly thankful that she was part of our family's life and that we had a visit with her last week.
May she rest in peace.

Aunt Jean and Uncle Gary.
Posted by:
Trisha Whelan
Posted on:
November 25, 2014
I do not have any direct memories of Nee Nee Wilks, but I know Diane, her beloved daughter, loved her so much and was the most devoted daughter (as was her husband Jerry) anyone could ever want. I met Nee Nee a couple of times with her husband Bill when they came to take Diane to lunch at Cato Research. It was always lots of fun to see them if only for 5 minutes. A lovely woman who will be greatly missed by her family.

Trisha Whelan
Posted by:
Kelly Tooley Clayton
Posted on:
November 25, 2014
Lit a candle in memory of Audrey "Nee Nee" Lorraine Tooley Richards
Posted by:
Sarina (Gorr) Goodsell
Posted on:
November 22, 2014
I had many fond memories growing up as a child, of her and her family coming to Plevna. They where always wonderful visits. She will be greatly missed.
Posted by:
Gina
Posted on:
November 22, 2014
I have many great memories of Aunt Audrey and her family at Sand Lake. Also, visiting her in St. Louis as a young teen and enjoying her homemade cream puffs on the first night. She had a way of making you feel special. Her voice was soothing and uplifting.
Posted by:
Joan Picker
Posted on:
November 21, 2014
There are so many memories of Audrey. She was a dear friend and adopted Morher to me! I am truly blessed to have been a part of her life.
I will miss her forever!
Posted by:
Joan Picker
Posted on:
November 21, 2014
Lit a candle in memory of Audrey "Nee Nee" Lorraine Tooley Richards
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Visitation

Cypress of Raleigh
8801 Cypress Lakes Drive
RALEIGH, NC 27615

Funeral

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Cemetery

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