Carolyn Sue Madden Richard

December 14, 1953 ~ June 27, 2024

Carolyn Sue Madden Richard 70years old, passed away on June 27, 2024, surrounded by her loving family.  She was born on December 14,1953 to James and Archie Cobb Madden in Victorville, California on the Geroge Air Force Base.

Carolyn’s greatest joy in life was her family. Her memory will be cherished forever by her family, her students, and her friends. She pursued teaching as her life’s passion. Carolyn loved drawing, sketching those around her, and studying the work of God.

Those left to cherish her memories are her husband of 51years, Gary Richard, her daughter: Celesta Richard-Lormand and husband Kenneth, her mother; Archie Sue Cobb, her siblings; James Madden and wife Becky, Billy Madden and wife Melissa, Celesta McDonald and husband Brian, Teresea Madden-Thompson and husband William, Shane Madden and wife Antonia, nieces: Ashley Madden, Brittney Madden-Faulk and husband Brandon, Tara Madden-Corley and husband Clint, and  Sharron Madden-Hopper and husband Michael.

She is preceded in death by her father James Madden, sister; Edwinna Madden, niece; Crustal Crews, and Great-Nephew; Ian Hopper.

The family will welcome the public on Tuesday, July 02, 2024, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Johnson Funeral Home of Moss Bluff, LA. Visitation will continue at Johnson Funeral Home of Moss Bluff, LA on Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service. The funeral service will be held at Johnson Funeral Home of Moss Bluff on Wednesday, July 03, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. Burial will take place at Highland Memory Gardens following the service.

The family would like to express their sincere thanks and gratitude to the staff at Houston Methodist Hospital for their compassionate and loving care.


Visitation: Tuesday, July 2, 2024
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Johnson Funeral Home of Moss Bluff
2171 North Hwy 171
Lake Charles, LA 70611

Visitation: Wednesday, July 3, 2024
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Johnson Funeral Home of Moss Bluff
2171 North Hwy 171
Lake Charles, LA 70611

Funeral Service: Wednesday, July 3, 2024
11:00 am

Johnson Funeral Home of Moss Bluff
2171 North Hwy 171
Lake Charles, LA 70611

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  1. What a wonderful teacher and lady she was! Always quick to smile, and we just knew we were her favorites! I had Mrs Madden but they both almost felt like family by the time I left 5th grade (circa 95) and then came back years later with my brother and then to sub. Rest in Peace, Mrs. Richard. You won’t soon be forgotten! Prayers for Peace for the family.

  2. Candle 1I have wonderful memories of my dear friend, Caroline. My best friend in high school and still friends after graduation. I will see you when I get to Heaven. Love you.❤️

  3. Candle 1Mrs. Richard was my 5th grade teacher. She was my favorite. I’ve often thought of her over the years.

  4. Candle 2Rest easy Mrs. Richard. I think about her often. She was my absolute favorite teacher. She never forgot any of us. Anytime we’d see her out and about She was always quick to give us a hug and ask us about our lives. She made each one of us feel special. She will be deeply missed for sure. I pray God’s comfort for the family.

  5. Candle 1Mrs. Richard wasn’t only my teacher she was my best friends mother. I have often remembered her and her family when I drive through Westlake. I was sad to hear of her passing and even more so knowing we would not be able to attend as we are currently moving. We are sending prayers, hugs and condolences to Mr. Richard, Celeste and the rest of the family.
    -The Gill Family

  6. I’m so sorry to hear this news. What a wonderful lady she was. My son really enjoyed having her teach him. Know that you all are in our hearts and prayers.
    My son … Bobby Nichols

  7. Candle 4Nothing was more reassuring than knowing my sister was always there for me. Lifelong friends we grew closer together year after year. Best friends for ever!

  8. I was privileged to have Mrs. Richard as both my 3rd grade and 5th grade teacher. She held high standards for us, but made learning fun and had an enormous impact on me. I am thankful to have been her student. I pray comfort and peace for her family in this time.

  9. My fondest memory was of Carolyn and Gary play fighting on their living room floor when Glenn and I went to visit one day. We were a lot younger then lol. I loved their relationshiP! I will keep Gary and the family in my prayers!

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