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Mirdie "LaLa" B. (Hamilton) Gipson

January 28, 1928 ~ March 3, 2021 (age 93)

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Cashine James was born September 23, 1963 in Ripley, Tennessee to Carol Fisher and Marion Coleman. She was one of seven siblings. 

In 1985, Cashine married the love of her life, Ronnie James and to this union, three children were born. 

Family was everything to Cashine. She loved her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren dearly. 

On March 4, 2021, the Lord called Cashine home at the age of 57. 

Cashine was preceded in death by her husband, Ronnie James. 

She leaves to cherish her precious memories, one daughter, Tikemia Coleman of Fort Worth, Texas, two sons, Jarrod (Lacey) Coleman of Peoria, Illinois, and Derikus “LaQuan” (LaQuita) Coleman of Sikeston, Missouri; two sisters, Brenda Mason of New Madrid, Missouri and Mary Fisher of Madison Wisconsin; four brothers, Sam Fisher of Chicago, IL., Robert Fisher of Springfield, Missouri, Earl Fisher of Kalamazoo, Michigan, and Rodney Fisher of Texas. She also leaves to cherish ten grandchildren and three great grandchildren. 


Mirdie B. Gipson (LaLa) was born January 28, 1928, in New Madrid, MO, to the union of Willie B. and Ophelia Hamilton, who preceded her in death. Robert, Depriest, Charles, Willie B. Jr., J.W, Lula Mae, and Juanita. She was the oldest of 9 brothers and sisters, all but 1 preceded her in death. 

Early in her life she was a member of the Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Lilbourn, MO. 

At the age of 19, she married Rodgers Richardson. To that union 1 child was born, Jessie M. Robinson. 

Mirdie (LaLa) eventually migrated to Chicago where she spent most of her life working until she retired and moved back to New Madrid, MO, where she resided until September 2019. She then returned to Chicago (Maywood). Mirdie B. (LaLa) departed this life on March 3, 2021, due to declining health issues. Mirdie, my mom (LaLa) was a “Tuff” lady and that’s “Tuff” with a capital “T.” She even defeated the COVID-19, virus at 92 years of age. I love her dearly; she will be greatly missed. 

She leaves the memories of a lifetime to: her daughter, Jessie M. Robinson; baby sister, Willa Newson (Tommy); grandson, Donnell Robinson (Beverly); granddaughter, Kim Yvette Washington (Rodney); one great grandson, Sherman Don Robinson III (Nathalie); niece, Vernita Hamilton, who was very special because she was a caregiver for LaLa for many yeors and she went above and beyond her call to duty, making her valuable and special; and of course, she has a host of nieces and nephews that she loved dearly and also other family and friends. 

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March 13, 2021

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Richards Funeral Home Inc.
436 Main St
New Madrid, MO 63869

Funeral Service
March 13, 2021

12:00 PM
Richards Funeral Home Inc.
436 Main St
New Madrid, MO 63869

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