The home itself has a unique history, and we take great pride in maintaining the original beauty of the Chesapeake Manor house. We hope you enjoy learning more about the manor's original owners, as we feel this is an important part of our history.
Chesapeake Manor Assisted Living was originally the private residence of Lula B. and Paul F. Richardson. Since 1970’s the Richardsons enjoyed many years here in the home's peaceful, natural setting. Mrs. Richardson’s love of gardening can be seen everywhere as the seasons change and splashes of color paint the grounds with blooming flowers and beautiful shrubs.
Lula Richardson was a loved elementary school teacher in Wicomico County for many years, beginning her career in the Green Branch one-room school north of Willards.
Mr. Richardson was a businessman and also partnered with his brother Devner in the P & D Richardson Lumber Mill, now Cropper Bros. Lumber Co. here in Willards. He passed away in 1994.
Mrs. Richardson is pictured here in the home with her favorite coconut cake at her 100th birthday celebration in August 2006.
She passed away in 2007, just weeks before her 101st birthday.