Eulela "Lela" Richardson is a member of the Circle of Hoe Board of Directors. Mrs. Richardson is a woman with a strong social conscience that's driven by her profound Christian faith. She is a devoted wife and mother and supports her husband's ministry, as he chairs the Deacon Board at the historic Fist Baptist Church of Beaufort, SC.
Mrs. Richardson is also an educator, has served in the Beaufort County School system for over twenty years. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a Masters of Science Degree in Human Services, specializing in Social and Community Services. Mrs. Richardson has been an active member of the American Psychological Association (APA), the American Library Association and the National Education Association.
In addition to being recognized by her professional peers for her many innovative contributions and accomplishments, she is also know and appreciated for her extensive work within our community. Her noteworthy contributions are working with the Good Neighbors of Beaufort Food Bank, the Low Country Habitat for Humanity, helping to repair dilapidated homes for low income residents and constructing new houses for first time home owners. Mrs. Richardson is often seen in the community visiting the elderly, running errands for them and shuttling them to and from medical appointments. Mrs. Richardson is engaged on the grassroots level and is totally committed to serving others a way of life.