Burley was born August 16, 1940 in Paris, Texas to Newt and Rosie Crumpler Harris. She was a 1959 graduate of Seymour High School and married Jack Richardson of July 28, 1959 in Archer City. Burley worked for the Seymour Hospital for 23 years and was a faithful member of the First United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Richardson on October, 18, 2011; a son, Jay Richardson on September, 22, 1994; a daughter, Cindy Lee on October 8, 2015; 2 grandsons, Chris McElroy on July 20, 2002 and Wade Davis on July 11, 2008; 6 brothers and 2 sisters.
She is survived by her granddaughter, Jordyn Morrison and husband, Jimmy of Beeville; 3 great grandchildren, Bryston, Brantly and Teagyn; a brother, Chuck Harris of Chicago; a sister, Verna Shumaker of Chicago and a son-in-law, John Lee of Windthorst.