VIOLA SMITH RILEY, emboldened by her precious love for God, traded this earthly life for a crown on Friday, November 15, 2019 at her home in Port Sulphur, LA, with her family by her side at the tender Age of 87. Her childhood was spent in Bohemia LA and she spent many years as a resident of Port Sulphur, LA Where she raised her children and showed outstanding example of love, kindness, and respect to all that came into her presence.
She was the beloved wife of the late Ellied Riley Sr. Daughter of the late Charles Smith Sr. and Alena Encalade Smith. Beloved mother of Sheila (the Honorable Ruben J.), Bailey, Sybil Riley Stanford, Carla (Hewitt Jr.) Prout and Ellied (Carol) Riley Jr. Sister of Eleanora S. Burrle, Eltonia and Mira Lee Smith, and the late Charles Jr., Herman, Leola and Andrew Smith and Violet Turner. Sister-in-law of Robert Burrle. Shirley, and Eveyln Riley and Esther Williams. She is also survived by 9 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, 1 and a half great great grandchildren as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and devoted friends.
Relatives and friends of the family, as well as the Pastor and members of St. Patrick Catholic Church of Port Sulphur, LA, Our Lady of Perpetual Help C.C. Belle Chasse, LA, Holy Spirit C.C. of Algiers, LA, St. Joseph the Worker C.C. of Marrero, LA, St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church of Oakville, La and all neighboring churches as well as employees of Heart of Hospice, Atmos Entergy, T. Parker Host, Plaquemines Council on Aging and Denet Towing Service are invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, November 20, 2019. The mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick Catholic Church 28683 Hwy 23 Port Sulphur, LA at 11 a.m. with a public visitation beginning at 9 a.m. Father Gerald Stapleton will officiate and entombment will follow in the church’s cemetery.
The Riley family will also receive guest for a visitation on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at ROBINSON FAMILY FUNERAL HOME 9611 Hwy 23 Belle Chasse, LA from 6p.m. until 8 p.m.
Funeral planning entrusted to ROBINSON FAMILY FUNERAL HOME. (504) 208-2119. Please visit www.robinsonfamilyfuneralhome.com to sign online guestbook
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