We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Missouri - Lawrence A. Jones & Sons Funeral Chapels
Barbara Ann Riley left her earthly vessel on October 13, 2021. She was born on February 16,1943 in Fort Worth, Texas to Taylor and Sammie Bell.
Barbara married Corydon Riley in 1960 and to this union four amazing children were born.
Barbara was preceded in death by both parents, sister, Early Gipson and sons Minor Wesley and Corydon Riley, Jr.
Barbara attended Manual High School. She had a very successful career as an Environmental Services Supervisor for GSA and retired with over 25 years of service. At the time of her passing, she was the Financial Secretary for Southside Christian Church where she was a faithful member.
Barbara loved what she loved but she REALLY loved her crafts and her food. She was a major crafter and enjoyed making jewelry and cards. As for her love of food, she was all about her chicken! She enjoyed cooking and especially loved greens with her Sunday dinners.
Barbara was a devoted mother and grandmother and her family adored her. She also loved her church family and had formed some very special bonds. She would often bless her family and friends with her delightful homemade peanut clusters and her beautiful handmade cards.
Barbara leaves behind to carry out her legacy, daughters Kathryn and Tracy Riley. Daughter in law, Barbara Riley. Grandchildren, Ebonie (Jimmy) Walker, Shardonay Riley and Alexis Riley. Great Grandchildren, Sterling, Ashton, Jimmya and Cordie Walker and Michael Christian III. She also leaves a host of other relatives and friends who will miss her tremendously.
Funeral Service will be Saturday, October 23, 2021, 12;00pm at Southside Christian Church. Interment Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11am-12pm at the church. Service conducted by Lawrence A .Jones & Sons Funeral Chapel. Condolences may be shared on our website.