The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, February 23, 2013 at Miracle Temple Church, corner of Tarrer and Poplar Streets, Ideal, Georgia. Interment will follow in New Home Baptist Church Cemetery, 2095 Butler’s Mill Road, Reynolds, Georgia.
Jerome Riley was born to the late T. Jay and Willie Mae Mack Riley in Macon County, Georgia on January 13, 1945. One son, Chris Riley preceded in death. Jerome was preceded in death by two siblings, Bertha Hicks and Colonel Clifford Riley. He grew up in Taylor County and attended the public school system in Taylor County. In early years, Jerome worked in Macon County on the farm. He worked with the Simmons’ driving a bulldozer for many dedicated years.
He was a sweet and beautiful person that would always lend a helping hand. He will be truly missed.
Survivors are a loving and devoted wife of 14 years, Rosetta Wiggins Riley, Oglethorpe, Georgia; seven children, Carolyn McCants, Fort Valley, Georgia, Jerome Riley, Jr. (Linda), Fort Valley, Georgia, Edward Riley, Macon, Georgia, Anthony Riley, Marion, Ohio, Connie Riley, Fort Valley, Georgia, Charlie Ford and Deshawn Wiggins, both of Oglethorpe, Georgia; fourteen loving grandchildren; three great grandchildren; five siblings, Juanita McClendon, Reynolds, Georgia, Lindburg Riley (Inez), Reynolds, Georgia, Willie James Riley (Carolyn), Obilla, Texas, Thomas C. Riley (Rose Lee), Reynolds and Armon J. Hughey, Ideal, Georgia; two aunts, Margaret Montford, Reynolds, Georgia and Marjorie Mack, Atlanta, Georgia; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Mary Lizzie Wiggins, Irene Davis, both of Oglethorpe, Georgia, Mary Louise Wiggins, Betty Jean Wiggins, both of Montezuma, Georgia, Fannie Bell Wiggins, Mary Florence Wiggins, both of Ideal, Georgia, Willie Joe Wiggins, Oglethorpe, Georgia and Wisdom Hughey, Montezuma, Georgia; a host of beloved nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
- SARA CLEMONS(Tuesday, February 26 13 03:44 pm EST)
IT SEEMS THAT LIFE IS SUCH A PRECIOUS GIFT AND SO SHORT LIVED FOR THE TIME WE EXIST.GOD HOLDS OUT A WONDERFUL HOPE FOR ALL THOSE IN THE GRAVE.[JOHN 11:25]
MAY YOU FIND COURAGE TO FACE TOMORROW THE LOVE THAT SURROUNDS YOU TODAY.
- Willie Riley(Saturday, February 23 13 11:34 am EST)
I just want to "Thank God" for the years that we shared together. I love you big brother. Words can't express how I feel, but I love you. I can't be there in person but I am always there in prayer. You always made me laugh. Thanks for the wonderful memories. May god continue to uplift our family.
- Tangela Hughey-Hall(Friday, February 22 13 11:24 pm EST)
Uncle Puck is already missed but the memories that we have all shared with him God has allowed them to stay. God is to wise to make a mistake. So as we all press forward through this hard time remember to put God first and he will see us through. To my family I love you much.
- Jerome Riley, Jr(Friday, February 22 13 10:38 pm EST)
An Angel came down and took my daddy to his new home, a place called "Heaven". Punk I will miss your smile, the kind words of encourgement, but most of all I will miss you. I love you daddy & when you see my moma "Maybelle Riley" tell her someday we will all meet again and I love her always.
- Brenda Montford-Cliett(Thursday, February 21 13 10:16 pm EST)
Blessed are those that mourn for they shall be comforted. With deepest sympathy to the family.
- Latrell Searcy-Cox(Thursday, February 21 13 06:33 am EST)
With Deepest Sympathy.
- Diane & Greg Busbee(Wednesday, February 20 13 09:28 pm EST)
Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you. He will be greatly missed. He was a really good friend.
- Bobby Mccrary(Wednesday, February 20 13 07:19 pm EST)
You Will Be Truly Missed By Your Entire Family Love You!