Patricia “Pat” Riley

Published 2:45 pm Friday, August 1, 2014

Funeral services were held Thursday, July 24, 2014, at New Hebron Baptist Church in New Hebron for Mrs. Patricia Riley, age 76, who passed away on July 20 at MS Baptist Hospital in Jackson. Interment followed at New Hebron Cemetery. Saulters Moore Funeral Home of Prentiss was in charge of all arrangements.

Bro. Darrel Daniels and Bro. Kiely Young officiated.  Pallbearers were Justin Westmoreland, Jordan Westmoreland, Eli Riley, Bret Linton, Jason Sandifer, Ryan Authement, Adam Raiford and Jeret Crider. Honorary Pallbearers were Jared Smith, Jeff Riley, Colby Williams and Corey Riley.

Pat was born on July 25, 1937, in Mendenhall. She was the daughter of Clyde Collins and Ollie Albritton. She worked for Bell Telephone Company in Jackson early in her marriage and then got promoted to being a homemaker and the “The Kissing Mamaw.” She was a member of the Quilting Club, the Red Hat Society and New Hebron Baptist Church.

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She is survived by her husband, Joe Riley of New Hebron; her sons, Joey Riley (Terah) and Jason Riley (Amy) all from New Hebron; her daughters, Betty Smith (Charles) of Baker, FL, and Amy Linton (Gene) of Fayette, AL; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and her sister, Lillian Fitzpatrick of Poplarville.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, one sister and one granddaughter.