Jeff Edward Riley

Published 1:06 pm Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Funeral services for Mr. Jeff Edward Riley were conducted Wednesday morning, Sept. 29, 2021, at 10 a.m. at New Hebron Baptist Church in New Hebron. Committal followed in New Hebron Cemetery. Rev. Mike Grenn officiated. Mr. Riley, age 65, departed this life to live eternally with his Lord late Saturday evening, Sept. 25, 2021, at the Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. 

Saulters Moore Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Garrett Riley, Harry Little, Joe Trahan, Glenn Fabre, Allan Miller and Richmond Boyd. Honorary Pallbearers were Heath Thomas, Charlie Newsom, Wayne Morrison and Charlie Lott.

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Mr. Riley was born on Feb. 7, 1956 in Jackson, to John Henry and Rushell Sandifer Riley. Jeff spent his career working in the off shore oil drilling industry. He retired as a deck foreman with Trans Ocean Oil Drilling after over 20 years of service, then went to work as a deck foreman for Seadrill Americas. In his youth, Jeff played softball on the New Hebron Baptist Church league and also showed cattle. As an adult, he had a great passion for the outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Jeff loved spending time with his family and especially enjoyed his grandchildren. He was a member of New Hebron Baptist Church.

Mr. Riley was preceded in death by his parents, John Henry and Rushell Riley.

He will be remembered as a loving father by his two sons, John Corey Riley (Holli) and Kyle Weston Riley, both of New Hebron; He also leaves one brother, Silas Paul Riley (Becky) of New Hebron and his three grandchildren, John Findley Riley, Ramsey Kate Riley and Harrison Riley.

The family received friends Tuesday evening, Sept. 28, 2021, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at New Hebron Baptist Church. 

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