Lacey Riley Osenbaugh

Published 10:41 am Thursday, February 8, 2024

A celebration of life service for Mrs. Lacey Riley Osenbaugh was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, at the Saulters Moore Funeral Home Chapel with interment following in the Lonestar Cemetery. 

Rev. Brad Eubank officiated.

Lacey, age 39, entered into the eternal rest of her Lord Monday morning, Jan. 29, 2024, in Hattiesburg. 

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Saulters Moore Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.

The family received friends Thursday evening, Feb. 1, 2024, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Saulters Moore Funeral Home.  Friends also called Friday beginning at 8 a.m. until the hour of the service. 

Lacey Riley Osenbaugh was born on May 18, 1984, in Hattiesburg to Frank and Cindy Rogers Riley (Gayton). 

Lacey was raised in Prentiss, graduated from Poplarville High School, and afterward, en-rolled at Pearl River Community College to further her education. 

Lacey was a dedicated salesperson for Verizon Wireless. 

Beyond her career in sales, she had an enthusiastic passion for cou-poning. This seemingly mundane activity transformed into a thrilling adventure infused with strate-gic planning and great organizational skill.

Lacey had an impeccable system in place that ensured maximum savings while creating thrilling moments of triumph whenever she scored incredible deals.  But it wasn’t just couponing that brought joy to Lacey’s life; it was also her precious boys who held the key to her heart.

Her family fondly remembers Lacey as the epitome of motherhood, describing her as the best Mama in the world.

Her love for her children knew no bounds, and she poured every ounce of herself into ensuring their happiness and success.

In addition to being a devoted mother, Lacey possessed an artistic spirit that manifested itself through various creative pursuits.

Woodworking became a canvas for her imagination to flourish. 

She also enjoyed the art of candy making, allowing her to craft delectable treats that delighted all who tasted them.

And when the world called for expression on fabric, Lacey turned to screen printing, turning simple garments into personalized artworks that captured attention wherever she went. In addition,

Lacey absolutely loved the Waffle House and designer handbags, especially Brahmin purses. 

Anyone that knew Lacey will agree that she was also an animal lover. 

As a young girl, she was active in 4-H, winning numerous awards for her prized Brahman Bulls. 

Her family recalls two special pets that she had while growing up, her beloved bull, Homer, with whom she would share her grape sucker, and her sweet Dachshund, Duchess.  Lacey attended the First Baptist Church of Petal.

Lacey is preceded in death by her father, Frank Riley; her maternal grandmother, Judy Rogers and her paternal grandfather, Merle Riley.

Her memory will forever be cherished by her husband, Aaron Lee Osenbaugh of Petal; her sons, Jaxon Lee Osenbaugh and Myles Riley Osenbaugh. both of the home; her mother and step-father, Cindy and John Gayton of Prentiss; maternal grandfather, James M. Rogers of Collins; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Larry and Erlene Osenbaugh of Petal; sisters, Nicci McNease (Tommy) of Sumrall, Allison Bass of Petal, Jamie Richmond (Dillon) on Pearl; step-sisters, Shondel Lee (Oris), Johnnie Martin (Jamie), Dwana Rouse (Skeat), all of Prentiss and her aunt, Jennifer Hood (Tom) of Madi-son.  Lacey also leaves behind a host of nieces and nephews.

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