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Walter Riley, Jr.
June 11, 1938 ~ May 27, 2022 (age 83) 83 Years Old
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We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.” II Corinthians 5:8
We belong to God; not only for a few fleeting years that we call life, but for eternity. God is on both sides of the river. He walks with us during our earthly life and is there to receive us for our eternal life. We are in God’s presence in life, death, and everlasting; yet we must cross the river to receive our crown of life. May the peace of God that surpasses all understanding take away all your tears.
Life has a joyful beginning but sometimes it can be a painful ending for those loved ones, we leave behind. I don’t want my exit from this life to be painful for any of my family and friends. Walter Riley, Jr., affectionally known as Uncle Walter was born on June 11, 1938, in Hampton, South Carolina. He attended North District Training School, Varnville, South Carolina. He later moved to Newark, New Jersey; where he stayed for 50 plus years, until his health failed. He was the son of Walter Riley, Sr., and Louise McPherson Riley. Walter Riley, Jr., was employed by Newark, New Jersey International Airport, Newark, New Jersey for 50 plus years. He took pride in every task of his work.
Walter Riley, Jr., lived a full life, but God saw he was tired, and the hills were too hard to climb, so the giver and taker of life sent his angels to reclaim his child on May 27, 2022, 3:03 am, Arcadia Hospice, Tybee Island Georgia. He is proceeded in death by his parents, Walter, Sr. and Louise Riley; twin sister, Sarah Elizabeth Smith; siblings, Mary Williams and Clarence Riley.
He leaves to cherish his fond memories: Elaine Jackson of Yemassee, SC, C. Mainer of Statesboro, GA, and Master Elijah Jackson of Beaufort, SC; two devoted nephews whom he could always call on, Jason Smith of Brooklyn, NY and Larry Riley of Hampton, SC; a caring neighbor who always made sure everything was good, Nora Washington of Yemassee, SC; very special friend, Ms. Gladys Ford; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and sympathizing friends.
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