Mary Lou Riffe
March 1, 1928 – June 27, 2019
MARY LOU RIFFE – Catawba County – Mary Lou Riffe, 91 of Catawba, formerly of Jacksonville, FL went home to be with her Lord on June 27, 2019 at the Warner Center in Fernandina Beach, Fl. Born on March 1, 1928 in Appling County, GA. She was the daughter of the late Jay McGlohon and Betty Catherine Shannon. Mary Lou loved flowers, gardening and quilting. She was preceded in death by her parents, as well as her husband of 44 years, Billy Milton Riffe; a son, Hubert Ezra Woodard II; a brother, Julius McGlohon of Macon, GA; 4 sisters, Bertha Boyles of Rentz, GA, Gussie Armour of Dublin, GA, Grace Dominy of Jacksonville, FL, and Hazel Faulk of Cedar Grove, GA; a granddaughter, Bridgette Bray of TN. Survivors include, 2 sons, Bobby Parrish and wife Mary, Danny Woodard and wife Donna and an adopted son, Jimmy Riffe; 8 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Catawba Funeral Home with Pastors Larry McGinley and Jonathon Foster officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at Catawba Funeral Home. Condolences may be left at www.catawbamemorialpark.com. The Riffe Family is under the care of Catawba Memorial Park, Funerals & Cremations.
- Bobby Parrish, Son
- Mary Parrish, Daughter-in-law
- Danny Woodard, Son
- Donna Woodard, Daughter-in-law
- Jimmy Riffe, Adopted son
- 8 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren
- Visitation Wednesday, July 3, 2019
- Celebration of Life Service Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Mary Lou Riffe
July 2, 2019
Julious and Alta
July 1, 2019
I’m so thankful we were able to be a part of Mary Lou’s daily life for the past 10-12 years . Her legacy will live on in her sweet grandson , Brad Woodard, as he passes on treasured memories and moments to our daughter Baylee. Mary Lou has always had a close relationship with Brad, and I’m so thankful he has made her proud. We love and miss you dearly, Mary Lou!