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Evergreen Funeral Home & Evergreen Cemetery

4623 Preston Highway, Louisville, KY

OBITUARY

Sue Riley

September 2, 1965July 29, 2019
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Sue Riley, 53, of Louisville, passed away July 29, 2019. She was a brilliant musician and a member of the music bands Most Wanted, SueDeChe, and Ma'am Overboard. Sue was an employee of Ford and was an avid animal lover.

Sue was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur Brown and Georgia Brown; her brother, Joseph Bolka; and her sister, Kim Brown. Left to cherish her memory are her sister, Jill Townsley(George); her longtime soulmate, Angie Hopperton; nephews, Brian Townsley(Angee) and Jason Bolka(Crystal); nieces, Sandy Bramer and Amy Lynch; great-nieces and great-nephews, Corey, Devan, B.J., Bryce, Cole, Jesse, Dillen, Julee, Brooke, Braxton, Brad, Nova, Alexis, Walker, Jason, and Caleb.

A memorial service will be held at 12pm on Monday, August 5, 2019 at Evergreen Funeral Home. A memorial visitation will be 2pm-8pm on Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations in Sue's memory be made to a local animal rescue of the donor's choice.

  • FAMILY

  • Sue was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur Brown and Georgia Brown; her brother, Joseph Bolka; and her sister, Kim Brown. Left to cherish her memory are her sister, Jill Townsley(George); her longtime soulmate, Angie Hopperton; nephews, Brian Townsley(Angee) and Jason Bolka(Crystal); nieces, Sandy Bramer and Amy Lynch; great-nieces and great-nephews, Corey, Devan, B.J., Bryce, Cole, Jesse, Dillen, Julee, Brooke, Brad, Nova, Braxton, Alexis, Walker, Jason, and Caleb.

Services

  • Memorial Visitation Sunday, August 4, 2019
  • Memorial Service Monday, August 5, 2019

Memories

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Paula & Allen Lemons

August 6, 2019

What more can be said about this sweet soul that has not been already said? I will miss her eternally. So much time together spent on vacations and just spending time together. Fly high my sister, fly high. Peace and love to you always.

Deanna Sweeney-Burnell

August 3, 2019

The ladies in Brass DeVille send their deepest sympathy to Sue’s family, friends and her loving band family.

In her memory, we have made donations to GRRAND and the Shamrock Foundation.

Sending light and unconditional love.

We love and miss you Sue!

Brass DeVille

Austin Clark

August 3, 2019

My fondest memory was sharing a meal with Sue and Angie in Hell's Kitchen in NYC a few years ago. I was in a tough place at that point in my life and seeing both Angie and Sue really gave me life.

When a musician leaves us, the world becomes a bit dimmer. The color fades. Rest in peace dearest Sue. We will look after Angie...

Much love,
Austin

Jennifer Julius

August 2, 2019

The very first time that I met Sue was at our Kentucky State Fair she was so very nice to me when I introduced myself before she started playing she plays in several different bands along with my friend Cheryl Price so whenever I get a chance to hear her play I don't wanna leave.So until we meet again in heaven RIP Sue

Anthony Hicks

August 2, 2019

Always with a smile and that hat 🙂🥰

Michael Hicks

August 2, 2019

Never forget that smile

Tracy Sheppard

August 2, 2019

Such a beautiful person, always with a smile on her face! I will cherish my times spent with her, at my summer parties, when for several years, Most Wanted , entertained us with their talents! Sue, you will truly be missed by so many! My prayers to her family, and to all of her bandmates, who I know are hurting terribly at this tragic loss of life! I know you have already been inducted into the Band of Heavenly Souls! Play Eternally, dear Sue!

Aggi Devine

August 2, 2019

Sue... i have known you for 28 years and never seen your face without a smile. Your advice during the most difficult time of my life was always positive and uplifting. You helped me keep my head on straight.. you were the most open minded person i had the pleasure of knowing. Im gonna miss yelling at the top od my lungs GET IT SUE.. whenever id see u play. Im gonna miss our lil talks after your band session was over. Im gonna miss seeing you at work.. im gonna miss the most positive friend i know.. so many people are hurting and in disbelief..it seems like a dream.. a BAD dream.. you will never be forgotten.. see you on the other side my great friend.

Debbie Burnell-Wise

August 1, 2019

Sue, I don’t think you realized how strong and positive of an impact you had on this earth. First, you were an incredible musician. A joy to perform with and to listen to. Your music made people happy. Second, you were a fierce friend. You gave freely of yourself and always welcomed new faces into your circle. Third, you were the voice of reason in any situation. Always on an even keel. Always seeing all sides.
You left an imprint on us all and you will be missed by so many. Rest easy my friend. ❤️

Jyn Yates

August 1, 2019

Rest In Peace my dear Sue. I loved you so much and am grateful for your angelic spirit & true heart. Thank you for taking me in when I needed you & thank you for making beautiful music with me all those years we spent together. My favorite memories are going fishing with you in Tennessee, my 40th bday at Hubbars and all those long night talks when you helped me with a broken heart. I will always cherish your memory, my friend. Gone much too soon! You were one of my favorite musicians to ever play with.

Xoxo

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Biography

Sue Riley, 53, of Louisville, passed away July 29, 2019. She was a brilliant musician and a member of the music bands Most Wanted, SueDeChe, and Ma'am Overboard. Sue was an employee of Ford and an avid animal lover. .

Sue was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur Brown and Georgia Brown; her brother, Joseph Bolka; and her sister, Kim Brown. Left to cherish her memory are her sister, Jill Townsley(George); her longtime soulmate, Angie Hopperton; nephews, Brian Townsley(Angee) and Jason Bolka(Crystal); nieces, Sandy Bramer and Amy Lynch; great-nieces and great-nephews, Corey, Devan, B.J., Bryce, Cole, Jesse, Dillen, Julee, Brooke, Braxton, Brad, Nova, Alexis, Walker, Jason, and Caleb.

A memorial service will be held at 12pm on Monday, August 5, 2019 at Evergreen Funeral Home. A memorial visitation will be 2pm-8pm on Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations in Sue's memory be made to a local animal rescue of the donor's choice.