Mary E. Riley

Passed away on April 27, 2013

Mary E. Riley, 89, of Phenix City, Alabama, died Sunday April 27, 2013 in Columbus, Georgia. Funeral services will be held 11:00am Thursday May 2nd in the chapel of Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 3770 Hwy 431 N/280 W, Phenix City, Alabama, 36867, with the Reverend Junior White officiating. Interment will be in Lakeview Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends Thursday 1 hour prior to the service.

Mrs. Riley was born in Booneville, MS., daughter of the late William A. McCarter and Roxie Ella Curtis. She was formerly employed by K-Mart and W.T. Grant in Phenix City. Mrs. Riley was Baptist by faith and a member of the Women of the Moose, Phenix City Lodge. Other than her husband, William M. Riley Mrs. Riley is preceded in death by her parents, sister and brother.

Survivors include her children and their spouses, Thomas W. and Jane Robinson of Pensacola, FL., Donna M. and Bill VanHoosen of Milton, FL., Bonita L. and James DeBroux of Pace, FL., Brenda R. and David Barfield of Salem, AL., Sharon D. Rustin of Phenix City, 11 grandchildren, numerous great and great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association.



  • Visitation Thursday, May 2, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 2, 2013


  • Interment

Mary E. Riley

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Chris Carlson

May 1, 2013

Brenda, sorry to hear of your mother's passing.Praying for peace and comfort that pass all understanding. Turn your eyes upon Jesus he will give it to you.

Patricia Brown

May 1, 2013

Brenda and Family,

I am sorry to hear of your loss. I am praying for you and your family.

Marie Anita Brooks

May 1, 2013

Stay blessed Brenda and know that in time all sorrow does heal. Sorry to hear about your mom. Be in peace you and yours.

May 1, 2013

I worked with your mom at Kmart in Phenix City . I went to school with Denise. Your Mom was a wonderful lady. You are going to miss her. My Mom has dementia. Always remember your mom the way she used to be. may God bless you. Sherry Fair Wallace

Dick & Kathy Brassard

April 30, 2013

Brenda & Family,
So sorry to hear of your dear Mothers passing. May she rest in peace.


April 30, 2013

Rest in peace, Nanny. We will always love and miss you.