Riley Edward Rawlins

February 15, 1994January 7, 2012

Riley Edward Rawlins was born February 15, 1994 in Irving, Texas. Riley passed away January 7, 2012 in Dallas, TX. Riley had a deep love of his family, friends and the great outdoors. He and his Mother spent time camping around Texas, California and Washington, seeing some of the most beautiful places those regions have to offer. When Riley wasn’t enjoying the outdoors, he was spending time with his friends, family and cats - with Sammy being special to his heart. Riley was a junior at Lake Highlands High School and would have graduated with the class of 2013. After graduation Riley planned to join the US Marine Corps, something he spoke of often. Riley’s zest for life and friendly smile will be greatly missed by all those who knew him. Riley was preceded in death by his father Kenneth Rawlins and Grandfathers Steven Frank and Michael Rawlins. He is survived by his mother, Monica Rawlins and stepfather Chris Buntenbah; sisters, Gillian Rawlins and Lauren Buntenbah; Grandmother, Connie Richardson; and Grandparents Patricia Rawlins Short and Grant Short. A celebration of Riley’s life will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, January 14, 2012 at Sparkman Funeral Home in Richardson. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Riley’s honor, reflecting his love of animals, to the ASPCA at or to the East Lake Pet Orphanage at


  • Memorial Service Saturday, January 14, 2012

Riley Edward Rawlins

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Kelley Butler

March 11, 2012

The Family is in my Thoughts & Prayers. I didn't know Riley however I just experienced a loss of a Dear Uncle. Reading about Riley reminded me of my Uncle in soo many ways.

Amy Powers-McLean

February 3, 2012

I am just now hearing of Riley's passing. My son Eli and I used to live the in the same apartment complex and Eli looked up to Riley. I am truly sorry for your loss and will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

Trisha Switzer

January 18, 2012

I was Riley's French teacher at LakeHighlands JH.. I am absolutely crushed by this news. It wasn't so long ago I saw Riley who was back during registration just to visit and to ask if I remembered him-of course I did. I always will...Please know he was such a sweet boy and this loss affects us all.

Demetra Sinnie

January 14, 2012

Monica, words cannot begin to express the sorrow that is felt knowing Riley is gone. He touched some many people's lives with his smile and kindness. I am so blessed to have known him, and want to thank you for allowing me to be part of his life through teaching him at Lake Highlands High School. You are a wonderful mother, and it showed daily through your son. I will continue to pray for you and your family.
-Demetra Sinnie

Laverta Williams

January 14, 2012

I am sorry for your loss. It was so sudden. My condolences to the family. My, son,Theo Bowie and Riley spoke of joining the military often. He was a good kid.

Michelle McDowell

January 13, 2012

I really enjoyed getting to know Riley in my class. He was a wonderful young man with a huge heart and so much to give. My heart goes out to Riley's family for such a tremendous loss. He will be greatly missed.

January 12, 2012

We will miss Riley very much. May God be with all of you ,Bless you and stay with you Riley will live in our hearts ,
Ellen Beck
Fox Hills Manager

January 12, 2012

Monica, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that I am and will keep you and your family in my prayers.
Ann Bradford, Dallas, TX

Rleen Joy Buonaccorsi

January 12, 2012

Monica, Please know our hearts in California are with you in spirit, hoping Aletta's help will somehow lighten this untimely death. Unfortunately, there isn't any word or phrase that can heal the utmost pain you are experiencing. Just know we send our deepest sympathy in honor of your beautiful son, Riley.

T Reynolds

January 12, 2012

Godspeed Riley , And to his family I cry for you and hope you find peace in the future

T. Reynolds (DeMotte, IN)