OBITUARY

Riyo "Lee" Corkery

January 14, 1928July 25, 2018

Riyo "Lee" Corkery passed away at the age of 90 on the morning of July 25, 2018, in Tallahassee, Florida, from complications with pancreatitis.

Lee bravely immigrated to the United States from Japan at the end of World War II to marry her fiance, William F. Corkery, who died in 2011. A congressional bill granting a personal exception to American immigration laws was needed for Lee to come to the US. President Truman signed the bill into law on Valentine’s Day, 1950.

Lee selflessly devoted her adult life to being quite possibly the world's most wonderful mom to her seven children. Her warm smile and big heart will be missed dearly by all who knew her.

A memorial service will be held in Tallahassee on August 13, 11:00 AM, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, with visitation beginning at 10:00 AM. Interment at Culley's Meadowwood Funeral Home will take place on August 15, 12 noon.

Services

  • Receiving of Friends Monday, August 13, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Monday, August 13, 2018
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Riyo "Lee" Corkery

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Ellie Martyn

August 5, 2018

We love you, Mom and will always and forever remember the wonderful memories and love you gave us. We miss you more than words can express.

Dan Corkery

August 4, 2018

This is one of my favorite pics of mom.

Bill Corkery

August 1, 2018

I loved my visits to Tallahassee. Seeing Mom, Terry and the girls was always such a treat!

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