Frances Lee Riley

Frances Lee Riley, 78, of Sour Lake, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2019, at Village Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Lumberton. She was born October 6, 1940, in Sour Lake to the late Ollie L. Riley and Jewel Blanch McClusky.

Frances was a life long resident of Sour Lake. She was a member of Pine Ridge Baptist Church and First Baptist Church of Sour Lake. Frances was both active in Pine Ridge Baptist Church Keenager’s Club and First Baptist Church of Sour Lake 55 Plus Club. She enjoyed reading, especially cookbooks, traveling with friends and crocheting. She helped many with the “Power of Pray”, and ministered to those less fortunate. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her and some that didn’t.

She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Robert Earl Riley and Johnny Ray Riley and sister Geraldine Riley.

Those left to honor Frances memory are her brother, Glenn C. Riley of Sour Lake; nephews, Lonnie Ray Riley, and wife of Port Arthur and Johnny L. Riley and wife Cheryl of Groveton. Also survived by many cousins, great-nephews and nieces, great great nephews and nieces and a host of friends.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at 9:30 a.m. at Pine Ridge Baptist Church, 13430 TX 421 Kountze, TX. 77625 to be followed by a service of remembrance at 10:30 a.m. officiated by Rev. Drifty Cates. Interment will follow at Pine Ridge cemetery.

In lieu of Flowers donations may be made to House of Destiny of Saratoga, 3109 FM 2798 PO Box 215 Votaw, TX. 77376. Contact number is (936) 274 – 5657. To send flowers to the family of Frances Lee Riley, please visit Tribute Store.

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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