Carolyn Mae Riley

October 25, 1953 ~ January 22, 2022 (age 68)


Graveside services for Ms. Carolyn Mae Riley, 68, of West Columbia, South Carolina, will be held Saturday,  February 12, 2022 at 1:30 pm in the Mt. Pisgah A.M.E. Church Cemetery on Fish Hatchery Road West Columbia, South Carolina. She was the daughter of the late Charlie and Lizzie Riley, and born in Lexington, South Carolina, on October 25, 1953. She departed this life on ( January 22, 2022 ), at her home to be with the Lord. Carolyn excepted Christ at an early age, at Mt. Pisgah A.M.E. Church in Dixiana, South Carolina and served unconditionally on the Usher Board. She was a very dedicated person to her family and her church as a lifelong faithful member. After graduating Airport High School in 1971, she continued her education and became a 1975 Cum Laude graduate with an honors BS degree in accounting at Benedict College. Carolyn was a very loving, humble, compassionate, and genuine individual, who last worked in accounting with Security Federal Savings and Loan Bank.She later took on being a Caregiver for her mother and was very devoted. Her spiritual fruits became visible when she sacrifice herself as Primary Caregiver for her mother. It became evident of her patience, gentleness, faithful, loving and goodness in her work. The youngest of four siblings, she was preceded in death by her older sister Harvey Ann Williams. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Linda (Marvin) Sumter, Belleville, MI,  Mrs. Margaret (Gerod) Harvey, Irom, SC, two aunts, Thelma Kenley, West Columbia, SC, Rose Bell Favor of New Jersey; one uncle James Johnson, West Columbia, SC; nieces and nephews; Brett R. Harvey, Katherine E. Harvey, Tonya, Kevin and Issac Williams; and a host of other relatives and friends. 

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Graveside Service
February 12, 2022

1:30 PM
Mt. Pisgah, South Carolina, West Columbia

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