VISITATION:Wednesday, June 30, 20215:30 - 6:30 Post Meridian Washington's Funeral Home 405 Elm Street WestHampton, South Carolina, 29924 Washington’s Funeral Home endeavors to promote social distancing as well as limit the number of persons during each view. Facial masks will be required for entrance into the funeral home. We ask that you would, after viewing at the funeral home, please exit. This will allow others the opportunity to view as well. Please, no gathering outside afterwards. Thank you in advance.
GRAVESIDE SERVICE:Thursday, July 1, 202111:00 Ante Meridian Ellis Cemetery185 Foster RoadVarnville, South Carolina 29944 If you are feeling ill and/or have health considerations, we suggest that you view the services online versus in-person attendance. Washington’s Funeral Home endeavors to promote social distancing at the gravesite as well. We request that you wear facial masks during the service. Thank you in advance.
Pastor Damian Grant, Pastor & Eulogist
John Wilcott Riley was born, on February 11, 1956, to Harriett and Theodore Riley. He was born to a clan of six siblings, which is why we are sure he was a people’s person! John died Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at Hampton Regional Medical Center, Varnville, South Carolina.
John attended P.S. Elementary School and matriculated to middle school in Bronx, New York. He graduated from high school and became gainfully employed at Sony Pictures and fulfilled his responsibilities very well. He was employed for forty years where he received many gifts and awards for services well done. Loved by his co-workers, John made many friends.
As a child, John was very curious. He loved to star gaze and hug dogs. John had a tender heart for people (adults and children) and animals. Throughout the years, he had many dogs, Happy and Rusty to name just two! In his late teens, he discovered his love for bowling and excelled in the sport, going on to win many trophies.
He grew up in a Christian home. As a child, the siblings traveled down to Harlem to attend the City Tabernacle SDA Church where John was nurtured and learned about God. John was a free spirit who loved to travel, try new foods, and spend time with his family and friends.
After retiring from Sony Pictures, John came to South Carolina to help care for his ailing mother, who was his heart. In his later years, John learned about the love of God; and he was determined to make his calling and election sure. His resolve was to be reunited with his beloved mother in the earth made new.
He was an amazing son, a loving brother and the perfect uncle to all his nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by both father and mother and older brother.
John leaves to mourn his passing his sisters: Barbara, Cheryl, Ramona and Leona; his brothers: Alan and Walter; A host of nephews, nieces, cousins and many, many friends.
We love him, but God loves him best. Rest in peace our dear John!
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