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Jeff Riley

February 7, 1956 — September 25, 2021

Funeral services for Mr. Jeff Edward Riley will be conducted Wednesday morning, September 29, 2021, at 10:00 AM at New Hebron Baptist Church in New Hebron, MS. Committal will follow in New Hebron Cemetery. Reverend Mike Grenn will officiate. Mr. Riley, age 65, departed this life to live eternally with his Lord late Saturday evening, September 25, 2021, at the Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, MS. Saulters Moore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Serving as Active Pallbearers are Garrett Riley, Harry Little, Joe Trahan, Glenn Fabre, Allan Miller and Richmond Boyd; Honorary Pallbearers are Heath Thomas, Charlie Newsom, Wayne Morrison and Charlie Lott. Mr. Riley was born on February 7, 1956 in Jackson, MS to John Henry and Rushell Sandifer Riley. Jeff spent his career working in the Off Shore Oil Drilling Industry. He retired as a Deck Foreman with Trans Ocean Oil Drilling after 20+ years of service, then went to work as a Deck Foreman for Seadrill Americas. In his youth, Jeff played softball on the New Hebron Baptist Church league and also showed cattle. As an adult, he had a great passion for the outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Jeff loved spending time with his family and especially enjoyed his grandchildren. He was a member of New Hebron Baptist Church. Mr. Riley was preceded in death by his parents, John Henry and Rushell Riley. He will be remembered as a loving father by his 2 sons, John Corey Riley (Holli) and Kyle Weston Riley, both of New Hebron; He also leaves 1 brother, Silas Paul Riley (Becky) of New Hebron and his 3 grandchildren, John Findley Riley, Ramsey Kate Riley and Harrison Riley. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening, September 28, 2021 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at New Hebron Baptist Church. Mr. Riley will also lie in state 1 hour prior to the hour of service at the church. Online condolences and a guest registry are available at www.saultersmoorefuneralhome.com.
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