Deborah Lynn Hughes "Debbie" Riley
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Deborah "Debbie" Lynn Hughes Riley

Hickory - Mrs. Deborah "Debbie" Lynn Hughes Riley, 63, of Hickory, NC, went peacefully to be with her Savior and Lord on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at her residence.

Debbie was born of September 3, 1957, in Spartanburg, SC to the late James Naubert and Ethel Henson Hughes. She was a double Master's Degree graduate of Converse University in Spartanburg and was currently attending El Bethel Baptist Church in Morganton. Debbie was a devoted elementary school teacher for 41 years, and she enjoyed participating in many church activities, such as teaching Sunday School, directing Vacation Bible School, participating in the bus ministry and singing in the choir. Debbie was also a beloved wife and mother who will be dearly missed.

Survivors include her husband of 32 years, John Riley of the home; her daughter, Elizabeth Riley of Concord, NC; her son Andrew Riley of the home; a brother, Terry Hughes and wife Freda of Spartanburg; a nephew, Brandon Hughes; a niece, Jennifer Bush; a dear aunt, Myrtle Guy; a loving cousin, Phyllis Guy; and numerous other relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends on Friday, August 6, 2021, from 12:00-1:00 PM at Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel, 2075 East Main Street, Spartanburg, SC, 29307. Funeral service will follow at 1:00 PM in the chapel, conducted by Rev. Justin Cunningham. Interment in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Samaritan's Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC, 28607.

Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel.

An online guest register is available at www.floydmortuary.com



Published by Spartanburg Herald-Journal from Aug. 4 to Aug. 6, 2021.
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Dear Family,
My heartfelt sympathy & prayers for all of you. I had met Debbie through Sherry Cantrell and instantly loved her!! What a great sense of humor, caring/nurturing woman of God. She will be missed. I pray all of your happy memories and God's sustaining love will comfort you in the days ahead. I know she had a special angel waiting for her.Sherry gave her a big hug and showed her around Heaven.
Peace & Prayers,
Melina Woods
Melina Woods
Acquaintance
August 9, 2021
Praying for you, John, Elizabeth, and Andrew. Debbie was a wonderful colleague during my early years of teaching at GHES. I will never forget her beautiful smile! May God give you comfort and many wonderful memories.
Jack & Shawn Hodges
Friend
August 6, 2021
John, Elizabeth & Andrew we were so sorry to hear of Debbie’s passing. She was always very kind to our family. A life gone too soon. The Talley family is praying for you!
Paige Talley
Friend
August 6, 2021
John, I´m so sorry to read of Debbie´s passing. Please know that I´ll be praying for you and your family.
Linda Gregory (Arrowwood Baptist Church)
August 5, 2021
Our hearts ache for you in the sudden passing of Debbie. Our love and prayers are with you.
Howard and Maggie Doerle
Friend
August 5, 2021
Howard and Maggie Doerle
August 5, 2021
Dear Riley family, We are so sorry for this unexpected loss for your family. Please know your entire family are in our prayers as we lift you up to our Heavenly Father for comfort during this time
Carla and Joel Efird
August 5, 2021
Prayers for the entire family. Debbie was one of the sweetest people I knew.
Dana P Stroupe
Other
August 5, 2021
Mom and I send our deepest sympathy and love. Mom said she was such a joy to know the short she got to see her at church prior to the pandemic. Love prayer and encouragement for all
Roger Hart
August 4, 2021
John and kids: The Robbins family (judy and Kim) are thinking of you! Mother and I went to choir practice tonight and many people are praying for you! We are here for you! Much love prayers and friendship!
Judy and kim Robbins
Friend
August 4, 2021
My heart is broken to hear the news of Debbie's passing. She always had a smile on her face and Jesus in her heart. It was a blessing to know this precious woman. My thoughts and prayers go out to all who knew and loved her.
Diann Montana
Friend
August 4, 2021
Debbie was an exceptional person. She loved everyone and was such a blessing to be around. She always smiled and was full of joy. We enjoyed serving with Debbie and John during their time at Enon. She will be missed. Gary & Jacque
Jacque Garner
Friend
August 4, 2021
RIP my heart aches to hear this I'm praying for everyone
Becky Diefendorf
Family
August 4, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Cecil ¨ Wilson
Friend
August 4, 2021
Getting the call yesterday morning still seems like a bad dream. So hard to wrap my mind around it! Know that I'm praying for you all and am here if you need anything! Debbie will be so very missed!
Katie Dalton
Family Friend
August 4, 2021
Dearest John, Elizabeth and Andrew, Alvin and I are so sorry to hear of Debbie's passing. It just seems unreal! I will miss her precious smile, her Godly wisdom and her sincere question at the end of every text, phone call or visit: " Now, Gail, How can I pray for you?!"
I will pray for you all, the complete comfort and peace that I overwhelmingly feel as she is completely healed and can walk upright! She is siting at Jesus feet and praising her savior. I feel blessed just to have known her!
Please let us know if there is anything we can do at any time.
Alvin and Gail Moody
Friend
August 3, 2021
Our deepest condolences & prayers are lifted for you all.
Thurman Roe
August 3, 2021
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