• Brenda Sue Riley passed away October 1, 2017. She was 72 years old. She was born March 4, 1945 in Richmond, California to William and Emma Young.

    She took the first steps in leading her family to serve the Lord. She was an active member of the Landmark Apostolic Pentecostal Church in Aransas Pass. She was an outstanding wife, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

    She is preceded in death by her parents; 2 brothers, William Louis Young, and Glen Edward Young.

    She is survived by her husband, Larry Sim Riley; sons, Pastor William L.S. Riley (Joannie), and Russell J.D. Riley (Victoria); daughters, Tammy Sue Ballard (Roy), and Loretta Lynn Reed (Christopher); brother, John Marvin Young; sisters, Wanda Jean Dauksch, and Judith Ann Millican; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.

    Expressions of sympathy may be made by donations in her name to her church, Landmark Apostolic Pentecostal Church, 517 S. Ave A, Aransas Pass, Texas 78336.

    Visitation will be held Tuesday, October 3, 2017, from 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm with family present to receive friends from 6:00p.m.-8:00 p.m. at Charlie Marshall Funeral Home in Aransas Pass, Texas. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at 10:00 am also at Charlie Marshall Funeral Home in Aransas Pass, Texas. Burial will take place at the Oak Grove Methodist Cemetery in Dardanelle, Arkansas.

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    I offer my sincere condolences to Mrs. Brenda Riley's family. This time of tragedy can be hard to deal with but the Bible gives a practical suggestion on how to cope with the pain. At Proverbs 12: 25 it says "Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs it down,But a good word cheers it up." Only by sharing your feelings with others can you receive the “good word” of encouragement. Doing so will also help you to realize that you are not going through your ordeal alone. So if you are feeling distressed, try opening up to someone who knew Brenda well so you both can share precious memories of her.


    My Aunt Brenda was a beautiful person. My thoughts and prayers are with my cousin's during this difficult time. My god bless you and comfort you. Love always your cousin Kathy


    Our condolences to the Riley family. You are in our prayers.