Mary Linda Riley

Mary Linda Riley

Sep 12th, 1942 - Sep 30th, 2017
  • Birth Date: Sep 12, 1942
  • Death Date: Sep 30, 2017
  • Funeral Date: Oct 5, 2017
  • Funeral Location: Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel
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Mary Linda Riley from King, Arkansas, age 75, went to her heavenly home on September 30, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, James “Bud” Riley; her parents, Edwin and Thelma Friday; two brothers, Alvin and Billy Friday; and one special friend, Patricia “Pat” Collins.
She is survived by three sons and one daughter-in-law, David Smith, Scott Smith, and Michael and Rhonda Smith; one brother, Bobby Friday; two sisters-in-law, Irma and Susan Friday; three grandchildren and their spouses, Dustin and Susan Smith, Blake and Megan McAffee, and Martin and Tiffany Shea; five other grandchildren, Ashley, Brandon, Cameron, Seth, and Sarah Smith; three great grandchildren, Harper McAffee, Lily Smith McIntosh, and Walker Shea; and Ms. Kitty, her faithful cat.
Linda was born on September 12, 1942, in Lockesburg, Arkansas. She graduated from Texarkana College in 1981 with a degree in nursing and enjoyed doing this for 38 year’s. Most of all she enjoyed being a mother to her three sons and anyone else that needed a kind loving word.            
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, October 5, 2017, in the Wilkerson Funeral Home in De Queen with Shane Haarmeyer officiating. Burial will follow at Redmen Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, October 4th from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
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Correne Van Dyke
Oct 7th, 2017 8:56 pm
So sorry for your loss. Linda was a fantastic nurse & person! I truly enjoyed working with her at the hospital. May God give you comfort. Praying for all of you. She loved her family and spoke so highly of you all. God bless!!
Janet Maxwell
Oct 6th, 2017 10:20 am
To the family. I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with her at Dequeen hospital and enjoyed working with her. She taught me alot. She will be missed. Great person.
Debbie Labit, Cockerham
Oct 4th, 2017 2:52 pm
David, Scott & Michael,
I am so sorry for your loss. Linda was so sweet. I really loved her. She always had a smile on her face. She will be missed. It breaks my Heart for all of you. I love y'all. Prayers.
Tami Smith
Oct 3rd, 2017 8:07 pm
I am so sorry for your loss. Linda was such a sweet person and I am happy I knew her. Prayers to you all for comfort during this time.
Julie (Collins) Randolph
Oct 3rd, 2017 11:15 am
David, Mike and Scott, I'm so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful woman. She wasn't only my second mom, she was my friend. Anyone who knew her knows that her greatest joy in life was being yall's mom. I am keeping you all in my prayers.
Kevin and Melanie Marshall
Oct 2nd, 2017 9:17 pm
She will be missed by all who knew her. I so enjoyed working with her at the hospital. Our prayers for you all
Peggy Vaughn
Oct 2nd, 2017 7:54 pm
So sorry for your loss may God be with you during time
Leeann Smith
Oct 2nd, 2017 3:51 pm
My heart hurts for you loss of such a sweet lady. May God's comfort surround you and your family.

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