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Barbara Jean Riley

July 24, 1953 ~ November 19, 2017 (age 64)

There are so many things in life that we cannot understand, but we must trust God’s judgment and be guided by his hand, and all who have God’s blessing can rest safely in His care for He promises “Safe Passage” on the “Wings of Faith and Prayer”


Ms. Barbara Jean Riley, age 64, affectionately known as “Bobbie Jean”, “Big Barb” and “BJ”, of Port St. Joe, FL went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 19, 2017 in Panama City, Florida.
Barbara Jean Riley was born on July 24, 1953 in Port St. Joe, Florida to the late Willie and Virgie Mae Riley; and was the third child born out of eight. Throughout Bobbie Jean’s life, she was a loving and caring person who loved life, family, and people dearly.
Bobbie Jean was also preceded in death by her brother, Vincent E. Riley. Bobbie Jean was joined in Holy Matrimony to the late Benjamin Pace. Bobbie Jean trusted in the Lord and she was very active in Thompson Temple First Born Church of the Living God under the leadership of Bishop Thompson. She was educated in Gulf County School System.  
Bobbie Jean was full of life and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Her favorite pass-timers were cooking, playing cards, dancing and fishing until her illness; and during that time she took up B I N G O.
Bobbie Jean leaves to mourn and cherish her memories to a loving and precious daughter, Niecha (Patrick) Jones; two precious granddaughters, Sanai and A’Zareya; four sisters: Ethel Rose Mathews, Mildred Ann (Walter) Lewis, Matilda Stevenson and Renee Bea (Michael) Walton; two brothers: Willie (Pat) Riley and Melvin Riley; a special god brother: Sidney (Pam) Harris; a special god sister: Donna (George) Bryant; a special god-daughter: Tynetta Towner Brown, and her adoptive god-mom, Nether Lee Lowery Franklin. Also cherishing her memories are two special cousins, Beasley Shackleford and Cleveland (Scaly) Riley; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other loving relatives and many special friends who have had the pleasure of being in her life.

 Service Information

Celebration of Life
December 2, 2017

12:00 PM
Thompson Temple First Born Church of the Living God
222 Avenue E
Port St. Joe, FL 32456

December 2, 2017

4:00 PM
Forest Hill Cemetery
673 Twine Drive
Port St Joe, FL 32456

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