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A funeral service celebrating the life of Ms. Sandra D. Riley will be held Saturday at 11 am at Washington Funeral Home.  Ms. Riley transitioned into the Hands of Our Lord on April 28, 2017, following a brief battle with cancer.  
Sandra was born April 12, 1956 in Youngstown, a daughter of JC Stanley and Minnie Riley Driscall.  She was a 1974 graduate of South High School and was formerly employed  as a custodian with the Youngstown City Schools, retiring after 20 years of loyal service. She was a member of Fellowship Christian Tabernacle Church, where she shared her talents in the Culinary Ministry. Sandra had a love for all people and a giving heart.  She possessed a special passion for children and adolescents ensuring that any who came in contact with her, were nurtured and encouraged to rise above the many challenges of life.
She leaves to cherish her memory her son, LeVar A. Riley (Jessica); her grandchildren, Charlasha Smallwood, Elizabeth D. Riley, Leann A. Riley, and LeVar A. Riley Jr.; her siblings, Larry Riley, Gerald Salter, Debra J. (William E. Jr) Smith; five nephews; six God children, and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.  
Sandra was preceded in death by her mother, Minnie L. Salter Driscall and her step father, Willie V.  Driscall.  
Friends may call Friday from 3-5pm and on Saturday from 10-11am at Washington Funeral Home.


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  • Monday, May 01, 2017
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ J.E. Washington Funeral Services, Inc.
  • Monday, May 01, 2017
    My dear loyal and longtime friend, your gift to us all was the example of a giving, caring, ever kind person with a quick smile and infectious laughter. Sandy, you were easy to love and just as easily missed from this side. We know and affirm that your soul is now peacefully in God's eternal care, custody and control. To the family may God grant you the peace that knows no understanding. Fond friend, VonCeil
    ~ VonCeil Crenshaw   Towson, MD
  • Tuesday, May 02, 2017
    You always had a positive and encouraging attitude. Your outlook on life was to just live it no matter what anybody thought. Thanks for accepting me as family. I will miss your laugh and your funny sayings. I love you sister.
    ~ Veronica Carter   Lewisville, TX