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Teresa L. Riley

December 23, 1956 — December 28, 2019

Teresa Lynn Riley was born December 23, 1956, in Mesa, Arizona, to Roy Dean and Darlene Rosalie (Davidson) Marshall. She passed away on December 28, 2019, in Los Angeles, California, following a massive Stroke. She was 63 years of age.

Teresa spent her early years on a farm in Colorado. The family later moved to Tempe, Arizona, where she attended school at Gilland Jr. High and Marcos de Niza High School. She went on to study at Pacific Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, California, and Cerritos College in Cerritos, California. Teresa earned her Bachelors degree in Education and taught for 40 years. She loved teaching, as it was so rewarding.

While at Bible College, Teresa met the love of her life, Myron E. Riley, Jr. They were married on August 4, 1976, in California, and were blessed with two daughters, Rachel and Rebekah. Teresa was a devoted Pastors wife for over 40 years, serving in Riverside, Lake Elsinore, Gardena, and Norwalk.

Reading, genealogy, gardening, flower arranging, puppeteering, crafting, and doing puzzles were among Teresas favorite hobbies. She also found great joy in playing the piano and singing. She was firm in her faith of Christ and was a member of the Independent Baptist Church. She also served as a volunteer for the LA County Sheriffs PRIDE mentoring group for at risk teens. Above all else, Teresa loved and adored her family and enjoyed nothing more than spending time with them.

Teresa is survived by her husband, Myron; daughter, Rachel (Ja) Pritchard and their children, Jonathan, Joel, Jeremiah, Jason, Charity, and Elizabeth; and daughter, Rebekah (Jeremy) Ward and their children, Katie, Cara and Chloe; mother, Darlene Davidson Taylor; step-father, Don Taylor; and her siblings, Gail Marshall, Jan Byrd, Stan Marshall, and Mark Marshall. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Sarah Lynn Riley; and her father, Roy Dean Marshall.

A funeral service will be held at 6:30pm on Friday, January 3, 2020, at Pioneer Baptist Church, 11717 Pioneer Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650. Interment will take place at 1pm on Tuesday, January 7, 2019.

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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

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