O’Neal Riley departed his earthly life on December 2, 2022, at the Meadows in Fulton, MS. He was born in Lee County on January 9, 1947, to Lillian Riley and Lunce “Tobe” Seals. O’Neal graduated from East High School in Fulton, MS in 1967. O’Neal was known for his athletic ability in baseball, softball, and football, his cooking, and his love for the WWE.
O’Neal graduated from East High School of Fulton, MS, class of 1967, where his basketball team won the state championship in 1967. Following high school, he attended college for a semester. He spent 33 years of his adult life working at Purnell Pride, later known as Marshall Durban, where he was a supervisor. He confessed his hope for Christ at an early age and attended Pine Grove MB Church in Dorsey, MS.
He was preceded in death by his parents. He leaves to cherish his daughters, Chiquita Riley Johnson (Patrick), of Verona, MS, and Gidget Riley of Belden, MS, four grandchildren, Martika, Shaquille, Carly, and Raider, two great-grandchildren, A’Lillian and Novah, two sisters, Lisa Seals and Linda Seals of Plantersville, MS, one brother Mark Seals of Verona, MS, -godchildren, Felix Jones, Bryan Billups, and Shavonne Collier (Paul), and special nieces, Jeanta’Desselle (Albert) and Dominique Clemons, He also leaves to cherish his special friend, Nobie Jean Prather, children Donna Brunson, Willie Sampson, Reachell Bradley (O’Neal), grandchildren Yinessa, Cortney, and Ladaja, and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends
Viewing will be Saturday, December 10, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:59 a.m., and Service at 11:00 a.m., at Temple of Compassion & Deliverance Church, 1148 North Madison Street, Tupelo, MS 38804.
Burial will take place at Pine Grove M.B. Church Cemetery, 2219 Dorsey Evergreen Road, Fulton, MS 38843
Serenity-Autry Funeral Home of Pontotoc, MS, is in charge of arrangements.
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