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Nellie Faye Riley

Service Date: April 14, 2021
Visitation Info:
Interment Info: Forest Lawn Memorial Park
Service Info: Florence Baptist Temple
Service Info
Nellie Faye Riley, age 82, passed away, surrounded by her family on April 8, 2021. Nellie was born in Pendleton County to the late Sherman and Elizabeth Bishop. Nellie always prioritized spending time with her immediate and extended family. She loved hosting and entertaining all guests. Nellie worked for Florence Baptist Temple for over 20 years and retired from Colonial Heights serving others. She never met a stranger and enjoyed cooking, decorating and just interacting with people.

Nellie is survived by her daughter: Regina (Terry) Pelfrey, grandchildren: TJ (Alli) Pelfrey and Felicia Pelfrey, great-grandchildren: Silas, Selah, Amos, and Adah Pelfrey, and numerous nieces nephews, great nieces, great nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years: Wayne Riley, siblings: Raymond Bishop, Florence Sweeney, Dorothy Porter, Beulah Fardo, Roy Bishop, and nephew: Steve Alford.

A public visitation will be held Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at Florence Baptist Temple from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Funeral Services will follow afterwards. Entombment will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Florence Baptist Temple. Online condolences can be left at

10:00 am - 12:00 am

12:00 am

Florence Baptist Temple

1898 Florence Pike

Forest Lawn Memorial Park

Address: 3227 Dixie Hwy ERLANGER, KY 41018
12:00 am - 12:00 am

Nellie Faye Riley


Prayers to Mrs Riley’s family

My deepest condolences to Nellie’s family. She was a great mentor and friend to me when I was a young adult. I know she will be greatly missed but I also know she’s having a great reunion up in heaven. ❤️

losing someone so dear is devatsting

deepest sympathies are with the family of Nellie. We have been friends since 1964 and she was always a part of my life since.
The latest fond memory was a big squirrel meal she fixed for me and her friend ‘squirrel man”; later, another time we
went to his home to watch a football game on his giant screen tv. I I know that Nellie would want us all to think of the
joy, love, and laughter that remains in the world. Thank you, Nellie, for the journeys we shared together.