Avon Riley

Avon Riley

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Memorial Service
Friday, July 10, 2020
4:00pm

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A Man of Integrity

If you ever met Avon, you would never forget him.  He was a big man with an evenbigger heart and always greeted you with a big smile.  He was articulate, carried himself with dignity and treated everyone with kindness.  

Avon Riley was born February 10, 1958 to Ivory Boyd and Lucille Riley Stevens of Savannah, GA.

He gave his life to Christ at a very young age and was educated in the Chatham County Public School System in Savannah, Georgia.  Avon was a Class of 1977 graduate of Savannah High School.  He was a well-rounded athlete and triumphed in football, basketball, and track & field.  His passion for football and commitment to the game led him to excel at the College of the Canyon and UCLA, where he was later inducted into the COC Hall of Fame. 

In 1981, Avon got the phone call of a lifetime and was drafted into the National Football League (NFL) by the Houston Oilers. He went on to play professionally for 7 years. 

He was joined in Holy Matrimony to Ms. Kim Brown, and to this union was born a daughter Avion Riley Frazier (Steven), and a son Avon Riley, II.  

While in Houston, Avon was employed by Houston’s Independent School District for 25 years, where he mentored young men and women to overcome obstacles, seek fulfillment and achieve their goals. 

Those who were fortunate enough to know him affectionately referred to him as “Big Man”.  Avon was always concerned about young people and was a vigorous supporter of youth athletics and education in Savannah, Georgia and Houston, Texas. 

The fullness of Avon’s life demonstrates that anything is possible with Godly faith and hard work. While sudden and unexpected, Avon answered the Master when He called.  

His legacy of love will be cherished in the hearts of his loving mother Lucille R. Stevens, Savannah GA; a daughter Avion Riley Frazier (Steven), and a son Avon Rashaun Riley.  His three loving grandchildren: Sydney Gabrielle Frazier, Steven Paul Frazier, Jr. and Sage Emerson Frazier all of Missouri City, Texas.  Five sisters:  Lilly Mae Council (James), JoAnnReese, Shirley B. Mackey-Crim (James), Deborah L. Dixon (Glenn), Cynthia S. Rivers (Ozie).  Three brothers:  Leon Riley, Anthony Riley (Stephanie), and Kenneth O. Riley.  An aunt Easter Mae Riley all of Savannah, GA, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Comments
  • July 7, 2020 Reply
    Arthur V. Akers

    Missing you my brother

    • July 8, 2020 Reply
      Rudell Young

      Sleep in peace cousin gone but not forgotten I love you ❤️

      • July 9, 2020 Reply
        Cora

        Shirley and Debra May God
        Keep you all lifted and I
        Will keep you all in prayer.

        Love
        Cora Banks

    • July 9, 2020 Reply
      Dominic Horton

      Man I can’t believe BIG MAN is gone. He was a man full of wisdom I remember some of the talks he used to give me seeing me skip class. He was also funny. Man I miss them days. You will truly be missed!
      RIP BIG MAN

      • July 10, 2020 Reply
        Idris Kashif

        A treasured loan paid in full. Gone and never forgotten. Peace in Paradise.

    • July 10, 2020 Reply
      Troyce & Keeya Smith

      Precious memories of a great guy who was introduced to us by our first cousin Kim many years ago when they would visit us in Brusly, LA. He was like a celebrity in our little town, but he never carried himself in that manner around us! He was certainly a handsome and gentle giant with a memorable smile! Take your rest, Avon! Prayers are going forth for our cousins Avion & her family, Rashaun, Kim and the entire Riley Family. We love you and are praying for all of you! God Bless!!

    • July 10, 2020 Reply
      Jazston Washington

      Love you Coach, sorry I couldn’t be here. I’ll never forget you, the impact you made, and the great role model you were.

    • July 10, 2020 Reply
      Coach Willis

      You will truly be missed Big Man. Thank you for your friendship and words of encouragement. RIP Big Man..

  • July 7, 2020 Reply
    Larry Lee

    My UCLA teammate, brother, and friend. Avon Riley was a gentleman’s gentleman. He was a leader not only in word but in action also. We had some great times together in Westwood. Didnt realize that when we spoke last month it would be for the last time. RIP Avon and get those guys in shape up there. Man!!!!!!!!
    Larry Lee

    • July 8, 2020 Reply
      Raquel

      Big man mr Riley was a good person I’m one of the students who meet him at school he always was nice to me and others.

  • July 7, 2020 Reply
    Twin

    An amazing soul has left this world too soon. Big Man as we use to know him back in Westbury Day’s. He would sweep you off your feet with just one hand, LITERALLY. Technically only those that where rumbling. He was the one person to call, he will break up a fight like nothing. The most amazing person ever. I only spent freshman year at Westbury and he’s probably the only person I remember from that school. My deepest and most sincere condolences to his family. May you guys find strength and endure this though times. Will always be remember.

  • July 7, 2020 Reply
    Shannon Alfred

    Rest In Peace Big Man. Thank you for taking the time to love and guide us at Westbury! Job well done. We love you.

  • July 7, 2020 Reply
    Gonzalo Luna

    Want to say that Big Man was a great man and did much more for everyone at Westbury. Even more than this principals and and assistant principals ever did for the students. He will be missed a hard person to replace and a great man to look up to.

  • July 7, 2020 Reply
    Chadwick Ricks

    RIP Big Man. You will forever be remembered. Westbury Class of 2008.

  • July 7, 2020 Reply
    Roderick Crow

    BIG MAN aka BIG CAT
    This Crow checking in with ya school. You showed me a lot and taught me a lot as well. I’m grateful to have known you, played for you, and learn how to chop a persons neck like you. Go hard and work fast with a sense of urgency.

    LOVE BIG CAT
    Roderick Crow – QB
    WESTBURY HIGH SCHOOL
    2002-2006

  • July 7, 2020 Reply
    Felicitas Loske

    I was an exchange student at Westbury in 01/02 and Big Man wad definitely the most memorable person at the school. He always greeted every student and made me feel at home. He truly cared. He’s one of the people I will never forget. I’m sad that I didn’t get a better answer to: “I wonder what happened to Big Man?”

  • July 7, 2020 Reply
    Cornelius Osborne

    Thank you for protecting us, being a good mentor and sharing many stories with us.
    Rest up Big Man, love you.
    #westbury
    #classof06

  • July 7, 2020 Reply
    Brenda Vasquez

    If you went to Westbury, you knew who Big Man was. He was the nicest person, who always took the time to stop and ask how you were doing and would give you advise. I was lucky enough to have the chance to be in his presence and for that I’m forever grateful..
    To his family; my condolences.. I hope God gives you strength during this hard time.
    RIP Big Man 🙏😢💔
    Class of 2004

  • July 8, 2020 Reply
    Vallon bell

    I REMEMBER SKIPPING CLASS MY FRESHMAN YEAR AND THERE WAS BIG MAN STANDING THERE AS I WALKED AROUND THE CORNER WITH THE BIGGEST SMILE HE FLEXED HIS MUSCLES AND SAID YOU WANT ME TO PUT YOU IN A HEADLOCK MR BELL…I SAID NO SIR… HE GET TO CLASS THE WORLD IS COUNTING ON PEOPLE LIKE YOU…. BEST ADVICE I EVER HEARD… AKA KARATE MAN

  • July 8, 2020 Reply
    Lamar Riley

    R.I.P. Cuzzin, love ya, my prayers and condolences go out to his Mom, Aunt Lucille and his sisters and brothers ….

  • July 8, 2020 Reply
    KERRY Johnson

    Rest in Peace Big Man. You were the greatest. I switched Schools and had to finish my high school career at Westbury. I can say that I wish all schools had a father figure like you. It was a privilege and a pleasure to know you and I’ll never forget you giving me encouragement when I was completing EMT school. I wish I’d have been able to tell you the stories of the lives I’ve saved and the people I’ve positively affected. You were the blueprint for being a man in this hard world.
    Kerry Johnson
    Class of 2016

  • July 8, 2020 Reply
    Jed Hughes

    Avon was a leader, with an incredible personality, always positive and played at a high level.
    He was fun to coach and tremendous teammate.
    God bless his soul.

    • July 10, 2020 Reply
      Glennis McCray

      Big Man was the first person I would see in the morning when I started working at Westbury. He would ask how I was doing but in a way that let me know he was genuinely interested in my answer. Westbury felt safer to me when Mr. Riley was present. He had a smoothness about him that let you know he was easygoing but also there was another side to him! Thank you for taking everyone who entered 19111 Chimney Rock! We got it from here…take your rest knowing you taught us and we learned! Grateful to you and love you beyond words! #westburystrong

  • July 8, 2020 Reply
    Jed Hughes

    Avon was an inspirational leader, bringing his A game on and off the field, his smile was contagious !

    Lot of running backs knew he was around.

    Lord bless his soul!

  • July 8, 2020 Reply
    Yvonne Mciver-Taylor

    Rest in Peace Avon. The Lord makes no mistakes and knows who he is placing in his kingdom. You fought the fight and now it is time to take your rest. Class of 1977 has it from here.

  • July 8, 2020 Reply
    Richard Johnson

    During my rookie season with the Oilers Avon was a great mentor!!!
    He was always focused on being the best person one could be!!!
    Rest Easy my Brother🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿

    • July 9, 2020 Reply
      Eric Fairs

      Avon my teammate with the Oilers was like my personal counselor on how to make an NFL team. When he tore off a guys face mask with his bare hands, I knew then, what ever he says is to be followed. Going to miss all that knowledge and wisdom Big brother Rest in peace.

  • July 8, 2020 Reply
    Shawnquell Gipson

    Big Man you were a role model and an example of selfless giving to our generation, and we are proud to hold you as someone worthy of emulation. I admired the way you gave advice. You were a great role model and an inspiration to us all. Your love was genuine and for that I’ll forever be grateful for you! RIP Big Man love your Baby Girl

  • July 8, 2020 Reply
    Veronica Grovener

    Sending prayer to the family, it was a pleasure knowing this man. Blue Jackets for life my friend, we bleed Blue and White forever

  • July 8, 2020 Reply
    Lieutenant Richard Barrera, Retired. Houston ISD Police

    Avon, it was truly an honor and a pleasure to have know you and worked along side you. You always showed a deep compassion for all kids in general, but especially for those at Westbury. You taught many of them the meaning of “tough love.” Many were initially intimidated by command presence but once they heard speak in quiet yet firm voice they learned to trust you and respect you. You were truly an asset to the team that worked at Butler Stadium for so many years. Having you there was like have another officer, always on the alert and always had our six. You have left this world way too soon. You leave an awesome footprint in this world, one that very few can every match. Rest In Peace Big Man, I am a better man for having know you.

  • July 8, 2020 Reply
    Cora Banks

    Avon Riley SHS Blue Jacket forever. Watching you play football in the band was a treat. Playing basketball team was a monumental. Rest In Peace my friend

  • July 8, 2020 Reply
    Precious Nwokey

    Big Man!… if you ever stepped foot into Westbury you knew exactly who he was. Big man!. loved the kids and had a way of showing it!. He always called me his “superstar” Always smile and telling us to go to class! He would always say to me don’t let these “knuckle head boy mess up your future, you gone be one heck of an athlete” It took a lot to ever see this man upset!. When he spoke he spoke life into you. I seen him a year ago and he told me to come back and help the kids on the track…. “they not like what y’all use to be” . I just laughed. he was so serious and told me I had a gift don’t waste it. Big man if i knew that was the last time your “superstar” was gonna see you i would’ve made sure I help out the track team like you said. You will truly be missed and my your beautiful soul forever rest in peace.

  • July 8, 2020 Reply
    Peter Eze

    Big Man. Westbury’s enforcer. A former professional athlete who spent his retirement from sports working with teenagers. I’ll never forget the pep-talks mixed in with a little trash talk you would give me before basketball games. The respect Westbury students have for you, both former and current, is unanimous. Your presence will truly be missed Mr. Riley. We love you my friend.

  • July 9, 2020 Reply
    DaEnginEar

    Big Man…. This one was tough but ill never question the Lord Decision. During your time you’ve touched a lot of young souls… Changed Alot of lives! If it wasn’t for you honestly I couldn’t tell you where I would be if I stayed at Westbury! You sat me down and told me if I wanted a better future gotta make better decisions. That talk flip that switch and i never turned bac! Thanks for All the Guidance And Protection you gave us! Rest in Paradise Big Man💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾

  • July 9, 2020 Reply
    Lawrence Bunny Bryan 111

    Avon rest with the most high my brother. I didn’t find out we were family until after high school. Praying for the family.

  • July 9, 2020 Reply
    TED ADDERLY

    Prayers for the family, we brought a new meaning Daddy

  • July 9, 2020 Reply
    Marilyn Brown

    In Memory of our nephew-in-law, Avon. Thank you for being good to our beautiful niece Kim and her mom and siblings; also her children Avion and Rashaun your grandchildren Sydney, Frazier, Steven, and Sage. I know you will be sorely missed by your mom, sisters, brothers, aunt, and all of the people you met along the way. God gave you a wonderful gift of interacting, connecting, loving, and training youth. Though miles and circumstances separated us, we will always remember that infectious smile and your awesome presence; your heart was much bigger than your size. Regardless how we may feel, you completed your assignment on earth. ; so sleep In Heavenly peace! Rest well, Avon!

  • July 9, 2020 Reply
    Sheri in Savannah

    Avon, my first love from 7th grade and my forever friend, I will miss you dearly. Thanks for all of the memories and conversations through the years.

    To Ms. Lucille and the family, you are my forever family and I will always keep you close in my heart and thoughts.

    May God grant each of you peace knowing that Avon is absent from his body, but is present with the Lord.

    Avon my love, rest well.
    Sheri

  • July 9, 2020 Reply
    Cynthia S. Rivers

    To my Brother, my Father. You will always be my Hero. I am going to miss you so much. Your smile, your laugh, your voice will always be with me. I know you had a lot of “baby girls” but I know I was the first. Avon was a gentle giant, a soft spoken man and a wonderful person, he touch so many lives. He song this song the my son, his nephew and I will always remember it” He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands”. RIP Avon 🙏🏿❤️

  • July 9, 2020 Reply
    Jimmy and Margaret Campbell

    May you Rest In Peace Avon. Gone but not forgotten🙌🏽

    • July 10, 2020 Reply
      Sandra Kent Johnson

      To the family of Avon, with my most sincere sympathy and prayers. He was a great friend growing up in the neighborhood and even a greater friend throughout the years at Savannah High. I pray that his family find comfort in knowing that God makes no mistake when it comes to his children.

  • July 9, 2020 Reply
    Ernest Walton

    Avon was a guy that made a skinny little kid at Savannah High feel a little better. He was also nice to my mother who was the nurse at Savannah High. I don’t know if he remembered me but I will always remember how he treated people.
    My prayers are with his family. I am sorry for your loss.

  • July 10, 2020 Reply
    Lakecia Porter

    I know I can speak for a lot of people when I say, for us to see you go was beyond unexpected and heartbreaking. You saw potential in us as youth even if we didn’t see it for ourselves. For many you were a father figure, and I know you’ve saved/changed a few lives that would have probably been in jail or deceased. I will miss fussing at you for hardly answering your phone, but still coming to visit me at work. I’ll miss most about the updates 2/3 times a month on lunch. I just wish I would of been able to hear one more motivational speech from you, however I won’t forget all the fatherly advice you gave me. Will keep your family in my prayers especially the lil ones. Sincerely one of your many baby girls. Love you Big Cat

  • July 10, 2020 Reply
    Estefany Quintanilla

    Big Man touched many lives. I always looked forward every morning for his “Hi precious!” He made us feel safe and believe in every single student. He was a very unique person that made anyone believe in their selfs! Thank you for caring! May God give your family and friends the strength during this difficult time. Rest In Peace Mr. Riley “Big Man” ❤️

  • July 10, 2020 Reply
    DEBORAH DIXON

    Deborah Dixon
    Hello to my brother Avon Riley BIG MAN as they call you, but I call you my BIG BROTHER my friend, my confident, I am crying because I miss you so much!
    I remember every time you came home from Texas you would always surprise me and I would start screaming when I saw your face and friendly smile from
    around the wall ask you peek at me. I would jump into your arms and give you the biggest hug. thank you for being there for me and giving me advise, Avon
    I love you.

  • July 10, 2020 Reply
    Veronica Smith Green

    To The Family, “Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.” Remember the good times as well as the bad because it all makes a complete circle. I will always remember that dimple, his big gentle heart, and his wisdom. Take care family and also remember, ” to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.” My thoughts and prayers are with you all on this journey of life.

    • July 10, 2020 Reply
      Cindy (Taylor) Hunter

      So sorry to hear that you have passed on. But glad to know that it is only the beginning now if a Beautiful eternal story for you’ll never leave this family you have left your footprints in the sands of this earth and have spread your wings to soar into the great beyond. Remembering you from the halls of SHS (Washington Ave/Sav, GA)
      Live on my friend !! Live on!!

  • July 10, 2020 Reply
    Al (China)Melton

    Happy Transition My Brother. My Heart is saddened by your departure but God knows best. I always cherished the time went spent together throughout the years. Rest in peace my brother until we meet again.

  • July 10, 2020 Reply
    Kenya

    You will always be apart of me I’m still in disbelief of your passing I will always remember you c/o 14 Westbury rebels 4life

  • July 10, 2020 Reply
    Tiffany R Fisher

    Heaven has truly gained an angel. Rest in Heaven Mr. Riley. My sincerest condolences and prayers are with the family. May God continue to give you strength and easy your pain during this time. Death has no sorrow that heaven can not heal. The alumni’s and current students of Westbury High School are grateful to have known this great man and are thankful for all his wonderful words of wisdom. Sleep in Peace Big Man

  • July 10, 2020 Reply
    Carol Ann &Verdell Kindrick

    To Kim ,the children and family you all have our sincere sympathy. May you all feel comfort by the love and support of family and friends. Love you all.

  • July 10, 2020 Reply
    Roland Brown

    Uncle Roland sends his earnest condolences to Niece Kim, my great-niece and great-nephew, and the rest of our family, friends and associates. Avon was a terrific guy. His life’s journey has come to an end, but God knew what was best! Be glad that you had time to spend with this wonderful guy. Rest well, Avon.

  • July 10, 2020 Reply
    Sandra Kent Johnson

    To the family of Avon, with my most sincere sympathy and prayers. He was a great friend growing up in the neighborhood and even a greater friend throughout the years at Savannah High. I pray that his family find comfort in knowing that God makes no mistake when it comes to his children.

  • July 10, 2020 Reply
    Randy Carodine

    Avon, you were the ultimate gentleman. Rest with God my Brother. I’m so sorry our journey from Westwood has us so close to each other and I didn’t know.

  • July 10, 2020 Reply
    Gerald Guidry

    I would often run into Big Man (ironically he always referred to me as Big Guy) in and around Missouri City. Our impromptu meetings would occasionally turn into a good time spent talking over beers and a meal about life, kids, grandchildren, work and wherever the discussions led. I will always remember and appreciate those times. Kim, Avion and Rashaun my thoughts and prayers are with you and the family today and always.
    Gerald “Big Guy” Guidry

  • July 10, 2020 Reply
    Randy Scofield

    Avon started playing and I started working for the Oilers in the fall of 1981. Avon was one of those special players you just never forget! Saying he was a class act is an understatement. The “Big Man”always had a big smile on his face and took time to visit with anyone who wanted to talk to him. Avon was truly one of God’s Blessings.

  • July 10, 2020 Reply
    Selena Davis

    I EXTEND MY SINCERE SYMPATHY FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVE ONE PRAYING FOR YOUR STRENGTH AND LOVE THROUGH YOUR BEREAVEMENT AND PEACE THAT SURPASSES ALL UNDERSTANDING THAT ONLY GOD CAN GIVE……..
    LOVE & BLESSINGS

  • July 10, 2020 Reply
    Shirley Mackey-Crim

    To my brother Avon Riley who I called baby as a child. You were my father figure, my protector,and my sparring partner went needed. You will be missed but loved always. Rest in peace my Angel; only God knows the time and place when he will call us home. Your little sister Shirley.

  • July 10, 2020 Reply
    T. Campbell

    Big Man/Mr. Riley/Avon
    We loved you and you loved us. It is hard to say goodbye to someone in this manner. You touched so many lives. Your quiet demeanor. Your caring. Your support. Your radiant smile. There is so much one can say about you. You were compassionate. You listened. You advised. You walked tall! You will always be remembered by everyone at Westbury High School and beyond!
    Campbell

  • July 10, 2020 Reply
    Gwendolyn James

    I am sadden at the news about Avon. Savannah will never forget him and Savannah High School will continue to love everything he brought to the game and the city. Rest in heaven classmate 👼

  • July 10, 2020 Reply
    Maznyl A Newsome

    Rest well in the arms of the Lord my Brother.

  • July 10, 2020 Reply
    daniel campbell

    Iam gonna miss you bro you had a heart of gold and funny as well always calling my whole name Danny Campbell

  • July 10, 2020 Reply
    Pearl Mangon

    Big Man truly had a heart of gold. He always went the extra mile to care for any student who needed help. He truly was a great asset to Westbury High School family. I am so fornatunate I had the opportunity to work with him. I am deeply sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. May Jehovah God give you the strength to endure.

  • July 10, 2020 Reply
    D’Mia

    Big Man your kind words and infectious smile made hard days in school so much easier. You were one of my favorites! Thank you for being whoever we needed you to be a father, coach, and a counselor! Job well done. Rest In Peace. Love one of your princesses D’Mia.
    Westbury High school
    Class of 2003

  • July 10, 2020 Reply
    Coach Robert Hargrove

    A great man who served others with dignity and honor! May God continue to bless your family and friends!

  • July 10, 2020 Reply
    Largwe Jackson

    Rest In Peace “Big Man”. Thanks for being a used vessel to so many people in so many ways. We’ll miss you and hold on to all the great moments and lessons you’ve taught us during our journey at Westbury High School as former Rebels. Thanks for caring as much as you did. With love -Gwe Jackson-

  • July 10, 2020 Reply
    Teddi Adderly Haynes

    The news was devastating to hear. But to have known you for most of my childhood, and to witness the way your children lit up when they saw you is a blessing I will always carry with me. Avion and Rashaun will continuously be in my thoughts and prayers, as will the rest of your family. Job well done,Mr. Riley. The light that emanates from you will never dim. You will be forever missed. Rest well.

  • July 10, 2020 Reply
    ISAIAH J HYMON

    ISAIAH HYMON OF SAVANNAH GA.
    MY BROTHER AVON AKA CJ BOMERMAN GOING TO MISS YOU MY BOLTON BROTHER

  • July 10, 2020 Reply
    Brandie Roberson

    Mr. Riley
    You was always so kind in school.. Thank you for being such a angel and inspiration.. RIP

  • July 10, 2020 Reply
    Everett cobbin

    I am sorry I was not able to make it coach but you will be missed dearly! Thank you for your mentorship and chops to the neck lol. A true gentle giant with a heart of gold!

  • July 10, 2020 Reply
    Everett cobbin

    I am sorry I was not able to make it coach but you will be missed dearly! Thank you for your mentorship and chops to the neck lol. A true gentle giant with a heart of gold!
    Westbury high school
    Class of 2003

  • July 10, 2020 Reply
    Eltoncia Bradley King

    I am honored to have known you…a big man with a gentle heart. Thank you for all that you poured into our kids throughout the years. Rest in peace Big Man.

  • July 10, 2020 Reply
    Sugey Santos

    Big man !! Thank you for always encouraging everyone. You were such a amazing person and will be greatly missed. May you Rest In Peace!!!.

  • July 10, 2020 Reply
    Reina Rouse

    My condolence to the entire Riley family. Avon was my first big brother and last. Loved by all who knew him. Words can not express what it meant or how one felt just being in his presence. Rest my brother/ friend … rest in peace

  • July 11, 2020 Reply
    Jesse chavez

    I’m glad to tell you I’m back in school, you always kept me out of all the trouble on earth, you always escorted my dumbass to class even though I didn’t want to be there you kept me going and always taught me “keep pushing they’re all weak” you were a father figure to me in a way and words can’t explain how sad I am. I don’t really have words to explain how hurt I am. I’ll see you on the flip side. Love you Big Man. You did it LIKE A BOSS, and I’m gonna show the world what we’re about, I’m not going to let you down.

  • July 11, 2020 Reply
    Johnson,Fred E

    Avon Riley and I worked together at an alternative school. every comment about Avon is true. He was a great friend. God is great. Thank for Avon Riley.

  • July 11, 2020 Reply
    Rolando Juan Brown

    Hi Cousins! I am extending my condolences to you and the rest of our family regarding the passing of Avon. He was an unforgettable man. I always enjoyed bragging on the fact that he was an Oilers’ football player and he was married to my cousin! Give Normanique and your children and grandchildren my prayers.

  • July 11, 2020 Reply
    Mr. Rolando Juan Brown

    Hi Cousins! I am extending my condolences to you and the rest of our family regarding the passing of Avon. He was an unforgettable man. I always enjoyed bragging on the fact that he was an Oilers’ football player and he was married to my cousin! Give Normanique and your children and grandchildren my prayers.

  • July 11, 2020 Reply
    Betty Clayton

    Sorry to hear about Avon. I want you and the children to know that I “LOVE” you all. Just remember, God knows best.

    Love, Aunt Betty

  • July 13, 2020 Reply
    Ms Joyce Brown Johnson

    Hi Niece: I had made a typo when I sent the first message, so I had to start over. I was saying that you have my deepest sympathy in the loss of Avon. You are in my prayers. I shall never forget when Tutti was ill how you visited him on a regular basis. That meant so much to me. I love you! Take care and be safe. Aunt Joyce and family ❤️❤️

  • July 15, 2020 Reply
    Ed Walker

    Big Man… You was one of the best man I personal ever meet. I would come by your office at Westbury to just sit down and talk to you. Big Man you are truly going to be miss. I can remember the time you took me to the side and told me to pull my pants up. Don’t be like the rest of the crowd. I have always kept that statement in my heart.
    Seem’s like just yesterday, you would be riding through the hallways on the golf cart making sure we were all in class. God is great. Thank for Avon Riley.

  • July 17, 2020 Reply
    Nathan Berjeaux

    Mr. Riley was a man I looked up to. He showed me the right way when I was going the wrong way. We had conversations about what I wanted to achieve in life. He was there for a lot of us when we needed him. He was a great human being and a wonderful mentor. Big Man, you will truly be missed.

  • July 17, 2020 Reply
    Sheryl McIver Jones

    Rest in Peace Avon! Will always remember the great times during our high school days at Savannah High (Go Blue Jackets!!) and how you excelled in football, basketball & track. A great athlete and a gentle giant…touches my heart to see how you gave back with your time and energy with young people. See you later on the other side my friend…Peace & Blessings to family, friends & loved ones..

  • July 28, 2020 Reply
    Shirley Mackey-Crim

    “Baby”, I still can not. believe that you are gone away from us. The love you have shown to your love ones and family will truly be missed. Your zest for life will never be forgotten, your affection will always be remembered. The compassion and the sympathy that you had for others will always fill the heart. The Loyalty you gave with constant support for institution and team will always get you praise. The encouragement that you so kindly gave to others will always echo in their ears. Your articulate manner will always be spoken by many. The Respect that you gave to the drunk on the corner shows that everyone should be treated with dignity. For all these virtues, you’ll be loved forever. Rest in peace my brother; love you dearly, your sister Shirley.

  • July 28, 2020 Reply
    Shirley Mackey-Crim

    I lay awake at night with you on my mind, just can’t believe that you are gone. But, still want people to know who you were! The love that you shown to your love one and family will truly be missed. Your zest for life will never be forgotten; your affectionate smile will always be remembered. The compassion and sympathy that you had for others will always fill the heart. The loyalty you gave with constant support for institution and team will echo in their ears. While your articulate manner will be spoke by many.. The respect that you gave to the drunk on the corner shows that everyone should be treated with dignity. For all of these virtues; you’ll always be loved. Rest in peace love, your sister Shirley.

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