Samuel LaFrenzo Riley Jr.
Canton/Asheville – Samuel LaFrenzo Riley, Jr. age 37, was born on March 20, 1978 and passed away on March 28, 2015. Samuel was the son of Samuel LaFrenzo Riley, Sr. and Mary Ann Riley. He graduated from Erwin High School and majored in art at Brevard College in Brevard, NC. He will always be remembered for being a wonderful artist who loved to paint. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his grandmother, Earlie Mae Riley; sisters, Cynthia Elaine Riley Scurry (Alex) of Washington, DC and Kimberly Ann Riley of Phoenix, AZ; a brother, James Edward Camel Arrington of Asheville; one niece, Elizabeth Chelsea Fozard; two nephews, Travis Antoine Durham, Jr., and Jakobe Donovan Summey and several aunts and uncles. Funeral services will held at 11:00 am Thursday, April 9, 2015 at Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church in Asheville. The family will be receiving friends at the church one hour prior to the service. Funeral services will also be held on Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at the Full Gospel Holiness Church in Canton. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service. He will be laid to rest at Freedom Christian Church Cemetery in Marshall. Crawford / Ray is honored to be caring for the Riley family