Debbie Ann Riley

Debbie Riley obit picOn July 15, Debbie Ann Riley, 57, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend, peacefully went to be with our Heavenly Father after a hard-fought battle against cancer. She was surrounded by her husband, children, and family at her home in McAllen, Texas, when the Lord called her home. Born to Kenneth and Mildred Norton of Pawnee, TX, July 10, 1959. Debbie graduated from Robstown High School in 1978 and married Larry C. Riley of Calallen, TX, in 1983. Debbie and Larry raised four wonderful children in McAllen. Debbie retired from the McAllen Independent School District in 2015 after 23 years of dedicated service. Debbie was a devoted and loving wife,mother, daughter, sister, grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, family, and friends. She could often be found playing hymns on her piano or gardening. Wherever she went, joy and love followed. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.  Debbie is survived by her husband, Larry Riley, of McAllen; daughter Cynder McAnear, son-in-law Don McAnear and grandson Houston McAnear of Waco, TX; daughter Nikki Barker, son-in-law Jason Barker, grandsons Logan and Landen Barker, and granddaughter Kendall Barker of McAllen; sons Blaine and Jake Riley of McAllen; parents Kenneth and Mildred Norton of Pawnee; sister Roxann Wheatley of Calallen; as well as numerous relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held Tuesday July 19, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Sawyer-George Funeral Home, 12497 Leopard St, Corpus Christi, TX. Funeral service will be held Wednesday July 20th, at 10:30 a.m. at  Pawnee United Methodist Church on FM 798 and Highway 72 in Pawnee with burial to follow at Pawnee Cemetery, 15241 Texas 72 in Kenedy, TX.

Don McAnear, Jason Barker, Robert Riley, Austin Riley, Brandon Wheatley, Robert George, and Roger Schultz will serve as pallbearers for Debbie’s services