Riley Christian

Riley Christian

Friday, September 1st, 1961 - Wednesday, February 19th, 2020
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Riley Christian, 58, of Atkins, passed away Wednesday, February 19, 2020, at UAMS in Little Rock. He was born September 1, 1961, in Dallas, Texas. He was a lifelong funeral director and embalmer and served the past 18 years at Lemley Funeral Service. He was formerly a poultry farmer with Wayne Farms and owner of Christian’s Mortuary Service in Dallas. He was baptized in the Pentecostal faith.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Wanda Tennison and step-father, Forrest Tennison; and a daughter, Cassie Christian.

He is survived by his wife, Darlene Christian; 4 daughters, Shea and Jeremy Ellis, Chastity and Charley Jewett, Courtney Christian, and Carrie Biggs; 2 brothers, Jackie Christian and Glen Tennison; and his father, Jimmie Christian.

Arrangements are private under the direction of Lemley Funeral Service of Atkins.

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Paul Newport

Posted at 09:19pm
Riley was such a good man and always had a smile even when he was sick. Prayers for Darlene and family

LeAnn Ennis

Posted at 01:12pm
Riley was a wonderful caring man. He helped me cope through the loss of my mom, mother-in-law, brother, and a dear friend. The way he made my family members look at their end of life was truly amazing. He had a special way of knowing just the right thing to say and when to give a pat or hug. He always had a ready smile for everyone. I am so sad to hear of his passing. I will truly miss seeing him and his big smile!!

Stella Minton

Posted at 09:36am
Riley took care of my Mom when she passed away. So kind and considerate. I will remember him with fondness

Anita Tilley

Posted at 12:14pm
I had the pleasure of working along side Riley for years. I saw first hand his compassion and care for all who came in to Lemley. He treated us all like treasured friends and family. He will be missed.

Crystal Watson

Posted at 11:03am
Riley was always so sweet and thoughtful. Helped me a lot when my husband passed away. Gonna miss talking to him and reading his comments on my Facebook page! Prayers for his family!

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