Lola Lee (Davidson) Riley June 22, 1937 ~ June 2, 2019 (age 81)


ola Lee Riley went to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 2, 2019, at 4:11 AM, at Harrisburg Medical Center.

Lola was born June 22, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois to Raymond and Helen Davidson. She and her family moved to Carrier Mills when she was eight years old. Lola married Charles William Riley on September 17, 1955. They enjoyed selling real estate and owned Riley’s Used Furniture in their later years, where her grandchildren spent many happy hours. She also treasured the years spent as a pastor’s wife, pianist and Sunday School teacher. She was an avid reader and loved crossword puzzles. She was classy…and a bit sassy! She touched many lives and will be deeply missed.

Lola was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She is survived by her three children, daughter, Joni Pulliam and husband Don of Harrisburg; daughter, Connie Young and husband Michael of Carbondale; son Charles Steven Riley and wife Vinita of Harrisburg. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Tiffany Horn and husband Jason of Haubstadt, Indiana; Jordana Scher and husband Ricky of College Station, Texas; Nicole Young-Cline and husband Jeff of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Candice Newman and husband Dusty of Anna; Boston Riley and wife Adrian of Harrisburg; Carson Riley and wife Alyssa of Harrisburg; and Brooke Reeves of Stonefort. She was blessed by sixteen great-grandchildren, Jaci Paige and Kendon Horn; Holden and Henry Scher, Colton and Capri Cline; Camryn Kelley, Cain Michael Kelley, and Dustee Brooke Newman; Reagan, Gavin, and Brooklyn Riley; Cayson and Charli Jo Riley; and Mackenzie and Maddox Reeves. She is also survived by brothers-in-law – Terry Rueffer of Anna and Dennis Arnold of Texas; cousins, Bill Murphy and wife Judy of Carrier Mills; and nephew Tony Arnold and wife Aimee of Omaha, Nebraska.

Lola was preceded in death by her husband, Charles; her parents, Raymond and Helen Davidson; and two sisters, Nina Rae Arnold and Kasey Davison Rueffer.

Funeral services for Lola Lee Riley will be held at 11 AM, Friday, June 7, 2019 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg. Rev. Biff Moore will officiate and burial will follow in Sunset Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10 AM to 11 AM, Friday, June 7, 2019 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg. Condolences may be left for the family at the obituary page at


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