After years of battling renal disease, Garfield (Gary) Leigh Riley, age 51, passed away peacefully at Emory Johns Creek hospital, with his beloved family at his side on Saturday, December 24th, 2016. Gary was born in Kingston, Jamaica on March 9th 1965, where he attended Meadowbrook High School. He attended Manatee Community College in Sarasota Florida where he studied information technology. Gary’s love for computers and technology led to jobs at Sears and CompUSA in Sarasota. Gary moved to Atlanta, GA where he continued working in IT for Leighton Technologies. Gary worshiped at First Atlanta Church of Atlanta in Atlanta, Ga. Gary is survived by his mother Cynthia Riley, his father Raphael Riley, step mother Carol Burton-Riley, his sister Suzette (Maurice) Thompson, his niece Ava, nephew Cameron Celebration of life for Gary will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday January 5th 2017, at First Baptist of Atlanta.

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  1. God Bless you parents Cindy and Raphael and sister Suzette on the loss of your son. And brother. Gary was one of the pillars of our close circle of friends. He lived his life as an example to all of us privileged to call him confidante and friend. His brave spirit endures. With all my love, Bridgette Ann-Marie

  2. We are so sorry for the loss. May the God of all comfort continue to be with you and your family during this time. We all look forward to a better future. A time when death will be no more-Rev 21:4. Our prayers are with our you.

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