Para Jolene (Smith) Risko, age 60 of Lawrenceville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, February 4, 2018. She is survived by her loving spouse, Michael Anthony Risko, Jr. Visitation will be held at St. Marguarite D'Youville Catholic Church, Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 9:30 am and a service at 10:00 am. Interment to follow at St. Margaret's Cemetery, in the Oakwood Cemetery Section, Upper Wetumpka Rd, Montgomery, AL. Wages and Sons Gwinnett Chapel handled all arrangements, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30046. 770-277-4550. Online condolences can be expressed at

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  1. I will miss you so much, dear friend, your smile, your laugh and especially your great heart. My thoughts and prayers are with Michael Jr,, Michael III and Paul. To the boys, your mother was a gift to us all. May the wonderful memories you have sustain you. May God bless you and give you strength, now and always.

  2. My condolences to Michael, Jr., Michael II and Paul. Para Jolene was an Angel from Heaven that loved everyone. She suffered and endured much for your sake and is now reaping the rewards of eternal life. May the Lord give you His grace for this time of mourning. With Love, Eileen

  3. Jolene thanks for being my crazy side kick threw out High School. And then to be my maid of honor at our wedding. No greater friend could I find. I’m so glad we found each other after all this time and were able to pick up our friendship and be there once again. My friend may you rest now in the arms of Jesus

  4. I got to know Para when we worked next door to each other on Howell St. in Duluth. I enjoyed so many conversations with her and getting to know her and considered her a good friend. I visited with her after I retired but lost touch when they moved to the new building. She loved her sons so much and talked about them a lot. I had some tough times during my last weeks before retiring and she was a blessing with her calm and understanding advice. She suffered so much for such
    a long time yet never complained. She was one of the strongest people that I have ever known. She is definitely someone that I will never forget!!!

  5. Sorry for your lost. Please find comfort in God’s word. John 5:28,29, “Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, and those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment.”

  6. Acts 24:15 helps us to appreciate that there will be a ressurection and we will be reunited with our dead loved ones again my thoughts and prayers are with your family

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