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Ollie Riley A Life Well Lived


Ollie Riley

The Monroe area is mourning the death of Mrs. Ollie Little Riley, a beloved teacher and community leader who passed away on March 29, 2020, in Monroe, LA. Mrs. Ollie Little Riley 101, was born on October 22, 1918, to the late Malinda Brown and Early Little in Alto, LA. She was baptized at an early age at Morning Star Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend Ivory Jacobs.

She grew up and was educated in Oak Ridge, LA. She later moved to Ouachita Parish by way of Morehouse Parish in 1939. She met and married Jordan Riley. The two did not have any children of their own but cared for...

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