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Riley Lane Moody, 21, embodied positivity, love and light

Riley Lane Moody
Riley Lane Moody

WILMINGTON — Riley Lane Moody, 21, our angel on earth, received her wings that carried her to her next journey in life on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017.

Riley is survived by a very loving extended family. Her parents, Kathryn and William O’Reilly and Douglas Moody (Kay); sister, Clara Moody; grandparents, Helene Engdahl, William and Delaine Hanna, Shelly Baker, Rex and Carol Stegall and Bill and Catha O’Reilly; great-grandmothers, Beverly Baker, Anita Sage and Sheila Stegall; great-aunts, Robin Chase (J.T.), Betsy Baker, Lee Baker, Dawn Kent (Gary) and Jolie Mason; great-uncles, Grant Baker and Jon Engdahl; aunts, Summer Baker, Katherine Baker, Cherise Gaydon (Dan), Debbie Lubarski (Dave), Barbara Keller and Christine Toom; uncles, Jon O’Reilly, Dan O’Reilly (Yahisa) and Jamison Toom; cousins, Megan, Jake, Hayden, Dylan, Kelsey, Justin, Donald, Brenna, Zack, Josh, Caroline, Kinsley, Kalyn, Ryan, Jeremiah, M.J., Keira, Sean and Liam; Liz Page, whom Riley loved like an aunt; and her very large AADC family throughout the world.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Bradley Hayden Baker; uncle, Jon Ray Baker; and aunt, Diane Corbin, whom we know were there, with open arms, when she took her first steps into heaven.

Riley brought so much love and happiness to this family, especially her mother. Riley’s incredible smile and laughter will be missed tremendously. Her life was profoundly beautiful. Positivity, love and light was all she knew. Riley was not only her mother’s daughter, but her best friend, her soul mate, the love of her life, her everything. This was God’s plan to intertwine these two souls and all could witness the magical beauty between a mother and her daughter. Riley Lane, our steel magnolia, we truly miss you with every tear drop that falls and with every breath we take. You run along now, beautiful, and know that every shooting star we see is you dancing in heaven. Until we meet again sweet girl, we will love and cherish you always, Pooh Bear.

A celebration of life service will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, at Andrews Mortuary Valley Chapel.

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