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Laken Hope Riley

January 10, 2002 — February 22, 2024


Laken Hope Riley passed away on Thursday, February 22, 2024 at the age of 22 years old. She was born in Marietta, GA to Allyson Phillips, of Woodstock, and William Jason Riley, of Buford, on January 10, 2002. 

Laken loved nursing and caring for others, this passion led her to attend the University of Georgia and then later begin a nursing program at the Augusta Medical College’s campus in Athens. She was a member of the AXO Sorority at the University of Georgia and loved all of her Sisters and friends. Laken was an active part of AXO and was a kindhearted addition to the Sorority. Laken’s adoration for caring went beyond her goal of becoming a nurse and allowed her to be an extraordinary nanny for two young children. Her smile was extremely infectious, and she spread joy to others everywhere she went.

 She was devoted to serving the Lord. She was always involved with church, Woodstock City Church and Watkinsville First Baptist Church. Her love for spreading God’s word led her to attend mission trips through the church. Her love for the Lord was exemplified in every aspect of her life.

 Laken was an amazing daughter, sister, friend and an overall extraordinary person. She will be missed every day, but we promise to honor her life moving forward in a very big way. 

 Laken is preceded in death by her grandfather, Bill Riley, and her aunt, Jennifer. 

 She is survived by her Mother Allyson Phillips; Father John Phillips; Father, Jason Riley; sisters, Lauren Phillps and Kaley Riley; brother, Jackson Riley; maternal grandparents, Gale and Brooks Blair; paternal grandmother, Brenda Riley, as well as Terry and Mary Phillips.

 A visitation will be held at Woodstock City Church from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm on Friday, March 1, 2024.

Services to honor the life of Laken Hope Riley will be Friday, March 1, 2024 beginning at 2:00 pm at Woodstock City Church with pastor, Samer Massad, officiating. 

 The family would like to thank everyone for their kind gestures of love during this difficult time. Poole Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Woodstock is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations to Lakens Gofundme account with all proceeds going towards starting the Laken Hope Riley foundation which will be used to drive homicide awareness and safety for women:

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