Pastor Will Shelley has designated space within the church’s lower sanctuary, which will be used to house the memorial hall named in honor of my mom, Alberta G. Riley. Work has already begun, but in order to hold the dedication ceremony at The Well in December 2018, we need your help.
SAVING ALBERTA'S VISION!
Our Goals and How YOU Can Help:
FUNDS WILL BE USED TO PREPARE AND REPAIR SITE
• Walls must be repaired and painted
• Floors must be repaired and carpet must be installed
• Furniture such as tables and chairs must be purchased
• Kitchen has to be renovated, including plumbing work, shelving and appliances
• Memorial plaque must be purchased
Please DONATE TODAY and Share to help us build the Alberta G. Riley Fellowship Hall.
Back Story of an Angel
Anyone who has ever gotten to know Mother Alberta Riley, quickly discovered just how full of love and wisdom she was.
Despite being totally blind, Mother Riley was extremely strong, independent and deeply concerned about the well-being of others.
Her greatest passion was serving in her “telephone ministry” that she conducted, on a daily basis, from her modest home in Wilmington, Delaware.
She was deeply devoted to her calling as an elder and always ended every conversation with, “I love you more.” She truly lived by the words, “You Matter.”
Mother Riley worked for many years as a Psychiatric Attendant for the State of Delaware until her retirement due to health issues.
After losing her sight to a hereditary eye disease called Retinitis Pigmentosa, she had to learn how to make it through each day relying on her keen memory, a close network of trusted friends and family and her faith in God. She truly put her trust in Him every day!
(Mom is on the left - Age 15 years old)
One of 14 children, Mother Riley was a coalminer’s daughter, born in the mountains of West Virginia in the heart of Appalachia. She began working to help support herself and her family at the tender age of eight years old. No matter how great a challenge might have been, or how overwhelming the odds might have seemed, she always rose to the occasion and overcame everything with courage and grace.
On December 22, 2017, Mother Riley was called home to be with The Lord, just two days before Christmas Eve at the age of 80 years old. Although, we can never replace Mother Alberta Riley, we can save her vision for bringing people together in the spirit of love and fellowship.
Thank You for Donating to “Save Alberta’s Vision”!
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