Kerri Riles, 46, of Columbus, GA passed away peacefully in her home, Sunday, June 03, 2018. A funeral service will be held at Vance-Brooks Funeral Home, 4048 Macon Road, Columbus, GA on Thursday, June 07, 2018 beginning at 1:00 P.M. EST. The interment will conclude the service at Parkhill Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday, June 06, 2018 at Vance-Brooks Funeral home from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.
Kerri Riles was born May 6, 1972 in Columbus, Ga to the parents of William Bragg and Mary Ellen Ridley. She was an active church member at The Church of Columbus. Kerri enjoyed playing golf and loved to travel. Kerri is an inspiration to everyone that not only knew her but knew of her. Her diagnosis of multiple myeloma came as a shock in April 2016. She has fought hard these last two years. In the days, months and years to come please do not feel sorry for her. She is far more blessed than any of us. She was able to experience special moments with many and made memories for herself and for us. Through this journey she never gave up! She believed with all that she is that God would heal her! While our earthly bodies prayed for her to be with us God wanted her more and gave her Healing as eternal life with Him. Kerri’s name is written in the Lambs Book of Life. She has been united with her Father in Heaven. Through her life she was a devoted wife, mother, sister, daughter, aunt, friend and yes a grandmother. Oh how those babies made her smile. Kerri is a miracle!
Other than her parents, survivors include her loving husband of five years, Mark Riles; daughter, Brianna Helms and husband Brandon of Phenix City, AL; sons, Blake Thompson of Phenix City, AL, Tyler Riles of Columbus, GA and Brandon Riles and wife Duda of Lake Jackson, TX; sister, Kim Phillips and husband Chris of Cataula, GA; brother, Brian Bragg and wife Nicole of Phenix City, AL; grandchildren, John Luke Helms, Mark Riles Jirik and Wyatt Ross Riles; nieces and nephews Colt Boyette, Kyndall Boyette, Natalee Bragg and Emilee Bragg and her loyal and beloved dogs, Reesey and Zoey.