November 21, 1927 - November 15, 2021
Jessie “Ruth” D’Angelo Riley, 93, of Summerville, SC, a retired business owner and hairstylist and the wife of the late Bryant E. Riley, married 28 years, passed away on Monday, November 15, 2021. She was born on November 21st, 1927, in Bamberg, SC to the late James and Viola Rush. After their deaths at a young age, she and her 2 brothers and 4 sisters were raised by their special aunt, Lalla Folk, in Olar, SC. Apart from her parents, aunt, and husband, Ruth was preceded in death by her first husband, Pat D’Angelo; her son, Patrick D’Angelo; and 2 brothers and 3 sisters: J. W. Rush, Leighton Rush, Lillian Otto, Lucille Mitchum, and Elizabeth Rush. She is survived by 1 sister, Nettie Davis of Manchester, MD; her 2 daughters, Maria Williams (Dempsey) and Sharon Bishop; and her son, Kevin Riley (Kasey). In addition, she is survived by the following special grandchildren: Sophia Williams, Nicholas Infinger, Ryan Infinger, Brett Riley, Noah Riley, and Zach Riley. She is also survived by numerous special nieces and nephews. Ruth graduated from Olar High School in Olar, SC then moved to Charleston, SC. She worked and put herself through The Richard Hendler Hair Design Center in June 1961 and became a hair stylist. She worked at Belk in South Windermere as a hair stylist for 5 years. In 1966, she opened her own business, D’Angelo Beauty Salon, which she operated and worked in until she was 90 years. Ruth loved running her own business and styling hair and did so for over 57 years. But, most of all she loved all the life-long friends she met in her beauty shop. In addition to working in her salon, Ruth enjoyed cooking, reading, working in her yard, planting a garden each year, and spending time with family and friends. She especially enjoyed cooking big Sunday dinners for her family and having gatherings during the holidays. She was an excellent cook and gardener. She and her husband loved to boil peanuts and put-up their garden vegetables. She was very good at gardening and could make anything grow successfully due to her green thumb. She loved to be surrounded by family and friends. She was always everyone’s “favorite” whether referring to her as aunt, friend, patient, mother-in-law, hair stylist, etc. She was a special mother, friend, and person. She was so loved and will be missed terribly by her family and friends. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff, nurses, and nursing assistants at the Lowcountry Community Hospice House who provided such compassionate and loving care the last 3.5 months of her life. The family will receive friends and family at James A. Dyal Funeral Home, 303 South Main Street, Summerville, SC 29483 on Saturday, 11/20 from 6-8PM. A funeral service will be held at James A. Dyal Chapel on Sunday, 11/21 at 1PM. Burial will follow at Cypress United Methodist Church Cemetery, 256 County Rd S-18-182, Ridgeville, SC 29472. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lowcountry Community Hospice House, Agape Care, 374 Myers Road Summerville, SC 29486 or Dorchester Paws, 136 4 Paws Ln, Summerville, SC 29483. A memorial message may be written to the family by visiting our website at www.jamesadyal.com. ARRANGEMENTS BY JAMES A. DYAL FUNERAL HOME, 303 SOUTH MAIN STREET, SUMMERVILLE, SC 29483 (843)873-4040.
Jessie “Ruth” D’Angelo Riley, 93, of Summerville, SC, a retired business owner and hairstylist and the wife of the late Bryant E. Riley, married 28 years, passed away on Monday, November 15, 2021. She was born on November 21st,... View Obituary & Service Information
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