Cover photo for Sondra Ann Riley's Obituary
Sondra Ann Riley Profile Photo
1941 Sondra 2020

Sondra Ann Riley

October 6, 1941 — November 9, 2020

DURHAM- Mrs. Sondra Ann Sumlin Riley, 79, passed away on Monday, November 9, 2020.

Mrs. Riley was born October 6, 1941 to Lester and Louise Sumlin in Durham, NC. She was a member of Plainview Baptist Church and the Redwood Ruritan Club.  She retired from Suntrust Bank as Manager of Return Operations. Sondra loved her church and enjoyed going on trips with them. She also enjoyed going to the beach. Sondra will be lovingly remembered by all who were blessed to have known her.

Mrs. Riley was preceded in death by her parents, Lester and Louise Sumlin; her husband, Thomas Wayne Riley, Sr.; and her daughter, Susan Lynn Riley.

Mrs. Riley is survived by her son, Thomas Wayne Riley, Jr. (Michelle) of Durham, NC; grandchildren, Cheyanne Riley, Colton Riley, Wyatt Riley, and Matthew Erexson.

A graveside service will be held at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 11, 2020. Officiating will be Reverend Doug Nalley.

Flowers are acceptable. Hudson Funeral Home will be observing social distancing for the funeral service and asks everyone in attendance to wear a mask for the duration of the service.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Sondra Ann Riley, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, November 11, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Oak Grove Memorial Gardens

3712 Cheek Rd, Durham, NC 27704

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 9

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree