Mildred Kathleen Risley
Mildred Kathleen Risley
  • February 4, 1940 - November 8, 2017
  • Wilmington, North Carolina

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Mildred K. Risley, 77, of Wilmington, NC, went to be with the Lord on November 8, 2017.
She was born in Guilford County on February 4, 1940 to the late Clinton and Esther Fogleman.

Mildred worked as a Food and Beverage Manager. She loved to fish, gamble, and spend time with her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her daughter Karen Basinger. She is survived by her husband of 35 years, James Risley; father-in-law Carl Risley; son Rodney Foust and wife Sharon; daughters Sandy Jarrett and husband Ronnie, Gwyn Gray and husband Gene; Susan Croom; nine wonderful grandchildren and eleven beautiful great-grandchildren. Siblings, several nieces and nephews. All of whom she loved dearly.

A visitation will be held Friday, November 10, 2017 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Home.
A Funeral Service will be Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 1:00pm at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Home with Phillip Blackwelder officiating and Soloist Rhonda Allred.

Pallbearers: Rodney Foust, Wesley Jarrett, Hunter Croom, Travis Basinger, Trace Byrd, Frank Waters, Brian Burnett, Josh Jones, and Adam Pugh.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: The American Cancer Society, Winn-Dixie Hope Lodge. 2121 SW 16th St, Gainesville, FL 32608 or Lower Cape Fear Hospice of Wilmington.