Darius Javon Cortez Riley was born January 5, 1996 to the parentage of Varncheria Napier and Felix Riley Jr.
At an early age, he was baptized at Greater Union Baptist Church, than later became a member of New Hope Baptist Church. As a young adult, he joined Church of God by Faith in Roberta, Georgia, where he finalized his chapter of life. He was a 2014 Perry High School graduate. Darius loved football, basketball, and family time including spending time with his daughter. He was a true entertainer when it came to his family and loved to cook for them. After meeting Jamel, she restored him back to his first love of going to the racetrack, as he always did with his dad and brother. He loved to entertain his nieces and nephews.
Darius and his fiancée Jamel Akine were engaged to get married the next day at Church of God by Faith in Roberta, Georgia on July 29, 2021. They will meet again.
On Wednesday, July 28, 2021, Darius Javon Cortez Riley, transitioned his earthly life for and eternal life to be with his Personal Lord and Savior.
Darius is leaving behind to cherish his memories his fiancée, Jamel Akine; his mother and step father: Antonio & Varncheria Napier and father and step mother: Felix Riley Jr. & Yvonne Riley; his daughter, Jaloni Nevaeh Riley, J’mez Akine, and Jordyn Whitehead; his siblings: Austin (Ebony) Brown, Toney Shae (AT) Thomas, Kristy Harris, Shaquille Gaines, Denzel (Kim) Rutledge, Aiekelay Napier, Arianna Riley and LaDarius French; his mother-in-law, Yolanda Harris Thomas; sisters-in-law: Shareeka Harris and Daria Harris; brothers-in-law: Jimmie Akine and Gavin Akine; grandparents: Annie Pearl Adkison and Camilla Riley; uncles and aunts: Larzarnia Adkison, Eric (Tracey) Adkison, Kila (Amery) Boyd, Jared (Lisa) Adkison, Robert (Diane) Napier, Jessica Knight, Johnathan (Gwen) Napier, Solomon (Cassandra) Barrett, Latonia Barrett, Emma Jean Owens, Alice (Eddie B) Radford, Bruce Riley, Arch Riley, Regina (Darryl) Holmes, Carolyn (Kevin) Ross, Debra Alford, Vashti (Darron) Anderson, Janet Stripling, Anthony Riley, Quincey Riley, Hector Riley, Ira Alford, Mattie Lester, Andrew (Evelyn) Adkison, Annie Alford, Ruby Dennis, Gwendolyn (Van) Cheatham, Shirley Jackson, and Tracy (Diane) Adkison; several God mothers: Arzilla Tarrant, Debra Brown, Gail Felder, Twila Durham, Joann Wimberly, Lavelle King, and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Proceeding him in death, his grandparents: Felix Riley Sr. (Velma Riley), Joseph Adkison, and Rosa Lee Barrett; brother, Joseph Chevalier Adkison; cousin, LaShundra Adkison; aunts, Kathy Haslem, Jackie Jones, Pamela Felder and Gail Riley; and a friend brother, Meytte Parker.
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