Sarah Riley Rich

Sept. 3, 1925 - June 12, 2019

Services for Sarah Riley Rich, 93, of Waco, will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, June 17, 2019 in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Gann Cemetery in Lufkin. Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m., until service time.

Mrs. Rich was born September 3, 1925, in Lufkin, Texas, the daughter of the late Ora Lee (Pate) and William Riley. She passed away Thursday, June 12, 2019 in Waco.

Survivors include her sons, Elton Ray Rich and Rodney Rich and wife, Rebecca; grandsons, Bob Rich and wife, Alison, and Brian Rich and wife, Alissa; granddaughter, Amber Martinez and husband, Roy; great-grandchildren, Zach and Zoe Rich and Sara, Elizabeth and Maggie Martinez; step-grandchildren, Michael Brummett and wife, Amy, and Chris Brummett and wife, Tiffany; eight step great-grandchildren; brothers, Jeff Riley and Jim Riley and wife, Chris; and a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Rich was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Elton Rich; son, Donald Rich; daughter, Diane Rich; sisters, Theda Wilson and Jane Higbee; and brothers, Joe Riley and Hoyt Riley.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Riley, Jimmy Riley, Bill Riley, Mark Riley, Steve Riley and Ryan McGary.

Condolences may be offered at

Services have been placed in the trust of:

Gipson Funeral Home

1515 S Chestnut St.

Lufkin, TX 75901

(936) 634-4411

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My prayers and sympathy are extended to the family and loved ones of Mrs. Rich. Keep your faith in the resurrection promised at John 5:28, 29. Soon God will put an end to all sickness, sorrow and pain. He will also do away with our enemy death as promised at 1 Corinthians 15:26. Pray for God's kingdom to come as Jesus taught us to do. Please be comforted by the words expressed at Revelation 21:3, 4. Remember: God keeps His promises and it is impossible for God to lie!

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