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Michael Judson Riley, a beloved husband, father, and grandfather, went to his eternal rest on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at his home. Michael was 60 years old. He was born on April 12, 1960 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Fate Riley and Ruth Moise Riley. He graduated from Johnson C. Lockett Elementary School, McDonogh 35 Senior High School, and attended the University of New Orleans.

He began his career of service as an orthopedic technician at East Jefferson Hospital. After realizing that wasn't his calling, he joined the New Orleans Police Department. Michael dedicated 32 ½ years of service to the people of New Orleans. Most of his career was spent in the 5th District. In 2015, Michael retired from NOPD as a detective in the White Collar Crime Bureau. After a very brief retirement, he became a Court Security Officer at the Eastern District of Louisiana, US District Court.

During both careers, Michael received numerous accolades and awards for his outstanding service to the community. In addition to having a successful career, he was an active member of different organizations in the community. He was a proud member of the Xavier University Preparatory School's Dad's Club, serving as the president of the club for numerous years. He was an active member of the Beau Brummell Club, Inc., serving as the Recording Secretary. Michael sang in the church choir and was an active member of the Men's Ministry at St. Raymond and St. Leo the Great Catholic Church. He was also an active mentor of the Boy Scout Troop #185 and the Fraternal Order of Police. He belonged to a Parliamentary Club in the Greater New Orleans area. Michael Riley will be remembered for his dedicated and loyal services to his family, his church, his community, and the New Orleans Police Department.

Anyone who knew Michael knew how much he loved and cherished his family. He was a loving and dedicated husband, father, and grandfather. Mourning his loss is his beloved and faithful wife of 30 years Deidre Keyes Riley; children Danielle Riley, Megan Riley, Melissa Riley, and Gabrielle Riley; his beloved granddaughters Dayanna and Da'Nay Garner, and McKinlee Heidelberg; siblings Theodore Riley (Anna), Carmen Riley Bazile (Gregory), LaVerne Riley Price (James), Harrison Riley, and Lawrence Riley (Yolanda); devoted Mother-in-law Brenda Lawless Keyes; brothers-in-law Charles Keyes (Angela); Todd Keyes; sister-in-law Stephanie Keyes Butler (Leon); god daughter Dhehir Kelly; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, and friends. Michael was preceded in death by his mother Ruth Moise Riley, his father Fate Riley, and his brother Vernon Riley.
Due to the government's social distancing guidelines, the family will have a private Mass of Christian Burial, however a public visitation will be held on Thursday, October 1, 2020 from 9:00 A.M.-10:30 A.M. at St. Raymond and St. Leo the Great Catholic Church on 2916 Paris Ave. New Orleans, Louisiana 70119. Rev. Father Anthony M. Bozeman, SSJ will be officiating the Mass.
Followed by a private burial at Mount Olivet Cemetery at 4000 Norman Mayer Ave. New Orleans, Louisiana 70122. MASKS ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND THE VISITATION, MASS, AND BURIAL. Arrangements by D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home. Please visit www.rhodesfuneral.com to sign the online guestbook, share memories, and send condolences to the family.