We Will Miss You, Riley Jackson Webb

Dearest friends of the Front Porch,
I’m so sorry to have to post this for those of you who have not yet heard, but our beloved Riley Webb died yesterday in Columbus, Ohio of some kind of congenital heart failure. It’s unreal, but true. My heart is broken for Riley, for his heartbroken Mom and Dad, Donna and Kevan, and for the love of his life, Jess Hughes. Right now, I’m focusing my attention on the gift of Riley, whom we will celebrate at a memorial service at a time to be announced. His time with us on the porch was beautiful and transforming. Please pray for Donna and Kevan and Jess. May the indomitable, exuberant, life-affirming, people-loving spirit of Riley bring us more hope, faith, and love. 

Riley Jackson Webb, after graduation from Fredericksburg High School

3 Responses to We Will Miss You, Riley Jackson Webb

  1. Liz Brookshire says:

    Kevan and Donna – I am heart-broken for both of you. This is terrible news. Your family will be in our prayers.

  2. Elisabeth Hardin says:

    I am so sad to hear about Riley’s passing. It simply cannot be true. I was lucky to know Riley since he and my daughter went to school together in Fredericksburg. I will never forget his gentle nature, his smile, his kindness and his genuine personality. He truly was an angel that God sent to this earth. My prayers are with his parents, family and friends.
    Lisa, Cosima’s mom.

  3. Allissa Marie says:

    Dear Kevan, Donna, Jess and Stephen,

    I only learned of Riley’s sudden departure from this plane a few days ago.

    I have been without words, and deeply stunned.

    My heart and my prayers are with you all — and the many other beloved souls close to Riley.

    Riley’s time on this plane was spectacular and IS everlasting.

    I am so very grateful to have known Riley. He was one of the first people who reflected unconditional welcome to me when I first emerged from a prolonged isolation and discovered community at All Saints and Pub Church.

    I doubt he realized how meaningful his receptive welcome of me was for me, but it was life-changing. I found him to be so very unique and generous with Spirit. I tended to stumble over the idea that he was so young because he seemed ageless, and able to meet anyone of any age or background precisely where they were.

    Please know that I am holding you: Kevan, Donna, Jess, Stephan, grandparents, extended family, friends, and all the countless lives that Riley touched, in my heart.

    My deepest and most sincere condolences,

    With love. heavy heart, and immeasurable appreciation for being touched by Riley’s time on this plane,
    Allissa Marie Chambers

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