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The caring and experienced professionals at Riley's Hampton Chapel Inc. are here to support you through this difficult time.  We offer a range of personalized services to suit your family’s wishes and requirements.  You can count on us to help you plan a personal, lasting tribute to your loved one.  And we’ll carefully guide you through the many decisions that must be made during this challenging time.

You are welcome to call us at any time of the day, any day of the week, for immediate assistance.  Or, visit our funeral home in person at your convenience.  We also provide a wealth of information here on our web site so you can learn more from the privacy of your own home.

Virginia Riley Priester

Virginia Riley Priester

Founder 1940-2015

1957 Graduate - (Honors) Fairfax Training School

1958 Graduate -(Honors) Eckels Mortuary College,Philadelphia, PA,                       

1972- Established Riley's Funeral Home Hampton Chapel 

Organizations and Memberships:

South Carolina Mortician's Association Inc., Fidelity Chapter #40 Order of Eastern Star, First  Female Coroner  for  the  State of South Carolina and Allendale County, Embalmer, First African American Female to serve on the South Carolina State Board of Funeral Service,  South Carolina Mortician's Association, Allendale County School Board, Rural Development Board (Allendale County),Neighborhood Service Center, Sons and Daughters of Job, Hampton,SC, Capers Lodge#4 Good Samaritans,Brunson,S.C.


Favorite quote:
"The things I have placed in my hands ,I no longer possess, but the things I  have placed in his hands I still maintain."

- Martin Luther
(paraphrased)


Vonda R. Priester-Orr

Vonda R. Priester-Orr

Licensed Funeral Director And embalmer

1989 Graduate of Allendale-Fairfax High School

1993 Graduate of Anderson University(Bachelors of Arts)Interior Design, Anderson South Carolina

1994  Honor Graduate of Gupton-Jones Mortuary College ( Pi Sigma Eta Embalmer's Fraternity,)Atlanta,Ga.

Member of NFDMA/SCMA

Third generation Funeral Director and Second Generation Female Embalmer

2014 Professional of the Year SCMA District 1

Current Vice Governor and Education Coordinator for SCMA District 1 

Epsilon Nu Delta Embalmer's Fraternity

100 Black Women of Funeral Service

Deaconess Greater Cherry Grove, DOC 

Organizations and Memberships:
Deaconess at Greater Cherry Grove DOC, Former Trustee of Greater Bethel A.M.E., Fairfax, South Carolina, Allendale County Coroner's Office (Fmr. Deputy Coroner, Allendale,SC, Fidelity Chapter #40 Order of Eastern Star, Allendale,South Carolina, Capers Lodge ,#4 Good Samaritans  Brunson, South Carolina,P.E.A.R.L.S, of Hampton ,SC,  


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