Reverend Amanda DeAnn Riley, 52, from Lake City, Arkansas passed away during a Carnival Cruise Line Carnival Conquest Caribbean cruise with her husband Reverend Terry Riley three days before the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse on Tuesday, September 13, 2016.
Reverend Riley was on a 7-night Caribbean cruise to Mahogany Bay, Belize and Cozumel Mexico which embarked from New Orleans, Louisiana on August 31, 2016 and returned on September 7, 2016.
According to her daughter Amberly Jones , “She was on the deck of the cruise ship watching the moon and ocean as she slipped away. ”
Amanda resided in Lake City for over 30 years after coming from Jonesboro, Arkansas. Amanda was a Founder of the Southern Delta Church of Wicca-ATC. According to Facebook records, the church has 234 members.
Amanda had a significant role in the church which included: teaching, counseling, and also heading up the Women’s Mysteries. She was the head Crone and was the High Priestess. Amanda was ordained in 1993 by the Aquarian Tabernacle Church.