September 8, 1999 ~ April 11, 2019

Born in: Denver, CO
Resided in: Aurora, CO

Kyle Anthony Riley-Griffiths was born on September 8, 1999, in Denver, Colorado to his parents, Anthony Ronald Norman Griffiths and Kacey Jennifer Riley. He was the fifth of eleven children born in the family. He was raised surrounded by his brothers, Anthony, Andre, Khalil, Stevie, Sidney, and his sisters, Nichelle, Kazzie, Ashlee, Kyrah, and Si’Anna. As a child, he played video games, and practiced his dance moves. A fond memory of Kyle was that of him taking his nieces and nephews to Water World and they asked him to go on a large water ride with them. When they reached the top of the ride, Kyle looked down, said “nope” and walked all the way back down the stairs.

Kyle received his early education in Denver. He graduated from East High School in 2017. He furthered his education by attending Metro State College. He had aspirations of earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation.

Kyle was currently employed by FedEx as a Freight Handler. He was hard-working, dedicated, and worked well with his fellow co-workers and he didn’t mind lending a helping hand.

A young man of faith and belief, Kyle was a member of World Mission Society Church of God. He had been a member for over six years.

Kyle was a fun-loving person, who enjoyed life and those he encircled. In his free time, he enjoyed taking photos, working out, and dancing. His closest friends, Cameron Cook, Jordan Smith, and James Kemp will miss his laugh, his smile, and his big heart. He will be missed by all who were fortunate to know this kind and wonderful young man. To know Kyle was to love him.

Kyle Anthony Riley-Griffiths departed this life on April 11, 2019, in Aurora, Colorado. Those left to cherish his memory and mourn his loss include his mother, Kacey J. Riley (Stevie Palmer, Sr.); 5 brothers, Anthony F. (Kandis) Griffiths, Andre J. (Darilyn) Griffiths, Khalil M. Riley, Stevie D. Palmer Jr., Sidney S. Palmer; 5 sisters, Nichelle K. (Diallo) Griffiths-Anderson, Kazzie J. Riley-Griffiths, Ashlee B. Riley-Griffiths, Kyrah S. Riley, and Si’Anna S. Riley Palmer all of Denver, Colorado; his step sisters Breanna Palmer. Natasha Palmer, and Jayden Palmer Palmer all of Denver, Colorado; his grandparents, Janice (Stephen) Woolfolk of Denver and Steven E Riley of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and many friends.


Visitation: April 17, 2019 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Pipkin Braswell Chapel of Peace
6601 Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80220

(303) 996-0869

Celebration of Life: April 17, 2019 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Pipkin Braswell Chapel of Peace
6601 Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80220

(303) 996-0869

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  1. Kyle… You are not only my Son’s best friend/brother… But you are a Son to me. Very intelligent,handsome, outgoing, creative and talented. You are always so respectful and had wonderful manners. You guys always laughed and had a good time. I know God has his arms around you and there is no more hurting for you. I’m happy you always know we love you ..and that will never change. God rest your soul hunny. You will never be forgotten. My heart is broken… But I know you’re better now. Love you Always Son#3 …

  2. Kyle my love also like Camille said you were also my sons friend/brother. You were special to me because of your gorgeous smile and the big hugs you always had for me . I know you’re at peace now but those of us left here ….miss you terribly . You are loved and never forgotten. Love you son

  3. Kyle,
    So grateful your family here in Oklahoma, had a chance to spend time with you last year. We love you. Rest in peace.

    Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

    Matthew 11:28

  4. Kyle you will be missed. Had the pleasure of being around this man for a few years and he was easy going and well mannered and no matter what he always had a smile. Condolences go out to the Family and Loved Ones for this hard loss. Love You Bro. Rest Easy.

  5. To Family and Friends: Words cannot express the sorrow or pain this event demands. Please know that God and his Son knows how we feel and the effect such a loss has on us. More importantly, take comfort in knowing that Father will do something about this enemy “Death” and will bring conditions that insures our reuniting with our love ones in harmony with his will and purpose. Please read Isaiah 26:19 and Rev 21:3,4 and receive the comfort that only God can provide. Peace to all in the months to come. Visit to learn more as to what the bible really teaches about the hope for our love ones.

  6. Kyle,

    You will be missed my brother! It was a pleasure getting to know you inside and out. You never failed to make me laugh whenever I was around you. You were my first kid I took on to mentor at the boys and girls club and from there, something more than a friendship was created. I seen you as my little brother! My prayers and condolences go out to the entire family! Rest easy King, you will be missed….

  7. You smiling getting your mom a bottle for the baby. You with a skateboard. You and my kids playing videogames. You , my kids and Kassey dancing in the front yard. You and your bright smile, your light will forever be remembered and missed.

  8. Kyle, your one of my son’s (Shawn) friends. I had not seen you in a few years. You was always respectful and had a smile on your face when I would drop you off at your grandmother’s house. Your mom told me a few stories about how you where a big help to her n you was her best friend. Hopefully the CREW will learn to reach out when they need help. Show the people they love that you leaving to soon was not in vain. You will be MISSED. Rest in PEACE.

  9. I’m beside myself, I can’t believe this is real, I can’t believe you’re going. I’m not ready to say goodbye. My heart is so heavy, I don’t want to say goodbye. I love you so much little brother and I can’t believe I won’t ever see your smile again. I won’t ever get to talk and laugh with you. I won’t get to see you interact with the babies or watch as Mya climb on the couch to snuggle next to you. Why’d you have to leave us? I love you, I miss you and I really want you to back. I wish that I could call you and ask you to come over. 😭 But all we have now are the memories. While I love each memory we share, I would trade them all to see you again.

    I love you, I hope you’re resting easy now. I know you’re not suffering anymore. If you see dad up there in heaven, give him my love.

  10. Family
    I would like to take this time to express my personal condolences to the entire Family. We are truly sorry to hear about the recent passing of your dear Kyle. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends during this time of great sadness. For a moment we ask the family and friends to think back on all the fine memories that you shared with him. How these memories actually put a broad smile on your face. Yes we will greatly treasure these fine thoughts and moments that we had together. In all honesty, the memories are good, but we rather have them back among the living. During times like this, we often find ourselves asking many questions regarding our love ones. Question like, what really happens to a person when He die? Or if a person dies, can He live again? Did you know that the Bible answers both questions. As regards to a person when He dies, the Bible states at Ecclesiastes 9:5 that the living are conscience that they will die, but the dead are not conscience of anything. Also Psalm 146:4 states that the spirit goes out, he returns to the ground. So as the scriptures states, the person dies, He returns back to the dust of the ground. He no longer exist. But the scriptures also tells us that God has the powers to reverse the conditions that our love ones find themselves in. Yes they can stand up in life again. What do we base this promise on? From the following text that God provide as comfort for all grieving hearts. At John 5:28-29 God says that He would call to those in the grave, and that our love ones would hear His voice and stand up in life again. God wants all to have a clear understanding of this promise. The promise serves as a personal guarantee that billions of people will have their lives restored back to them. Many, who have fallen asleep in death would be reunited back with their family members and friends. Oh what comforting words these are to hear. So after reading these verses, do we see ourselves being reunited back with all of our family members and friends who have died? Do we have faith that such an arrangement could take place? If we are not sure, or our faith is lacking in this arrangement, then we can take steps to build it up. There are nine accounts in the Bible that speaks about the future resurrection blessing. Here is just one such example that all can gain comfort from. It is recorded at Acts 9:36-42. I truly hope that all may get a chance to see how the verses apply to Our loved one , and to billions of others who will benefit from this loving arrangement from God. The resurrection to life is a sure thing. May all remember that God has given us His personal promise that life will indeed be restore. As we have come to know, that it is impossible for God to lie. ( Titus 1:2)

  11. Gone too soon. Praying for all those you left behind. May God comfort during this difficult time.
    Alan and Berma Hicks

  12. No one can prepare you for a loss; While the loss of a loved one is never easy, even when anticipated, it is most certainly the hardest when they are taken from us too soon. Our deepest condolences on the loss of your son, may your beautiful memories sustain and bring comfort to the entire family during this difficult season. John 14 : 1-3 and Ecclesiastes 3 : 1-8.
    Know that the family is in our thoughts and prayers, We Love you all and God Bless You All
    Pastor Terrance and First Lady Natalie Hill and entire family of Trinity Temple Church of God in Christ.

  13. Kyle will always be remembered as a sweet talented and amazing young man. I remember when you first met my son and how you all instantly became the best of friends. As you all got older your friendship grew into a brotherhood and you all were always there for each other. You always had that great smile on your face no matter what and we will always remember how that smile warmed a room. You will be missed dearly. To the family, we all will continue to pray for your comfort during this difficult time.

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