1988 Nicholas 2021

Nicholas "Nick" Oates

September 22, 1988 — November 17, 2021

Born on September 22nd, 1988, in Silver Spring, MD, he was the son of Michael Riley and Nadene Riley. He departed this life on Wednesday November 17th, 2021. Nicholas was affectionately known as “NO or Nick” to his close friends and family.

Nick was educated in Montgomery County Public Schools and graduated with honors receiving a full football & academic scholarship to Towson University.

While at Towson University, Nick, studied communications & criminal justice, but we all knew his true passion was on the football field. A true team player, Nick played cornerback, wide receiver, and safety. Off the field, Nick developed a brotherhood that would last for a lifetime.

Nick enjoyed spending time with his friends and family, meeting new friends, working out, tossing the football around, sharing new music, and sharing family stories. Did we mention football? Nick was a Washington Football Team fan. No matter where he was, he always made sure he had access to the football game even if that means bringing his laptop to work.

With his contagious energy, Nick was known to brighten everyone’s day. Whether it was a joke, kind text, or motivational speech, or funny meme. Nick believed in spreading love where he was. It’s safe to say, he has his mother’s heart. Nick was an experience. To know him is to love him. To know him is to feel safe around him.

He leaves to cherish their memories, his loving mother Nadine Riley, father, Michael Riley, sisters, Anastasia Oates, Chante Oates, Chantell Riley, brothers, Michael Oates, Akheem Riley, grandmother, Rona Piggott, and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, college teammates, and friends.

Nicholas was proceeded in death by his brother, Okheem Riley.

The family will receive friends on Monday, November 29, 2021 from 11:00am to 12:00pm  at the Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, Maryland 21702.  A Celebration of his life will follow at 12:00 pm. Elder Dion D. Davis will officiate.

Interment will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at StaufferFuneralHome.com.

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Monday, November 29, 2021

11:00am - 12:00pm (Eastern time)

Stauffer Funeral Home, Frederick

1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD 21702

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Celebration of Life

Monday, November 29, 2021

Starts at 12:00pm (Eastern time)

Stauffer Funeral Home, Frederick

1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD 21702

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