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Funeral Service

New Bethel Baptist Church
Monday October 10th, 2016

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Bessie Mae Rivers

Bessie M. Rivers-Funeral service will be held on Monday October 10, 2016, at 11 am, at New Bethel Baptist Church, for Mrs. Bessie Mae Rivers, 78, Youngstown, who departed this life on Monday, October 3, 2016, In University Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. Mrs. Rivers was born October 23, 1937, in Eufaula, Alabama, a daughter of Henry and Annie B. McElroy Brutley.

She was a Certified Nursing Assistant. Her first husband, J.W. Gibbs, whom she married October 26,1952, Died May 5, 2004, and her second husband, Samuel Rivers, whom she married March, 1968, died, July, 1994. Mrs. Rivers was a former member of Tabernacle Baptist Church, where she served on the usher board and sang in the choir. She is currently a member of New Bethel Baptist Church where she was serving as an usher.

She leaves her children: James (Ethel) Gibbs, Marilyn (Kevin) King, of Youngstown, Jeanette (Eugene) Burford, III, of Columbus, Ohio Sheila G. Wilson, of Houston, TX, twins, Rita (Aldrick) Gore of Pinkerington,Oh., and Ricky Gibbs of Youngstown and Robert "Tony" (Stephanie) Gibbs of Canton, Sisters; Inda Bell Griffin, of Eufaula, Al., Louise Powell, of Birmingham, Al., a brother: Walter Brutley, Boston, MA.; 12 grandchildren, 32 gerat-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers, Henry and Tommie Brutley, and 2 sisters JoAnn Thomas and Mary Ruth Williams. 
Friends may call from 10 am to 11 am at the church. 


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A SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent on October 8, 2016

Rita & Family, Who can find a virtuous woman Give her the fruits of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates. Proverbs 31: 10, 31 Love, Ree

Expression of Sympathy Oct 8 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Bessie Rivers

Fran Oct 7 2016 12:00 AM

Bessie may our Lord's Angels hold you and carry you joyfully back home to HE. As well our Lord Jesus lay hands of healing and strength on those of your love ones to be filled with Love, Healing and PEACE know that you are OK at home.
God Bless Each & All-

Fran Oct 7 2016 12:00 AM

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A SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent on October 7, 2016

We are sorry for your loss. With deepest sympathy. Karen, Angela, and Delita.

Expression of Sympathy Oct 7 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Bessie Rivers

F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home, Inc. Oct 6 2016 12:00 AM