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Funeral Service

Phillips Chapel Church of God in Christ
Saturday December 4th, 2021

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Phillips Chapel Church of God in Christ
Saturday December 4th, 2021
9:00am - 10:00am

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Tod Homestead Cemetery
Saturday December 4th, 2021

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Mother Ethel Mae Rivers

Ms. Ethel Mae Rivers, 81, of Youngstown, transitioned this earthly life and was greeted by the angels to receive her heavenly reward on November 24,2021 at Mercy Health St Elizabeth Boardman Health Center surrounded by her family.

Ethel was born May 20, 1940 in Birmingham , Alabama a daughter of Ida Mae & James Edward Rivers in her early age came to Youngstown.

She attended East High School, was an homemaker, and loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She accepted Christ at an early age and joined the Phillips Chapel Church of God in Christ in April 1970 and served on the senior usher board and cleaning the church until she got older, she enjoyed going to church and worshiping the Lord. Ethel believed in winning souls for Christ .

She leave to cherish her memories, her children, Luther, Nathaniel, Regina and Maurice Rivers and Justine Spann all of Youngstown; two daughter-in-law‘s, Bonita Tensley and Alesha Bowman Rivers; two son-in-laws, Gary Spann and Jamie Gibson; 19 grand children, 19 great grandchildren, her sister, Evelyn Wilson of Toledo,OH, and a host of nieces and nephews and other family and friends who loved her dearly.

She proceeds in her death by her parents; a twin brother who died at birth; her sisters, Rosie Johnson Betty Jean Rivers and Patricia Rivers; a brother in law, Robert Wilson; two grand children Robert Spann and Danisha Braxton and two great grand children.

A Homegoing Celebration Service of a wonderful life will be 10:00 a.m Saturday, December 4, 2021 at Phillips Chapel Church of God in Christ 3903 Jacobs Road S.E. Hubbard, Ohio 44425, the family will receive guest from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m Saturday at the church. Interment to follow at Tod Homestead Cemetery.

Please follow CDC guidelines (6 foot rule) of social distancing and wearing your mask over your mouth and nose.

F. D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home, Inc., has been given the honor to serve the family during this difficult time of bereavement.

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Karen Mabone Dec 3 2021 9:08 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ethel Rivers

Kimberly Trice Dec 2 2021 10:30 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Ethel Rivers

Buffy Hudson Dec 1 2021 11:32 AM