OBITUARY

Elizabeth Rivera

February 8, 1941August 18, 2020
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Elizabeth Rivera, age 79, peacefully fell asleep at home on August 18, 2020 surrounded by her four children, their spouses, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nephew. She married the love of her life Jose Rivera who proceeded her in death in 2012 after 55 happy years of marriage. Elizabeth is survived by her four children Maribel, Jose, Elizaida and Julie; loving mother in law to David, Annette, Gerardo and Michael. Doting grandmother of 6; Jessenia, Jovanny, Joel, Jonathan, Jonaiss, and Jalesse and their spouses Eddie, Kelly, Vianey and Kevin. Joyful great-grandmother of 9; Luna, Mia, Jacob, Devin, Aiden, Kaelyn, Cristina, Lilliana, and baby Josiah. Caring sister to 6 living siblings out of 12; Samuel, Hector, Moises, Benjamin, Neftali and Gloria. Elizabeth loved Jehovah God and was faithful and devoted in doing his will, that of preaching and teaching others about him and that of his son Jesus. She loved to read the bible and her bible based publications over and over again. She always sacrificed her needs for the good of her children, grandchildren, and all of her family, She would enjoy a good conversation and laugh over coffee with her children, family or friends. She loved the beautiful Island of Puerto Rico. She was an avid gardener with an incredible gift. Everything she touched would blossom even when there was no hope. She would name them and talk them back to health. She cultivated a beautiful colorful display of flowers in her Puerto Rico garden. She enjoyed watching her favorite bird, the hummingbirds feed right outside her bedroom window. She was a great cook and found purpose and delight in sharing her delicious cooking with her family and neighbors. She loved animals, crocheting, sewing and singing kingdom melodies and Spanish classic folk songs. She was such a loving and caring woman. Her life was a blessing. Her memory a treasure. She was loved beyond words and is missed beyond measure. She leaves nothing but beautiful memories and a void in our hearts. We trust and find comfort in Gods promise found in Psalms 147:3 "He heals the brokenhearted; He binds up their wounds." Your children, grandchildren, family and friends will wait patiently until you answer when Jehovah calls. (Job: 13-15, John 6:40)

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, August 22, 2020

  • Viewing

    Sunday, August 23, 2020

  • Burial

    Sunday, August 23, 2020

Memories

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Rosa Rivera

October 11, 2020

Elizabeth was a very special person. She always had a smile and a hug for everyone and always made us feel like family. The joy and appreciation she showed every time she was able to make it to meetings was heartfelt and contagious and we both grew to love her very very much. I miss her very much and I am grateful for having met her and grown to love her. Now we look forward to the day when Jehovah brings her back in perfect health. My heart and prayers are with you Maribel, Julie and the rest of the family.

Myrna Mendoza

September 24, 2020

I got a chance to know Elizabeth when visiting my wonderful Julie and my dearest nephew, Michael. It was always very delightful to see the zest that Elizabeth had for life. During my last visit, she explained to me the technique and the yarn color combinations she was using for each piece of work. To me, she was my "amiguita" and I will always remember her with profound affection and admiration. Truly, she was a most remarkable lady and someone who really knew how to live life with the utmost spiritual energy one can have at any given time. May our Heavenly Father bless Elizabeth's family and comfort them in knowing they had an awesome person in their life. True, unconditional love is eternal and doesn't know about time or distance! Love you my dear "amiguita"!

Onel Sosa

September 23, 2020

We were only with our dearest Sister Elizabeth for a short while, after were moved into the same Congregation in October of 2017. Yet this was long enough to grow a deep affection towards her. She was a great source of encouragement, as even with debilitating health problems, her love for Jehovah was so evident. Through it all I could feel her pain in more ways than one as I have too struggled with chronic illness and kidney disease, including needing dialysis treatment. It really pained me deeply and personally to witness how relentless such sickness can be. As when she was living, please know we are always here to lend a helping hand and a word of comfort. Though the pain will last a long time, please know we will also fondly remember her, and cannot wait to embrace her when she wakes. Meanwhile, while she rests in the safest place that exists, which is Jehovah's loving memory, we must continue in the fine fight. We continuously pray that Jehovah may sustain you and strengthen you when you need comfort, giving you his peace that surpasses al understanding.

Robert & Joan DeBello

September 20, 2020

Dear Family,
I am looking forward to seeing Elizabeth where we can enjoy life to the fullest, in paradise conditions.
Revelation 21:3-5, Isaiah 25:8, & Job 14:14 &15
Wow, I'm also looking forward to asking Elizabeth how to make a beautiful garden & make delicious meals. I would love to hear humming birds along with Elizabeth. What a delight to hear that she loved family & had a beautiful relationship with Jehovah. That time will come when Elizabeth relationship with Jehovah will continue on for eternity. What a blessed time for Elizabeth & ALL who know her.
With Love, ( agape ) Robert & Joan DeBello

Pam & Louie Lopez

September 20, 2020

To all of Elizabeth’s dear family,
Your Mom, grandma, great-grandma’s smiling face was a fixture in Staten Island Spanish during much of my youth when we would visit my Grandma and Grandpa Segarra. And then we became more of a family when Junito married Nettie. We all miss so much about those days ... I know you understand. Pretty soon all this pain and death will be just a distant memory and we will have ALL our loved ones back ... what a picnic we’ll have THEN!! Love you, miss you, and sending hugs and kisses your way.
Love always,
Pammy & Louie

Andy Belen Jr

September 20, 2020

We are deeply saddened by your loss. I remember being in the same service group and my family giving you guys a ride to the kingdom hall especially in the freezing NY winters. We look forward to the day when Jehovah will raise her from her sleep. Warm christian love

Belen Jr. Family (Lawrenceville, GA)

Maria Fabbrocile

September 20, 2020

May Jehovah keep you in his comfort. You are all In our Prayers and never far from our Hearts
Love
Rosa. Maria and Carmela Fabbrocile

Elizaida Soltren

September 7, 2020

Mama, The start and beginning of my life, was you my beloved mom (Elizabeth)🌻, the sunshine of my name, (Elizaida) that begins with your first 4 letters, so blessed to have gotten that privilege mama! Thank you for all the days of my world, you gave me all you mom with the biggest humble 💛, you were the mother any daughters would give their lives for,💞 your charisma, your compassion, your love, your caring, your concerns, your long-suffering, your fruit of the spirit was all inspired by our Heavenly Father Jehovah🙏🏼 who teaches all his children the qualities you had and shared it with your children and those you came across being a friend to 🌺 your LOVE for Jehovah, your Love for your husband, (which today 9/7/2020 marks your 63 years of marriage anniversary with my beloved daddy Jose) your love for your children- Maribel, Jose, Elizaida and Julie along with your 6 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren and families are living proof that you and daddy are and were the PILLAR that held together and will continue to stay together 💪🏻 your offsprings !!!! and what you touched in your life. I will forever hold you dear to my 💔, but I know that soon my 💛 will restore to happiness when I can hug you again and say “ mama, we are here!!!! the new 🌎 world”, “look papa is coming” and we all can run with no aches and pain and hug 🤗 daddy and each other forever till eternity” Amen.🙏🏼 (Rev 21:3-4)
Until then my sweet mama, rest! I’ll see you soon!! 🌹my love🤍

Maribel Colón

September 3, 2020

Elizabeth Rivera
My precious mother you have made a good name for yourself. An example to myself and others as a good woman, mother. Humble, lovable, giving and most importantly a good fearing woman of the Living God Jehovah, with a self-sacrificing love & spirit.
I love you with all my ❤ heart, strength and might. I wish I could have eased your pain, God Knows at times I wish that I bear it for you, though you're no longer in pain and that gives me comfort my heart now aches for your absence. You are a wonderful mother, loving grandmother and great-grandmother. We Will Cherish your memories, your stories, your laughter and though you had humility you were also feisty for your family, for what you loved and believed in. I proud to be your daughter and more proud of for you were. Mama... I can't wait to put my arms around you, see your sweet face, hear you say. again "Mi hija como estas? And in respond I will say...."feliz porque estamos todos juntos"!! Now let's draw out your plans for your garden.🌺💐🌷🌳🌸🍄
Mama in my heart i'll carry you each and every single day and looking ahead to the Glorious future 🌎 that God promise in his 📖 word. You have won the prize mama!! Till we meet again Love you forever🌹❤
▪Rev. 21:3,4,5 ▪ John 5:28,29
▪Psalms 37:29

Jalesse Ayon

September 2, 2020

My dearest mama...

Until we meet again,
Those special memories of you,
will always bring a smile,
If only I could have you back,
for just a little while,
Then we could sit and talk again,
just like we used to,
you always meant so very much,
and always will do too,
the fact that you’re no longer here,
will always cause me pain,
but you’re forever in my heart,
Until Jehovah lets us meet again... ❤️

I can’t wait for that day,
& until it arrives before me eyes
I will always love & cherish you.

I know that soon again, we will sing together the song that always brought you joy, “Canta y no llores”

The last thing we did together, before you peacefully went to rest... 💔






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