Funeral Services for Mrs. Emma Rivers will be held Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Serenity Funeral Home 414 Telfair Street, Dublin. Pastor Keith Anderson will officiate.
On Tuesday, December 1, 2020, Emma Rivers, a loving mother and grandmother, passed away at the tender age of 99 years old. Emma was born, March 11, 1921 in Statesboro, Georgia to Sallie and MacArthur Perkins. Emma was the 7th of 10 children, educated in Bulloch County. She met and married, Willie Foreman in 1945. Emma was a homemaker while Willie ran his shoe repair business where he made and sold hand-crafted leather purses. In 1952, the two had one daughter, which they raised together until his untimely death in 1961. In 1980, she met and married Mr. James Rivers. They were married for five years prior to his death in 1985.
Emma had a beautiful, quiet spirit and a friendly disposition. She was one of the sweetest and most kind-hearted individuals you could ever meet. She was a faith member of The First African Baptist Church in Dublin, Georgia. She was an amazing person, because no matter how poorly others may have treated her at times, she remained kind. She naturally gave love from her soul, especially towards her daughter, son-in-law and her four Grandchildren. During her time at Southland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, she could be found encouraging other residents through her art/hand colored pictures, singing or by simply greeting or talking with the residents as she visited them in their rooms.
Emma was preceded in death, by her parents, 7 siblings and Son-in-law, Ellis Robinson.
Emma is survived by her daughter, Julia Robinson; four Grandchildren, Ellis Jr, Keith (Deborah), Jzenness (Olubukunola) and Kenitra (Fred); eight great-granddaughters, Lisa Robinson, Corshay Webster, Keianna Robinson, Mya Robinson, Ellizza Robinson, Jalae Robinson, Zaria Ojanuga and Shola Ojanuga; one great great granddaughter Leah Ridgell and two sisters Carrie Lee Rolle and Gladys Whitfield as well as a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Public viewing will be held Friday, December 4, 2020 at Serenity Funeral Home from 1:00-6:00 PM.
Serenity Funeral Home, Dublin has charge of arrangements.
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