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Jimmy Lee Rivers Sr.

November 11, 1934 November 17, 2021
Jimmy Lee Rivers Sr.
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Obituary for Jimmy Lee Rivers Sr.

Funeral services for Jimmy Lee Rivers Sr. will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 22, 2021, at United Pentecostal Church of Zwolle, 823 Birch St., with Pastor Mona McGregor and Lee Brandon officiating. Burial, with full military honors, will follow in Ebarb (St. Ann) Cemetery under the direction of Jeane’s Funeral Service. A visitation will be held at the church on Sunday, November 21st beginning at 5:00 p.m. and will continue until the time of service on Monday.
Jimmy was born November 11, 1934, and passed away November 17, 2021, at the age of 87. He retired from the military after serving 21 years. During that time, he served in four military branches – Army, Air Force, Marines, and National Guard. Jimmy was deployed to Korea during the war and twice to Vietnam during the war. When not in service, he lived in Louisiana and worked in construction. He enjoyed being outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. Most of all, Jimmy loved his family and was a devoted husband.
Jimmy was preceded in death by his son, Jimmy Lee Rivers Jr.; parents, R.L. Rivers and Dunn’Ma Paulette Rivers Neal; sister, Suellen Rivers Sander; and son-in-law, Donnie McGregor.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 30 years, Cheryl Stanford Rivers of Zwolle, LA;
sons, Jason Rivers of Baton Rouge, LA, Dustin Manuel of Portland, OR, and Shane Miller (Brandie) of TN;
daughters, Paula Parker (Mitchell) of TN, Mona McGregor of Baton Rouge, LA, Tammy Robin (Mike) of Baton Rouge, LA, Joy Douglas (Shannon) of Pitkin, LA, Arlene Rivers of TN, Samantha Slay (Matt) of Zwolle, LA, Patty Jo Manuel of Baton Rouge, LA, and Angela Pennington (Mark) of AL;
a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren;
mother of his children, Helen Miller of TN;
and a host of extended family members.
Jimmy’s family extends a special thanks to his grandson, Lee Brandon and his wife Jessica for their loving care during his illness.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Sunday

21

Nov

5:00 PM 11/21/2021 5:00:00 PM
United Pentecostal Church of Zwolle

823 Birch Street
Zwolle, LA 71486

Visitation will continue until the time of service on Monday.

United Pentecostal Church of Zwolle
823 Birch Street Zwolle 71486 LA
United States

Funeral

Monday

22

Nov

11:00 AM 11/22/2021 11:00:00 AM
United Pentecostal Church of Zwolle

823 Birch Street
Zwolle, LA 71486

United Pentecostal Church of Zwolle
823 Birch Street Zwolle 71486 LA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Ebarb (St. Ann) Cemetery Final Resting Place

Hwy. 482
Noble, LA 71462

Hwy. 482 Noble 71462 LA
United States
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