Deacon Rivers was born on March 18, 1949, in Williams, South Carolina to Mr. Aaron Wallace Rivers and Mrs. Marie Rivers Bell. On Thursday, February 24, 2022, the sweet spirit of our loved one, Deacon Charles Rivers, went to join the Savior in that home not built with hands but whose maker and builder is God.
He graduated from Ruffin High School and went to further his education at truck driving school and received his CDL. He was formerly employed with J. P. Stevens, Ashton Johnson, Colleton County School District and currently employed with Colleton County.
He was a dedicated and faithful member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church. He was the Sunday School Superintendent and a member of the Brotherhood at Mt. Olive Baptist Church. He was also the president of the New Zion Baptist Association Sunday School Department. Over the years for his dedication to his work and church he received several awards. Deacon Rivers was also known by the nickname “Ram”. His favorite expression was “it doesn’t matter”.
He was joined in holy matrimony to Luvenia Stokes Rivers on June 28, 1970. To this union two children were born.
Deacon Charles Rivers is preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Aaron Rivers, his father, Mr. Aaron Wallace Rivers, his brother, Albert Rivers; his sisters Mrs. Mae Bennett and Barbara Bowman and his stepfather, Mr. Cornelius Bell.
His memories will forever be cherished by his loving and devoted wife, Luvenia Stokes Rivers; One son, Kenneth Rivers; One daughter, Alana (Michael) Lane; one grandson, Michael Lane, II; three granddaughters, Miecha Lane, Ashton Rivers and Mylan Lane; two great grand twins, Brayden and Braelyn; his mother, Marie Rivers Bell; one sister, Betty Mitchell, Williams, SC; one brother, Lloyd (Elizabeth) Rivers, Boston, Massachusetts; two brothers-in-law, Angus (Rosalee) Stokes, and Caper (Helen) Stokes; four sisters-in-law, Edna Buckner, Mae Francis Brown, Christine Scruggs and Tina Rivers Benjamin; one Uncle, Sam (Christine) Redish; two Aunts, Vera Gant and Caroline (Jeffrey) Meyers and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.