Charles W. Rivers, 80, of Elgin died Friday, July 3, 2009 at Provena St. Joseph Hospital. Born in Opelika, AL on January 20, 1929, he was the son of Farmer and Sallie Rivers.
He is preceded in death by his parents; four brothers and a sister.
Charles is survived by his wife of 33 years, Elizabeth Rivers; children, Carasundia Rivers of Silver Springs, MD, Elaine (Harold) Watson of Flint, MI, Sharon Branch, and a special friend Cornelius Patton, of Elgin; and Fernando (Linda) Dean of Elgin; sister, Sallie Burns of Elgin; six grandchildren, Rodney Dean, of Elgin, Shelly (Earl) Thomas of Elgin, Curtis (Kristen) Bryant of Elgin, Ashleigh Branch of Elgin, Marques Dean of Boston, MA, and Cheryl Logan of Flint, MI; 13 great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Visitation will be held Saturday, July 11, 2009 from 9:00 AM until time of Funeral Service at 10:00 AM at Second Baptist Church, Elgin, Pastor Nathaniel L. Edmond, officiating. Burial will follow at Lakewood Memorial Park. O’Connor – Leetz Funeral Home, Elgin in charge of arrangements. For more information, or to leave a condolence, call us at 847-741-1400.
to the family of mr. charles i send my prayers, condolences and love. i am sorry for your loss.
just know that he is in a better place and is with our father in heaven. remember the good times and cherise them and know that you will see him again.
hold on to god’s unchanging hands.
kathy j smith-gleghorn