ForeverMissed

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Catherine Rivers, 76 years old, born on September 17, 1944, and passed away on March 25, 2021. We will remember her forever.   "TO GOD BE THE GLORY"
The family will host a private memorial service on:  Saturday, April 10, 2021
Visitation – 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Service – Immediately Following
Freeman Funeral Services, PA
7201 Old Alexandria Ferry Rd, Ste 4C Clinton, MD 20735
Pastor Rick Wooten, Officiating

There will be a live Face Book streaming of the Memorial Service:
https://www.facebook.com/freemanfuneralservicespa  for those who are unable to attend.  Due to COVID-19 we must limit our numbers for the Memorial Service.  Thank you for your support and understanding.

In Lieu of Flowers the family kindly request that you donate to one of the following organizations in Honor of Catherine E. Rivers:
The American Cancer Society
https://www.cancer.org/involved/donate/memorial-giving.htmTo donate to the American Cancer Society by phone, call 1-800-227-2345To donate by mail, complete the form provided in the link and mail the completed donor form with your check to this address:     
  P.O. Box 22478,Oklahoma City, OK 73123
"No Lack Nation" - Spirit of Faith Christian Center 
2261 Oxon Run Drive, Temple Hills, MD 20748


 Thank You in Advance - The Family






Posted by Theadore Payne on April 7, 2021
Judy was a special cousin to all of us. Darnice, Loretta Eric & I want to share our sincere love to the family!
Cuz
Posted by Faye Jones Martino on April 1, 2021
My Sister, My Aunt, My Friend
Shared by Faye Jones Martino on April 1, 2021
Judy you played a large role in my life when I was struggling to find my way. You were my sister when I needed one, an aunt and a good friend. You helped me, loved me and treated me like family. I love and appreciate you for everything. Rest In Peace and know that you will always be remembered with love and respect
Posted by JoAnn Smith on April 1, 2021
God's continued blessings to the family! Stay strong, continue to love each other through these tough days and forever.  It was a pleasure meeting and knowing Judy through the many years! Rest in Peace Judy, you will forever be missed! Love you Family, We're here when you need us!
Posted by Mae Bland on April 1, 2021
Rest in eternal pease Judy prayers for the family love you Connie and family
Posted by Regina Rivers on March 31, 2021
My Beautiful Aunt Judy; may you rest well with the Lord! LOVE YOU FOREVER!

The Family Tree - A limb has fallen from the family tree. I hear a voice that whispers, 'Grieve not for me' Remember the best times, the laughter, the songs. The good I lived while I was strong. Continue my heritage, I'm counting on you.  Keep on smiling, the sun will shine through. My mind is at ease, my soul is at rest.  Remembering all...how I was truly blessed. Continue traditions, no matter how small. Go on with your lives, don’t stare at the wall.
I miss you all dearly so keep up your chin, Until that fine day we’re together again. "TO GOD BE THE GLORY FOR YOUR LIFE!

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Posted by Theadore Payne on April 7, 2021
Judy was a special cousin to all of us. Darnice, Loretta Eric & I want to share our sincere love to the family!
Cuz
Posted by Faye Jones Martino on April 1, 2021
My Sister, My Aunt, My Friend
Shared by Faye Jones Martino on April 1, 2021
Judy you played a large role in my life when I was struggling to find my way. You were my sister when I needed one, an aunt and a good friend. You helped me, loved me and treated me like family. I love and appreciate you for everything. Rest In Peace and know that you will always be remembered with love and respect
Posted by JoAnn Smith on April 1, 2021
God's continued blessings to the family! Stay strong, continue to love each other through these tough days and forever.  It was a pleasure meeting and knowing Judy through the many years! Rest in Peace Judy, you will forever be missed! Love you Family, We're here when you need us!
her Life

Obituary

Catherine Ernestine Rivers, was the third child of the late Ernest T. and Mable L. Rivers.

Catherine, so often called by family and friends as Cathy, Judy or Jutz, was a product of the District of Columbia Public School System, graduating from McKinley Tech High School; as well as completing several years of college at Howard University.

She was employed 40 years, by the District and Federal Government’s administrative and auditing departments. After retiring from the Federal Government, she ventured into real estate where she worked with Murrell Realty; and worked with Bill Ampofo, owner-broker of Avalar Smart Choice Reality LLC, until stopping due to illness.

But, Jutz never let her illness get in the way of her awesome love for God, charity family and friends. She was baptized at Mount Moriah Baptist Church, located then in South West Washington DC. As years passed, she followed Unity of the Faith Ministries, under the leadership of her nephew and his wife, Dr's. H.P. and Carleen Anderson. When the Pastors moved to Florida, Jutz found and followed Ever Increasing Word Ministries, in Darrow Louisiana.

Our Jutz wanted to be a minister and attended and graduated from The Ever Increasing Word Ministries Training Center, an online college in Darrow Louisiana. She had a strong desire and dream to live in Darrow Louisiana. When she knew this dream could not happen, she joined Spirit of Faith Christian Church and attended their Perfect Classes Sessions. She then furthered her religious experience by taking online Bible courses with Spirit of Faith Christian Center Bible Institute of Oxon Hill, Maryland, until again, stopping due to illness.

Our Jutz performed numerous works of charity for various charitable organization. She always shared her love for God with Family and Friends. It was nothing for her to asked a stranger, or friend “Have you been saved?”

She was always there for Family and Friends, sharing her real estate knowledge giving rides to strangers, giving donations to those in need, and just so much more. 

Jutz memory will always be cherished by her three siblings, Connie, Charles and Cherry and a host of relatives and friends.

Besides all that’s been said, the only thing Jutz wants us to remember about her is:

TGBTG!  "TO GOD BE THE GLORY"










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Judy: My sister-in-law my friend

Shared by Donna Rivers on April 9, 2021
God has a new beautiful delicate rose. Judy was not only my sister-in-law but she was also my friend. I will miss our special talks and the advice she so freely gave. 

Rest In Peace my dear sister-in-law.