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Della F. Rivera

August 15, 1945 May 1, 2016
Della F. Rivera
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Della Fowlkes Rivera, daughter of the late Earnest and Lottie Wynn Fowlkes of Crewe, VA departed this life and entered in to her eternal rest at Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY midafternoon on May 1, 2016.
She was a dedicated teacher who loved teaching her students, mostly special education.  The art of teaching was her passion and she enjoyed working as a teacher and later as an Assistant Principal for the school system of New York.
Della was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
 
Della is survived by her beloved husband of 48 years Wilfredo (Fred) Rivera; son Daryl Rivera-Harrisburg, NC; daughter Rene Rivera-Bronx, NY; daughter-in-law Lisa Rivera; 3 grandsons, Jesse, David, and Devin; 4 sisters, Marie (Charles) Alex of Newport News, VA; Jeanne (Calvin) Bridgeforth-Bronx, NY; Joyce (William) Campbell-Upper Marlboro, MD; Sereda Fowlkes-Alexandria, VA; 2 brothers, James Fowlkes-Newport News, VA; Waverly (Margaret) Fowlkes; 4 sister-in-law’s, Alma Fowlkes- Los Angeles, CA; Awilda Rivera-Ft Lauderdale, FL; Wanda Brewley and Cecelia Hill-Thomas- St Thomas, Virgin Islands; brother-in-law Axel Rivera-St Thomas, Virgin Islands; and numerous nephews, nieces, great nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral Services will be held Friday, May 13, 2016 at 11:00 am at New Bethel Baptist Church, Crewe with interment to follow in the Fowlkes Family Cemetery, Crewe.
W.E. Hawkes & Son Funeral Home of Blackstone in charge of arrangements.


The family will greet friends at the funeral home on Thursday, May 12 from 7 to 8 p.m.
Funeral Services will be held Friday, May 13, 2016 at 11:00 am at New Bethel Baptist Church, Crewe with interment to follow in the Fowlkes Family Cemetery, Crewe.
W.E. Hawkes & Son Funeral Home of Blackstone in charge of arrangements.

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