Mrs. Nina Morris Rivers, age 88, entered into rest on Sunday, October 11, 2020. Graveside services will be 4:00 PM Thursday, October 15, 2020 at Friendship United Methodist Church Cemetery by Pastor Charles Teal, Rev. Jerry McManus, Hospice Chaplain Rev. Don Rhyne, and her son, the Hon. Jerry F. Rivers. The family will greet friends immediately following the service at the cemetery.
The family invites anyone who would like to join them virtually, to log into Miller Rivers Caulder Funeral Home Facebook page to watch the service via livestream at 4:00 PM Thursday.
Mrs. Rivers was born September 16, 1932 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Fletcher Eugene and Edna Gertrude Vaughn Morris. She was a retired employee of Belk Department Store and a former supervisor with Pine Plains Manufacturing Company. A faithful member of Friendship United Methodist Church, Mrs. Rivers served as former Sunday school teacher, M.Y.F. Leader, and in multiple other capacities and positions through the years.
Mrs. Rivers hobbies included gardening, growing beautiful flowers, and taking care of others. She was a very talented cook, and was known for her delicious pound cakes. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, Mrs. Nina was loved by all who knew her.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Rivers was also preceded in death by her husbands, Louis Davis Rivers, Sr. and Joseph S. “Joe” Valentino; brother, Gilbert Luke Morris; and son-in-law, E. Hugh Pusser.
Survivors include her children, Valerie Rivers Pusser, Dianne R. Williams, Louis Davis (Donna) Rivers, Jr. all of Chesterfield, SC, and the Hon. Jerry F. (Laura) Rivers of Florence, SC, and Amanda H. (Kevin) Rivers-Lucey of Mooresville, NC; grandchildren, Emily Paige (Pete) DeMarco of Hyattsville, MD, Erin Hope (Edoardo) Orlandi of Florence, Italy, June (Justin) Avant of Hartsville, SC, Joy (Dr. Michael) Shealy of Charlotte, NC, Louis Davis “Rusty” (Eugenia) Rivers, III, William Aaron (Heather) Rivers, and Derrick Allen Rivers all of Chesterfield, SC, Wyatt Harmon Rivers of Greenville, SC, Emma Rose Rivers of Clemson / Florence, SC, and Davis Alexander Lucey of Mooresville, NC; great grandchildren, Mia, Rivers, Tesla, Sierra, Zachary, Xander, Liam, and Lily; sister, Shirley Smith of Chesterfield, SC; brothers, William P. “Tee” Morris, and Fletcher Morris both of Chesterfield, SC; brother-in-law, Jimmie Attaway Rivers, Sr. of Ruby, SC; her beloved “Northern Family,” children, Joseph (Julie) Valentino, Jr. of Malone, NY, Myrtis V. “Muffie” (Mike) Sterio of Oswego, NY, grandchildren, Brooke Sterio, Anthony Sterio, Nicholas (Jordan) Sterio, Olivia Valentino, and Natalia Valentino.
The family would like to thank the staff of Regency SouthernCare Hospice of Chesterfield; and loving caregivers, Teresa Gatti, and Debra “D.J.” Johnson for their extraordinary care, love and support shown to Mrs. Rivers and her family.
Memorials may be made to Friendship United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 62, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or to Chesterfield County Council on Aging, P.O. Box 45, Chesterfield, SC 29709.
Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Rivers family.