Luz Maria Rivera passed away May 14, 2013.
She was born December 13, 1925 to the late Francisco and Juana Acevedo, in Lares, Puerto Rico. She was a long time member of Killeen, arriving in 1957.
Funeral Services will be at 11:00AM on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at Heritage Funeral Home, 425 E. Central TX Expwy, Harker Heights. Interment will follow at Killeen Memorial Park. A Visitation will be held immediately prior to the service from 10-11AM.
Mrs. Rivera was a great and wonderful person. She loved all of her family and friends, and was a devoted wife and mother. Her whole life she did for others. She was a military wife of 30 years. As a Catholic, she supported equal rights and fairness. She always gave her all. She was a powerful minded person who loved life and her pets. She taught all of her children that laughter was the best medicine. She showed her family that prayer is always the answer. She loved good food and socializing, and had a beautiful smile that would light up the room.
She was preceded in death by her parent, and her husband Castor Rivera Pedroza. They married in 1948 and were together until his death in 1982.
Mrs. Rivera is survived by her beloved children, Angeline Torres-Martinez, Marta Luz Rivera, Evelyn Rivera-Ramos, Ivette Rivera-Allen, Iman Bin Hamad, and Maria M. Rivera; grandchildren Irvin Banks, Jr., Magdalene Banks Huber, Ashemad Coleman, Valdimar Coleman Damon Rivera, Creighton Blue, Demetrius Rivera, Domenick Allen, Porsha Allen, Willie Hogan, Jr., Brandon Rivera, and Ivory Hogan; great-grandchildren Jordan Michael Banks, Ashley Quintan Banks, Desiree Coleman, Nathan Coleman, Marcus Coleman, and Andrew Coleman; and great great-grandchildren Diayzia Rivera, Keshaun Rivera, Ladarius Rivera, Jacobe Rivera, Amiya Rivera, and Mallarie Wilson.
The Rivera family would like to thank all of the wonderful doctors and nurses at Metroplex Hospital and Seton Medical Center, as well as the awesome staff at Rosewood Rehab Center. Special thanks to the beautiful caretakers that enriched not only Mrs. Rivera’s life but her family’s during this difficult time.
Funeral Services have been entrusted to Killeen Memorial Funeral Home.