Irene C. Rivers

Sunrise: October 8, 1967

Sunset: January 25, 2021

“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;” Ecclesiastes 3:1-2

On January 25, 2021, Irene C. Rivers went home to be with the lord. She was born on October 8, 1967 in Portsmouth, Virginia, she resided in Norfolk Virginia. Irene was the youngest daughter to her predeceased parents, Irene and Solomon Chatmon, three brother’s Richard, Nathaniel, James and one sister Alice all of Portsmouth Virginia.

On December 15, 2005, Irene was united in holy matrimony to James Allen Rivers. Irene leaves behind five children, Marice (Kevin), Jamilla (Khajhah), Mark (Khadijah), Marcus (Kimberly), and Marquis (Sherry). Irene is also survived by eleven beautiful grandchildren, Amya, Raquan, Raniya, Javeah, Amarion, Brianna, Janae, Kameron, Aiesha, Jasmine, and Ryhan that she loved dearly. Ms. Irene also leaves behind three siblings, Laura Battle, Catherin Steward, and Lawrence Chatmon: three extraordinary friends Maurice Ward, Laney Clinton, and TK. Along with many other loved ones.

Ms. Irene attended Harry Hunt Jr. High school in Portsmouth Virginia. Irene attended Thalia Lynn Baptist Church in Virginia Beach. She worked faithfully for Norfolk Naval Shipyard and SPC. Irene was always willing to go out of her way to help anyone in need. She had a gentle sprit, she was always the “life of the party,” and always willing to sacrifice for others.


Viewing Friday, February 5, 2021 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 5605 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23701 Graveside Service Saturday, February 6, 2021 2:00pm Greenlawn Memorial Gardens 3920 Airline Boulevard Chesapeake, VA 23321 Interment Greenlawn Memorial Gardens 3920 Airline Boulevard Chesapeake, VA 23321 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance

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    Heather V. says

    I had the pleasure of getting to know Mrs. Rivers over the last couple of years. She never failed to make me smile and laugh, no matter what was going on. My thoughts are with her family and friends. I know she will be missed.

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    Nathaniel Curry says

    To my Aunt Rene, I big part of me went with you. I don’t know how to explain this but you gave me the strength to live again. Love my baby until we meet again. Love always your nephew Poonie

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    Tulsar White says

    I’m always going to miss u auntie from ur niece Tasha

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    Deserie McBride says

    Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.

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    Marya Faison says

    May hope sustain you, Friends surround you, and love give you strength. Thinking of you and your family during this time of sorrow. May it comfort you all knowing that someone cares.

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