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Sylvia Rivera

December 18, 1965 — April 1, 2022

Sylvia Ann Rivera, 56 of Lubbock passed away Friday, April 1, 2022. Viewing and visitation for Ms. Rivera will begin Saturday, April 2, 2022, from 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Second day viewing will begin, Sunday, April 3, 2022, from 12:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. with a prayer service beginning at 6:00 p.m. the same day. A Celebration of Life will begin 10:00 a.m., Monday, April 4, 2022, at Calvillo Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Ed Ainsworth officiating.  Burial will follow in Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park under the direction of Calvillo Funeral Home.

Sylvia was born December 18, 1965, in Lubbock, to the late Luis & Mary G. Rivera. She enjoyed listening to music, dancing, coloring in her coloring books and loved to look at books and magazines. Her family will always remember how Sylvia was able to express her love with a smile, a warm embrace and she always loved without condition. A moral message she left for everyone she loved was to always take joy in the simple things.

She is preceded in death by her parents Luis & Mary G. Rivera; a brother Johnny Chapa; a niece Haven Trevino; nephews Nehemiah DeLeon, Isaiah Saenz and Albert Trevino

She is survived by a brother Gilbert Navejar and wife San Juana of Lubbock; sisters Yolanda Celis of Lubbock, Mary Jane and husband David Mahaffey of Lubbock and Linda and husband Abel Saenz of Lubbock; numerous nieces and nephews.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Sylvia Rivera, please visit our flower store.

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