Mariana Francis Wilkins Battle Creek Mariana Francis Wilkins, 34, of Battle Creek, MI, peacefully passed away Saturday, November 24, 2012 at home. She was born on June 8, 1978 in Battle Creek, MI. Mariana was raised by her Grandparents, the late Marion (Harp) Wilkins and Leslie T. "Les", who survives her. Mariana is survived by her Father, Leonardo (Laurie) Rivera of Battle Creek; her Mother, Tammie Espinosa of Saint Petersburg, FL; her sister, Lindsay (Gary) Rivera-Smith of Battle Creek; her brother, Justin (Melissa) Rivera of Battle Creek; as well as by her close friend, Brandy Jones and Family and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. She enjoyed listening to music, playing and watching baseball, bowling, fishing, her 19 year old cat, Tigger, attending The Potter's House Church, and spending time with family and friends. The Family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 27th at The Potter's House Church, 226 Capital Avenue, NE, where the Funeral Service to celebrate Mariana's life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, with Rev. Mark A. Hopper, Pastor, officiating. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, Battle Creek. Memorial contributions in her honor may be made to The Potter's House Church. The Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home, Battle Creek is in charge of all the arrangements. Personal messages for the family and/or favorite memories of Mariana may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com
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Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on Nov. 27, 2012