LAWRENCE - Marian Rivers (nee Copeland), 76, of Lawrenceville, departed this life on Friday, July 19, 2013, at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton.
Born in Trenton, Mrs. Rivers was a lifelong area resident. She was educated in the Trenton public school system. She retired from the State of New Jersey Department of Labor in 1999 after many years of dedicated service. She was a longtime member of Friendship Baptist Church.
She was predeceased by her parents, Bert and Mary Florence Copeland, four siblings, Ernest (Alma) Copeland, Thomas (Minnie) Copeland, Harold, Sr. (Elizabeth) Copeland and Louise (James) Rowe. She is survived by three children, Gloria Hayman of Phoenix, Ariz., Carinne Rivers of Ewing and Nelson Rivers of Morrisville, Pa.; two grandchildren, Edward Fletcher (Alicia) and Adonna Hayman; one great-grandchild, E. Lynn Fletcher; one brother, Donald Copeland of Columbus; one sister, Carol Robinson (Ozzie) of Columbus; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Friendship Baptist Church, 111 Perry St., Trenton. Interment will be in Ewing Cemetery. Calling hours will be Thursday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the church. Arrangements are by Campbell Funeral Chapel, Trenton.