In Loving Mem

James “Big Dawg” William Rivers

August 19, 1958 ~ September 6, 2021 (age 63)


Sunrise: August 19, 1958
Sunset: September 6, 2021
James W. Rivers, was born on August 19, 1958 to the late Mr. James Randolph and Ms. Mary C. Rivers in Galveston Tx. He attended Abraham Lincoln High School in Port
Arthur Tx, graduating class of 1976. He relocated to Austin Tx in 1979. On Febuary 15, 1992, he joined in holy matromony to the love of his life Mary F. Rivers.
With this union, he gained two children, Javosky Morrison Sr. and Angelic Russaw. He gave his life to the Lord in December 1991 at Full Gospel Holy Temple church
under the leadership of Apostle John and Barbara Horne where he was a member until 2013. He later joined Jesus Christ First Ministires under the leadership of Pastor
Timothy and Lady Trenell Landry where he was a faithful member until his transition. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, friend, etc.
He was best known for his "swag" and his smile that could light up any room. He was all about "keepin it real" and if you knew him, then you know what that means. He loved God and helping people. He leaves us with tons of memories and laughs and he will be missed greatly!

Proceded in death by both parents James Randolph and Mary C Rivers Twin sister Joyce Rivers-Darby
nephews: Palchin (Junebug) Darby and Georick (bubba jo) Rivers. He leaves behind: wife Mary F Rivers
children: Javosky Morrison Sr and Angelic Russaw
grandchildren: Shawntay Phillips, Yanese Morrison, and Javosky Morrison Jr. Great-grandchildren: Cir'Ray Phillips, Sa'Riyah Phillips Barnes, Zyrielle Phillips
Barnes, Nicholas Barnes Jr. Brother: Sydney Collins Sr. (Shirley) Sisters: Bertha (Nancy) Collins, Rosa (Sha) Bailey, Delina Joubert, Katherine (Big Kat) Scypion, Kathleen (lil Kat) Davis and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.

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September 18, 2021

10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Cook- Walden/ Forest Oaks
6300 W. William Cannon Dr
Austin, TX 78749

Celebration of Life
September 18, 2021

11:00 AM
Cook- Walden/ Forest Oaks
6300 W. William Cannon Dr
Austin, TX 78749

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