Madelon Joyce Rivers

November 22, 1929 ~ December 25, 2021 (age 92)


Madelon Joyce Roper Rivers of Calhoun, Georgia, formerly a longtime resident of Miami, Florida, peacefully passed away on Christmas Day 2021.  Joyce was born November 22, 1929, in Waycross, Georgia, to Ward and Madeline Colley, who predeceased her. Reverend Wallace Rivers, her husband, also predeceased her.  She is survived by her children: Lynn (and Jeff) Phillips, Jo Ann Roper, Dan (and Lisa) Roper, Christiane (and David) Cox; and stepchildren: David (and Kathy) Rivers, Darlene (and Bill) Holzbach, and Diane Rivers (and Bryan Bean).  She is survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family requests gifts in Joyce’s memory to the Lottie Moon Christmas Missions offering at your local church or to her former home church, First Baptist of Cutler Ridge, Florida ( 

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