Mrs.Santiaga Rivera was born on December 30, 1926 to the late Rebustiano DeJesus and Petronila Figueroa in Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico. Wife of the late Ernesto Rivera Sr., Mother to 10 children, AnaEli (Neli), Jorge,Francisco (Frank), Ernesto Jr., Sonia, Nelson, Vivian, Cesar, Neida, and Edwin.
Grandmother to 25 grandchildren, Miguel Jr., Efrain, AnnMarie, Lillian, Victor, Diana, Frankie, Joey, Debbie, Jerry, Denise, Tony, Kevin, Angelo, Victor Luis, Mayra, Nelson Jr., Daniel, Jessie, Vanessa, Cesar(CJ), Anthony, Stephanie, Lizette, and Edwin Jr.
Great-grandmother to 39 great-grandchildren: Christina, Melissa, Christian, Tatiana, Miguel, Sophia, Victoria, Nisa, Desiree, Samantha, Hilda, Lawrence Jr., Laryssa, Krystal, Victor Jr., Jabbar, Kahron, Kyle, Skylar, Heavenly, Ashton ,Michael, Jerry Jr., Devin, Alyah, Aubrey, Ava, Kevin Jr., Dominique, Gabriella, Marissa, Alyson, Ethan James, Gianna, Ivy, Jayden, Chasity, Jason and Sadie.
Great-great grandmother to Jayden, Gabriel, Elijah, Zylah, Dominick, Kaylie, Kaitlyn and Jacobi. Mother-in-law to Miguel, Peggy, Maelo, Maria, Olga, and Jose (Tito), She is also survived by her sister, Ines Rodriguez; brothers, Marcial DeJesus and Casito DeJesus.
A funeral mass will be held December 13, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Peachtree City. The family will receive visitors December 12, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., at the funeral home, Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Peachtree City.