STERLING – Mattie Dolly Rivers, 99, of Sterling, passed away Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at Citadel of Sterling.
She worked in housekeeping for Dixon State School prior to her retirement. Mattie was born, January 6, 1920, in Yazoo City, Miss., the daughter of Aaron and Molly (Baker) Jenkins. She was a member of Seventh Day Adventist Church. She loved to sing hymns and never met a stranger.
She is survived by her three daughters, Thelma Rivers, Diana Temple, Remell Smith; one son, Aaron Raszel Rivers; 20 grandchildren; 46 great grandchildren; and 29 great-great-grandchildren.
Mattie was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Ardell Rivers; two daughters, Bevalon Collins and Pauline Allen; two brothers, Jack Jenkins and Morford Jenkins.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, September 24, 2019, at Preston- Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Dixon, Ill.
A memorial has been established.
Arrangements were completed by Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon.
Condolences may be sent to www.prestonschilling.com.