Charlie Ray Rivers

Nov 17, 1927 - Jul 22, 2020

Charlie Ray Rivers

November 17, 1927 - July 22, 2020


Charlie Ray Rivers, 92, of Mocksville, was called home to his heavenly father on Wednesday July 22, 2020.
Charlie Ray, affectionately known as "Deac," was born November 17, 1927, to the late Boyd and Luvie Rivers, in Carnesville, Georgia. He received his education at Franklin County Training School.
In 1949, Charlie married his loving and devoted wife, Everine Carson. Together they raised four children. As an active and faithful member of Mt. Zion Holiness Church, he served on several boards, last as deacon. He was also responsible for remodeling the church and assisting with its upkeep. Charlie was active in community issues. He was instrumental in securing the services of YVEDDI for Davie County. He helped get the city water line extended down Campbell Road.
Fishing was his favorite pastime; local rivers and ponds were where he liked to relax. He loved taking trips to the coast for salt water fish. Charlie was also an avid hunter. In later years, traveling became a joy to him; trips to Atlanta to watch Braves games with his brother were some of the highlights of his life. In recent months he discovered a talent for art and adult coloring books. Charlie enjoyed his daily trips to the Davie Senior Center where he loved sitting on its porch and talking to people.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Everine; two children, Harold Rivers and Vickie Rivers; and siblings, Minnie Lee Mason and James T. Rivers.
Those left to cherish his memory include two daughters, Sarah Rivers of Winston-Salem and Gloria Pruitt (Richard) of Mocksville; special daughters, Patricia Rivers Taborn (Ron) of Winston-Salem and Phyllis Bohannon (John) of Yadkinville; grandchildren, Tammy, Kimberly and Larria Cunningham, Harold Keith, Anthony and Tina Rivers, Amanda, Candace Heckstall (Terrick) and David Pruitt, and Jose, Alisha, William, and Hubert Rivers; several great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
A private family service will be conducted at Lambert Funeral Chapel, with Bishop James Ijames officiating. A private interment will follow in Mt. Zion Holiness Church Cemetery. The family invites friends to come by Lambert Funeral Home, Wednesday, July 29, 12 to 6 p.m. At the family's request, and due to COVID-19, the number of visitors in the building at one time will be limited and masks will be required.
To provide the community an opportunity to celebrate the life of Mr. Rivers, there will be a live webcast of his service at 11a.m., Thursday, July 30, on the Lambert Funeral Home website, or
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be considered for Davie County Senior Center, 278 Meroney Street, Mocksville, NC 27028: Memo Charlie Rivers.
Online condolences:


Wed, Jul 29, 2020 at 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Lambert Funeral Home

635 Wilkesboro Street
Mocksville, NC 27028

Thu, Jul 30, 2020

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