Friday, August 21, 2015

My Cousin's son, Ben

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Born: March 9, 1995
Death: August 19, 2015

Benjamin George Rivers

March 9, 1995 - August 19, 2015
Benjamin George Rivers, 20, of Lexington Park, MD died Wednesday, August 19, 2015 after a courageous battle with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, at his residence surrounded by his loving family and friends.

He was born on March 9, 1995, in Bahrain to Timothy Clifford Rivers of Lexington Park, MD and Joanne Louise Rivers of Lexington Park, MD.

Ben is a graduate of Great Mills High School. His hobbies included, listening to music, playing games, especially cards and watching movies, especially horror movies. He recently started enjoying Japanese anime. He was a goodwill ambassador for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and supporter of St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. He made three documentary films for Johns Hopkins University. He loved his pet cats, Penelope and Gary, and his dog, Jade. However, his greatest love was spending time with his friends and family. He was always a gentleman.

In addition to his loving mother and father, Ben is also survived by his sister, Megan Rivers of Lexington Park, MD; his grandfather, Stanley Rigg of Blackpool, England; his aunts, Stephanie Barlow of Blackpool, England and Pamela Irving-Dusting (Neil) of Australia; his uncle, Michael Rivers of Tonawanda, NY; close family friends, Skip and Helen Schneider of Leonardtown, MD; and many extended family and friends. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Linda High, and George and Eunice Rivers.

The family will receive friends for Ben’s Life Celebration on Saturday, August 29, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., with a Memorial Service at 3:00 p.m., at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Rd., Leonardtown, MD 20650.
Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary’s, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650 and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148.

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Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A.

Life Celebration Service

Saturday August 29, 2015, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Brinsfield Funeral Home

Memorial Service

Saturday August 29, 2015, 3:00 p.m.

Brinsfield Funeral Home Chapel

Interment is private.

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