Martha Rivera Chavis, 53, the devoted wife of civil rights leader, Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., died at home in Montclair, NJ at 3:00 AM this morning.   As First Lady of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) and as the former First Lady of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) 1993-1994, Martha R. Chavis was a loving mother and strong advocate for freedom, justice and equality in the United States, Africa and in the Dominican Republic. 

Information for Memorial Celebration of Life for Mrs. Martha Rivera Chavis
Date: Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Martin’s Home for Service Inc. Chapel, 48 Elm Street, Montclair, New Jersey 07042
Funeral Director: Ms. Richelle R. Williams

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