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