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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
Telephone: 973-746-2158
Email: martins@martinshfs.com
Website: www.martinshfs.com

The Funeral and Burial Services will be held at the Funeraria del Pueblo Avendia Independencia in San Pedro de Macrois, Dominican Republic on July 12 and July 13.

Dates: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 and Thursday, July 13, 2017
Location: Funeraria del Pueblo Avendia Independencia, San Pedro de Macrois, Dominican Republic
Telephone: 809-526-6819

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to the Martha Rivera Chavis Memorial Fund 

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