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Walter H. Rivers, 57, of St. Augustine (formerly of Elkton) was born on May 5, 1961 in Miami FL to Frank and Ellise Rivers. Walter received his early education in Miami-Dade County Public Schools. He later moved to Hastings, FL and attended Hastings High School, where he graduated with the class of 1979. Walter was employed by the State of Florida, as well as Publix, where he worked as a manager, retiring after 25yrs of employment. Walter always found a way to make new friends and make others laugh. He had a personality no one could ever forget. Walter was a very friendly, and kind-hearted person. Early Friday morning, on March 29, 2019, God called Walter home to rest.
Walter is preceded in death by: his mother, Ellise Rivers Manuel; grandparents, Petronia Bryant and Deacon Arthur Bryant, Jr.; sisters, Petronia ‘Sybil’ Rivers and Almetric M. Rivers; and son, Walter Howard Rivers, Jr. 
He leaves to mourn: A caring and special friend: Norita “King” McSwain; Children: Marquetta Rivers-Williams, Theadone Rivers-McGlocking, Mike Rivers, Michelle Rivers; Stepchildren: Cecilia McSwain, Corteny McSwain, Jackie McSwain, Janna McSwain and Norita McSwain; Sisters: Wanda T. Rivers-Calloway and Alshay T. Whitty; Brothers: David L. Manuel, Sr. and Anthony (Dorothy) Wellon; Grandchildren: Roashme Williams, TaNarian Keenan, Darian Bullard, Marcus McGlockling, Isaiah McGlocking, Jamari McGlocking, Jacari McGlocking, Isaiah Rivers, Rishana Tisby, LaQuan Wilson, JaQuan Wilson, Jaylynn Williams, Errol Lucus, Jr., Jadah Clark, Joi’Ce Clark, Ronzell McSwain, Ricky McSwain, and X’Corain McSwain; Nieces: Misty L. Powell, Juantesa Simmons, Lauren Wellon and Domica Isom Hadden; Nephews: Cleveland Powell, III, David L. Manuel, Jr., Justin Witty, Cleveland Powell, IV; and a host of sorrowing friends. 
The Homegoing Celebration will be 2:30p.m. Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Harvest Time Evangelistic Ministry, Elder Christopher T. Coleman, Pastor.  The viewing will be from 6p.m. - 7:30p.m. Friday, April 5, 2019 at Coleman’s Mortuary Family Chapel

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  • Monday, April 1, 2019
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Coleman's FH
  • Friday, April 5, 2019
    With heartfelt sympathy and prayers to the family.
    ~ Shelby E. Jack   Hastings, FL
  • Friday, April 5, 2019
    I am so sorry about your lost. Mr. Walt RIP. Tell your mom and met I said hello. You will be miss but never forgotten.
    ~ Alice Dickison   Hastings, FL
  • Sunday, April 7, 2019
    Sorry for your Loss. My condolences to the family. 40JHW
    ~ Della Cue   North Augusta, SC