Jenni Rivera Memorial Changed to Gibson Amphitheatre, City Walk

A “Celestial Graduation” will allow fans to pay their respects at a public memorial service

Earlier it was reported that the international singer superstar, Jenni Rivera’s funeral memorial would take place at the Long Beach Sports Arena has been changed to the Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal Walk in Los Angeles on Wednesday, December 19th.  (Full details on services and the song that details how Jenni wanted to be memorialized and remembered HERE)

The ceremony, dubbed a “Celestial Graduation” by Rivera’s family, will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday and will be led by Minister Pedro River Jr.

“We will celebrate the graduation into heaven, with honors, of our beloved mother, daughter and sister Jenni Rivera,” the family said in a statement to the Los Angeles Times. “The Rivera Family appreciates all the love given to our beloved Jenni Rivera who graduated on Dec. 9 and now rests in the arms of our Lord.”

The family also requested privacy and discretion for a private burial that will be held separately.

In lieu of flowers, Rivera’s children asked that donations be made to the Jenni Rivera Love Foundation, as well as a single white rose.


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