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Obituary for Miriam Patricia Rivera (Patterson)

Miriam Patricia Rivera, 66 of Cookeville, Tennessee passed away on Thursday, April 13, 2023, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Miriam was born Tuesday, August 28, 1956, in Goshen, New York, and she was the daughter of the late Patricia (Warren) Patterson.

Miriam was a loving wife, mother, grandma, and friend.  Her grandchildren were the twinkle of her eye.  She devoted a lot of her time to social work and it meant a great deal to her.  She was The Beatles biggest fan.

Miriam is survived by, Loving Husband of 37 years, Angel Rivera Candelaria; 3 Children, Santos J. Colon, Adam Colon, and Lisa Colon; 3 Grandchildren, Jaiquan Johnson, Marcelo Braley - Colon, and Jaylis Johnson; Great-Granddaughter, Selaiah Johnson.

In addition to her mother, Miriam was preceded in death by several loved ones that she cared for dearly.

Miriam chose cremation, the family followed her wishes, and a celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

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Arrangments entrusted to Crest Lawn Funeral Home - Cremation Center.