Jenni Rivera's public memorial is scheduled for Wednesday
12/17/2012 by Nichole Hamilton
Jenni Rivera's family has announced the details of the late Mexican-American singer's public memorial service. The memorial, which is set to take place on December 19 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., will feature services led by Minister Pedro Rivera Jr. and will be held at the Gibson Amphitheater in Los Angeles. The family requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Jenni Rivera Love foundation in addition to a single white rose. The family added that the burial services for Rivera will be privately held. Rivera, 43, was confirmed to have been aboard a small plane that had gone missing after taking off from the city of Monterrey on December 9. Upon finding the wreckage, officials confirmed that the late singer was on board. On December 14, the remains of the Banda singer returned to California after the singer's family positively identified them. Three of Rivera's brothers accompanied her remains on a Thursday night flight from Mexico to Long Beach airport, according to The Associated Press. OTRC.com's parent company, KABC-Television, has footage from the flight's arrival, which can be viewed below. Her casket was escorted by police to a Long Beach mortuary. The 43-year-old is survived by five children and two grandchildren. Her family and friends in Southern California had held vigils on Sunday night after the tragedy. The aircraft, a U.S.-registered Learjet 25, had crashed after taking off from the city of Monterrey. The wreckage was found later in the day and Mexican officials had said there were no survivors. Rivera, a Long Beach, California native, was known for her music with over 10 studio albums in the Banda and Nortena music genres, as well as her Mun 2 television series, "I Love Jenni," which debuted its first season in 2011.
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