Following her funeral Tuesday in Long Beach, the singer’s memorial service, called a “Celestial Graduation” by her family, will be held Wednesday at Los Angeles’ Gibson Amphitheater from 10 a.m. to noon.
“We will celebrate the graduation into heaven, with honors, of our beloved mother, daughter and sister Jenni Rivera,” Rivera’s family said in a statement. “The Rivera family appreciates all the love given to our beloved Jenni Rivera, who graduated on December 9th and now rests in the arms of our Lord.”
Burial services for the late star will be privately held.
In lieu of flowers, Rivera’s five children requested that donations be made to the Jenni Rivera Love Foundation, in addition to a single white rose.
The Mexican-American singer passed away Dec. 9 after her plane “practically nose-dived” from an altitude of 28,000 feet after taking off in Monterrey, according to Mexican transportation officials.
by Brandi Fowler