She was preceded in death by her parents, Jose’ Rivera and Amparo Rodriguez and her brother, Angel Rivera.
Maria leaves behind her beloved husband, Enrique Cruz of Orlando, FL and several nieces and nephews in North Carolina. Although Maria never had children of her own she loved children and worked as a teacher.
Maria was a godly woman that lived her life by the Bible. She had a wonderful sense of humor and loved a good laugh. Maria enjoyed watching Spanish soap operas, Westerns, beautiful flowers and her two chihuahuas.
The family will be receiving friends on Friday, August 20, 2021 at 5:00 pm followed by a 6:00p funeral service at Dobbs Funeral Home with Deacon Spencer Silvers officiating.