Angel Luis Rivera Jr. “Boogie” a long time resident of Zion, IL was born January 15th, 1973 to Linda Gomez of Beach Park, IL. He attended Zion Benton Township High School in Zion, IL. Angel was single father of 5 children. He dedicated all of his time taking care of his children and family. God called Angel home on August 16th, 2019.
Angel was a very loving free hearted person to his family, to his friends and even to those he encountered on a daily basis. He had many curiosities about this unforgiving world but nothing could ever deter him from his special purpose here on earth. Angel was the strength of his family. He has already traveled through the green pastures in life, now his obedience and goodness has lead God to call him home.
Boogie leaves to cherish his memories. His very devoted mother Linda Gomez of Beach Park, IL, His 5 children: Angel Rivera Jr. III (24), Dejanae Wright (16), Janasia Rivera (16), Sophia Rivera (6), David Rivera (4) and his adopted son Ronald Smith(Lil Scronnie). His brother Ben Gomez Jr., His sister Valisha Gomez; 4 nieces: Dorian Simmons-Gomez, Aijah Gomez, Artaysia Neal-Gomez and Alaigha Gomez, 2 nephews: Ben Gomez Jr. III and Arec Gomez. 1 great nephew, 2 grand children and a host of other family and friends.
Angel has made his transition from earth to heaven to be with his maternal grandparents: Ina Dick and Jesus David Gomez; his paternal grandparents: Edison Hall and Mary Knowles plus other family and friends that have gone on before him.
Visitation is Saturday, August 31, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. with the Funeral Service following from
10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at UNITY TEMPLE MISSION C.O.G.I.C., 500 S. Gennesee St., Waukegan, IL. interment following at Pine View Memorial Park, 10750 W Beach Rd., Beach Park, IL .