Family, fans hold memorial service to honor late singer Jenni Rivera

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Family, friends, and fans of Jenni Rivera are paying tribute to the late singer with a public memorial service today in Los Angeles:

emotional musical tributes by Jenni Rivera daughters Jackie and Jenicka kick off Jenni Rivera tribute. que triste! #latism @nbclatino

— Nina Terrero (@THEnininsky) December 19, 2012

traditional Mexican songs are being sung as a single microphone has been placed near Jenni Rivera’s red casket during her memorial #latism

— Nina Terrero (@THEnininsky) December 19, 2012

Joan Sebastian canta para Jenni Rivera en memorial a la Diva de la Banda. twitter.com/LeBiche_/statu…

— Omar G. Villegas (@LeBiche_) December 19, 2012

touching footage of Jenni Rivera singing her famous ‘mariposa’ song playing now at the memorial- #latism

— Nina Terrero (@THEnininsky) December 19, 2012

Kate del Castillo fights back tears during brother’s address at Jenni Rivera memorial #latism

— Nina Terrero (@THEnininsky) December 19, 2012

Rosie Rivera, Jenni’s only sister speaks out at memorial #latism

— Nina Terrero (@THEnininsky) December 19, 2012

Pedro Rivera takes to the stage to remember his daughter: “We will never forget you” #latism

— Nina Terrero (@THEnininsky) December 19, 2012

Father Pedro thanks those who helped make Jenni a star, including brother Lupillo #latism

— Nina Terrero (@THEnininsky) December 19, 2012

Wearing white gloves, father Pedro Rivera sings banda music as photo of he and a young Jenni show on screen behind him #latism

— Nina Terrero (@THEnininsky) December 19, 2012

Pedro Rivera about daughter Jenni: “I am proud to be your father” #latism

— Nina Terrero (@THEnininsky) December 19, 2012

mother Rosie says about Jenni: “Every day I carry her love because she lives in me” #latism

— Nina Terrero (@THEnininsky) December 19, 2012

mother Rose about daughter Jenni: “I miss her, that voice that says, madre santa.” #latism

— Nina Terrero (@THEnininsky) December 19, 2012

Mother Rose at memorial:”Thank you for your prayers because they’re what keep me going.I love you daughter & will see you in heaven” #Latism

— Nina Terrero (@THEnininsky) December 19, 2012

Lupillo Rivera takes mike at memorial, wearing sunglasses but tears streaming down face #Latism

— Nina Terrero (@THEnininsky) December 19, 2012

Lupillo breaks down at memorial, loss for words. “Jenni, forgive me for crying” #latism

— Nina Terrero (@THEnininsky) December 19, 2012

Lupillo Rivera says he can’t sing live at memorial, but plays pre-taped musical/video tribute to young sister Jenni- #latism

— Nina Terrero (@THEnininsky) December 19, 2012

Aw! Mother Rose & father Pedro laugh over baby pictures of Jenni Rivera during brother Lupillo’s video/musical tribute #latism

— Nina Terrero (@THEnininsky) December 19, 2012

daughter Chiquis “Mom, i’ll catch you on the flip side”; cries throughout remarks

— Nina Terrero (@THEnininsky) December 19, 2012

adorable…Jenni Rivera’s son recalls the nights they spent together watching Jerry Springer at their Compton house,”eating cookies” #latism

— Nina Terrero (@THEnininsky) December 19, 2012

Jenni Rivera’s eldest son Michael offers moment of silence for sandy hook elementary victims during memorial #latism

— Nina Terrero (@THEnininsky) December 19, 2012

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just like other siblings, daughter Jenicka opts to speak to crowd in english at Jenni Rivera memorial #latism

— Nina Terrero (@THEnininsky) December 19, 2012

11-year-old Johnny takes stage, sniffling but looking dapper in red bow tie #latism

— Nina Terrero (@THEnininsky) December 19, 2012

Johnny Lopez Rivera: Every day I wake up and think, why does it have to be her? But I know you’re way happier up there than you were here”

— Nina Terrero (@THEnininsky) December 19, 2012

#JenniRivera‘s 11 year old son: “I’m so proud that Jenni Rivera who everyone is talking about is my mom. She’s finally resting.”

— NBC Latino (@NBCLatino) December 19, 2012

edited video footage of Jenni from her hit show “I love Jenni” is playing now during her LA memorial #latism

— Nina Terrero (@THEnininsky) December 19, 2012

Rosie Rivera takes the stage at Jenni Rivera memorial after brother Pedro Rivera Jr, evangelizes, asks for those to accept Christ #latism

— Nina Terrero (@THEnininsky) December 19, 2012

Is anyone surprised that people are raising their hands, praying for salvation with Rosie Rivera during Jenni Rivera memorial? #Latism

— Nina Terrero (@THEnininsky) December 19, 2012

“Thank you Jesus for Jenni Rivera, and God bless those who recognize you today,” says Rosie Rivera, “God bless” #latism

— Nina Terrero (@THEnininsky) December 19, 2012

Minister Pedro Rivera hugs sister Rosie after her call for people to pray for forgiveness at Jenni Rivera funeral #latism

— Nina Terrero (@THEnininsky) December 19, 2012

Thousands of white rose petals shower audience at Jenni Rivera memorial – just like Jenni would have wanted #latism

— Nina Terrero (@THEnininsky) December 19, 2012

Jenni Rivera’s mother kisses casket, caresses it before being escorted back to her chair by son at Jenni Rivera funeral #latism

— Nina Terrero (@THEnininsky) December 19, 2012

Viewers and fans are overwhelmed with emotion:

I wasn’t a fan of Jenni Rivera but her memorial is so lovely. So nice to see her loved ones talk about how wonderful she was.

— . (@ohkimberly_) December 19, 2012

the memorial for Jenni Rivera is heartbreaking. I just shed a tear when her son was talking. man that’s crazy.

— Lala Grymes (@lightanL_) December 19, 2012

Jenni Rivera’s son has the entire audience in tears, including Kate del Castillo and Edward James Olmos. bit.ly/URp2wZ

— Sara Bueno (@TVwebproducer) December 19, 2012

Yo this Jenni Rivera memorial is getting me all sentimental. Very touching! Can’t help but get teary eyes. #rip #jennirivera

— Sara J. Cortez (@meimei_93) December 19, 2012

The memorial of jenni Rivera is sad! I feel like crying! :/

— Idzel Reyes (@idzzel22) December 19, 2012

So emotional the memorial of Jenni Rivera.

— belinda vega (@bv_vega) December 19, 2012

Watching Jenni Rivera’s memorial ceremony. Words can’t describe how speechless I am. #RIPJenniRivera

— Jennifer Argueta (@JennArgueta_) December 19, 2012

crying my eyes out , watching the jenni rivera memorial </3 :'(

—❥ (@xoxoChell_) December 19, 2012

Watching jenni rivera memorial makes me realize i would be broken without my mom

— Jacklyn Garcia (@JacklynG91) December 19, 2012

Sitting here watching Jenni Rivera’s memorial service, balling my eyes out. Pulling at my heart strings /:

— Jen Garcia (@Jgarciaaa) December 19, 2012

Watching Jenni Rivera’s memorial is so sad.

— Julian Hernandez (@juliian_alberto) December 19, 2012

Have the biggest knot in my throat listening to my momma cry to jenni rivera’s memorial 😣

— Kassandra Lynn ✌ (@kassandralynn09) December 19, 2012

Crying watching Jenni Rivera’s memorial right now ;( #RIPJENNIRIVERA

— D E $ T I N Y ♕ (@DBarcoooo) December 19, 2012

Watching Jenni Rivera’s memorial funeral, it’s so beautiful.

— Prince 돔 (@domapoo) December 19, 2012

Jenni Rivera memorial service is heartbreaking and inspiring.

— Jordan Fish (@jwordfish) December 19, 2012

Jenni Rivera’s memorial is so emotional. Rest in peace “diva de la banda”

— Deanna Salazar (@DvotedQUINCE) December 19, 2012

This Jenni Rivera memorial has me wanting to cry so bad. May she RIP. And may her family find comfort that she is now resting

— Ava (ah-va) (@avapatar) December 19, 2012

Our thoughts are with Jenni Rivera’s loved ones. Godspeed, Jenni.

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Related:

Cruel: Ghouls swarm Jenni Rivera’s young son’s Twitter feed with false claims that she’s alive

#SaveJenni: Photoshop, conspiracy theories abound; Fans claim Jenni Rivera is alive, kidnapped

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