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Memorial Mass: 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 11, 2021

Location: St. Jerome Catholic Church

Interment: Private

Jennifer “Jenny” G. Rios Mansfield, 39, of Newport News, passed away Monday, May 31, 2021, surrounded by her family and dear friends.

Jennifer was a graduate of Menchville High School, class of 2000. She received her bachelor’s degree from Old Dominion University in 2006 and her career was focused on her love of teaching and on her students. Jenn’s passion was for her family, her friends and her students. She enjoyed many pastimes including music, reading, swimming, and spending time at the beach.

Jennifer was preceded in death by her father, Marcos Rios.  She is survived by her loving husband, Kevin Mansfield; their precious children, Zachary Rios and Zoey Mansfield; her devoted mother, Tamara Rios; her beloved grandmother Iona Mikesell of Hagerstown, IND; her sister, Jessica Rios of Newport News, VA and brother, Marc Rios of Denver, CO. She also leaves her numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Jennifer will be missed by her beloved colleagues and students at Gildersleeve Middle School.

The family would especially like to thank Dr. Keith Taylor and Dr. Arun Kumar, the Riverside Hospice Care Team for their care. Her special friends, who in addition to her family, stayed by her side until she passed: Amy Hollis, Shawn Long, Dee Williams and Tammy Chatterton.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Friday, June 11, 2021, at St. Jerome Catholic Church, with Rev. George Prado presiding. Interment will be private. The Mass will be live-streamed and can be found at www.stjeromennva.org. Arrangements by Weymouth Funeral Home.

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#12 robbin padgett 2021-06-11 14:53
You are an Angel now Jenn. You will be missed by so many. Soar happily, beautiful. Prayers of peace and healing for your family. xoxox
#11 Vicky Leon 2021-06-07 22:24
To my cousin Jen, you are an angel now. I am sad that we can't see you, hug you and tell you how much we love you. Yet, I believe you are dancing and rejoicing with the Lord in heaven! I thank him for your life which positively impacted so many. Your friends, students and most of all...your family! Your children have your spirit, kindness and determination! They are surrounded by love and support! We will always be here for Kevin, Zach and Zoey. I pray God's comfort to your mom, Tammy; your brother Marc and your sister Jess and all who loved you! My heart will always smile when I think of you! xoxo
#10 Erin Kane 2021-06-07 18:23
Jen was such a beautiful person, inside and out. She brought so much sunshine into the lives of others. I always looked up to her. I will never forget our early morning drives to swim practice. I will never forget her laugh or her smile. She will be missed dearly. My condolences to her amazing family. You all are always with me.
#9 Anna P Shelton 2021-06-07 17:55
I was very sad to hear about Jennifer's passing. Such a delightful person and wonderful teacher. She will be missed by many, but especially her family who loved her dearly. May the Lord bless those who mourn for her. Many condolences to Jessie and family.
#8 Marie Manchester 2021-06-07 17:25
Guy and I were so saddened to hear the heartbreaking news about Jenny. Our thoughts and prayers to the Rios and Mansfield families.
#7 Margie Cebrian 2021-06-06 09:16
Words cannot express the heartbreak and sadness by the news of Jenn’s passing. Prayers fir her beloved husband Kevin and their children Zach and Zoey.
#6 Bettie and Sherwood 2021-06-05 01:58
So very sorry. Our condolences to Kevin, Zach,Zoey, Jessica & Marc.
Praying for you all during this most difficult time with this unbelievable loss..
#5 Kymani Pearson-Brown 2021-06-04 22:14
I’m heartbroken for all those whose lives she touched. She was such a kind and intelligent person, and wonderful colleague. Sending love and prayers of comfort to her friends and family.
#4 Emily Rios 2021-06-04 21:12
Our family in Puerto Rico is sadden to know about the passing of our niece Jennifer. May she rest in peace in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ and the Blessed Mother Always Virgin Mary.
#3 Traci Waters-Ellis 2021-06-04 19:38
Jenn will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Traci Waters-Ellis
#2 Gregory Buckley 2021-06-03 20:09
Precious and full of love... She gave it frequently... RIH
#1 Alexander/Smith fami 2021-06-03 18:19
It is with a heavy heart to write our condolences to the Rios and Mansfield family..the hardest thing is to send such a bright and happy soul to the angels...praying for all her family and friends to find peace with such a loss...will always hold our memories of Jennifer close to the heart...love to all..Jennie, Bucky, nick, Dena and Eric
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