The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Bridges Street, Buena Vista, Georgia, where Reverend Felton Poole is pastor. Bishop Melvin McCluster, Senior Pastor of Friendship Baptist Church, Americus, Georgia will officiate. Interment will follow in the Mount Zion Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Mt. Zion Road, Buena Vista, Georgia. The remains will lay in state from 10:00 AM until the hour of services.
Mrs. Ivory was born in Buena Vista, Marion County, Georgia December 13, 1936 to the late Rosa Lee Lockhart. Four of her siblings, Willie Mae Lockhart, Ella Bess Bateman, Lovie Jane McCauley, and John Wesley, preceded her in death. She was educated in the public school system of Marion County. She acquired her LPN License July 2, 1976 from South Georgia Technical College. For over thirty-four years, she nursed her family, community and surrounding area. During her professional years, she worked in the office of Dr. Willliam McCall Calhoun of Buena Vista, Georgia. She was employed as head nurse at the Lillian Carter Nursing Center of Plains, Georgia for several years. She retired from the Magnolia Manor Nursing Home in the year of two thousand. Because of her passion for serving others, she returned to the nursing profession serving as the Marion County Elementary School nurse for ten years. She was an active member of the Georgia Nurses Association.
She was a devoted member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church where she rendered her services in the choir ministry. She supported the church and all it’s ministries from her youthful years until her demise which came on Wednesday, August 31, 2016.
Inez's life changed when she captured the heart of her one and only love, Mr. Willie Lee Ivory. They were united in holy matrimony. She was blessed to be the mother of four children. Her husband and one son, Willie James Ivory, preceded her in death. Mrs. Inez was a mother and educator, for she taught her children well and they all became successful professionals.
She left a legacy of beautiful memories to her beloved family which include three children and three daughters-in-law, Bernice McCluster Ivory, Columbus, Georgia, Bobby James Ivory (Beate), Woodbridge, Virginia, Kenneth Neal Ivory (Gail), Chicago, Illinois, and Paula Ivory Nelson, Columbus, Georgia; seven grandchildren, Katrina L. Ivory, Daniel B. Ivory, Christie Gardner (Marcus), Nathalie Nicole Jackson (Antoine), Willie Anthony Ivory (Javana), Simone Alexandria Ivory, Kerry Neal Ivory and Michelle Lynn (Marcus); ten grandchildren; two god-daughters, Terena Richardson and Jennifer Sanford; one sister, Annie Ruth Terry (Ulysses), Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; one brother, James C. Lockhart, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Oseola Ivory, Sidney Ivory, Jeannie Ivory Kendrick, Major Ivory (Rebecca), Johnnie Lee Taylor, and a host of beloved nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to flowers, please make a contribution to Columbus Hospice located at 7020 Moon Road, Columbus, GA 31909, (706) 569-7992 or online: www.columbushospice.com.