The funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the Ebenezer Baptist Church, Church St., Andersonville, Georgia, where Reverend Edward McKellar is pastor. Reverend Keith Gibbons will officiate. Interment will follow in the Lebanon Cemetery, Travelers Home Road, Ideal, Georgia.
Mrs. Ocie Lee McCants Ivory was born October 28, 1938 in Oglethorpe, Macon County, Georgia to the late Charlie McCants, Sr. and Eula Mae Dice McCants. She was preceded in death by seven siblings: Charlie McCants, Jr., Eddie McCants, Ulysses McCants, Richard McCants, Reverend Curtis McCants, Sr., Gary McCants, and Will McCants. She was educated in the public school system of Macon County, and she was married to the late Eugene Ivory, Sr. Ocie was blessed to be the mother of nine children; three preceded her in death: Michael Ivory, Kelly Ivory and Mark Ivory.
She was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church. After many years of dedicated services, she retired as a homemaker and seasonal farm worker.
She leaves a legacy of golden memories to her beloved family which include six children and their spouses and devoted friends, Gloria James (her friend, Jerome Williams), Oglethorpe, Georgia, Darrell (Gloria) Ivory, Waycross, Georgia, Debra Ivory (her friend, Lorenzo Davis), Demetrius (Jackie) Ivory, Carlia (a very devoted son-in-law, Deacon Tony) Walker, all of Oglethorpe, Georgia, and Rodricus (Latonya) Ivory, Montezuma, Georgia; twelve grandchildren, including one devoted, Amanda James; nine great grandchildren; five siblings and their spouses, Bessie Raines, J.W. (Margaret) McCants, Ida Pearl McCants, Aaron (Karen) McCants, and Cynthia Banks, all of Oglethorpe, Georgia; sister-in-law, Mary McCants, Oglethorpe, Georgia; uncle, C. T. Ford, Oglethorpe, Georgia; a host of beloved nieces and nephews; a host of beloved friends including, Janette Leggett, Ollie Harris, Lois Terry, and Ernest (Annie Pearl) Golphin, all of Oglethorpe, Georgia.
- Carolyn Boyce(Friday, April 11 14 05:02 pm EDT)
I extend my heartfelt sympathy to my family from across the many miles that distance us but because of a special love God's love yet abides from your cousins, Carolyn, Della, Penny, Tony, Michael and your grand cousin Mariah Emanuel.
we are praying God's Strength for each of you.
- SARA CLEMONS(Friday, April 11 14 12:26 am EDT)
AT THIS TIME OF SORROW,MAY THESE TRUTHS SUSTAIN YOU...YOUR LOVED ONE WILL ALWAYS BE AS CLOSE AS A MEMORY,AND THE GOD OF ALL COMFORT WILL ALWAYS BE AS CLOSE AS A PRAYER.
MAY GOD WHO SEES YOUR TEARS AND PAIN OF HEART CONTINUE TO STRENGTHEN YOU TO GO FROM ONE DAY TO THE NEXT.
- SARA CLEMONS(Thursday, April 10 14 11:22 pm EDT)
I AM VERY SORRY TO READ OF YOUR LOSS.MAY THE MEMORIES YOU SHARED OF THE GOOD TIMES SPENT TOGETHER BE A SOURCE OF COMFORT FOR YOU NOW AND IN THE FUTURE.
CONTINUE TO LOOK TO THE GOD OF COMFORT TO GIVE YOU THE STRENGTH YOU WILL NEED TO COPE WITH YOUR LOSS.[2 CORINTHIANS 1:3-4]
WITH SYMPATHY AND PRAYERS
- PATRICIA WALKER(Thursday, April 10 14 11:51 am EDT)
TO CARLIA AND FAMILY LEE IS RESTING IN GOD'S ARMS AND SHE'S AT PEACE, MY HEART AND PRAYERS GOES OUT TO YOU ALL. EARTH HAS NO SORROW THAT HEAVEN CANNOT HEAL..LOVE PATRICIA WALKER, STACEY, QUITA, STEP, SHAWN, RODERICK, BUG, LILROD, KERA, MR&MRS.ANNIE MAE HILL, RAYMOND HILL&FAMILY, EUGENE HILL&FAMILY,JANICE LEGGETT&FAMILY