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Edith Pearl Ivey

September 17, 1943 August 1, 2019
Edith Pearl Ivey
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Edith Pearl Ivey was born September 17, 1943 in Cottageville, South Carolina to Annie Ruth Lee. Her childhood was spent in South Carolina, and when she reached adolescence, Edith's mother brought her to New York City to live.

Edith attended Girl's High School. While she excelled at her academic studies, she enjoyed the social aspect of high school. She made many friends, and she flourished under the guidance of her mother, Annie Ruth.

In the late fifties and early sixties, Edith became a mother to two daughters, Carolyn Ann, and Barbara Robin. Later on in the sixties, she became a sister when her mother gave birth to Edith's brother, Henry.

Edith Pearl fell in love and married Walter Ivey, Sr. He was a hardworking man from Raleigh, North Carolina and he was instantly smitten with Edith. Their love endured from the time of their marriage in the early sixties until Walter Ivey's death on March 7, 2015. Out of their union, they were blessed with the birth of their son, Walter Ivey Jr., in February 1971. The Iveys relocated from Brooklyn, NY to Newark, New Jersey. Though Edith loved Brooklyn, she made Newark her home, and she became an integral part of her community.

Once her son, Walter, started attending school, she immediately became active in her son's school. She extended her love of knowledge to not just her son and daughters, and she took an avid interest in her students once she began working for the Newark Public school systems.

In her neighborhood, Edith helped create a community garden that brought green life and healthy food to her family's table and the others who worked beside Edith to create a green oasis.

Edith loved to learn. She took classes at Essex County College. Her spirit, intelligence, and determination showed in how she never stopped learning.

Edith was also a God-fearing woman. The church always meant a lot to her and she, as well as her husband Walter, was a long-time member of Zion Hill Baptist Church.

Being with Edith was always a joy. When she wasn't cooking up a storm, she was always joking and singing because she loved music and good times.

Edith leaves to cherish her memory: her three children, Carolyn Ann, Barbara Robin and Walter Ivey; her three grandsons, Aaron, Jacob and Elijah; and her many relations on her mother's side of her family. She is also survived by her extended family by way of her marriage to Walter Ivey Sr.

Edith Pearl Ivey leaves behind many friends and acquaintances who will not soon forget her lively nature, her great cooking and her exuberant love of life, family and friends.

Though we are all saddened by the passing of such a wonderful woman, we are glad that Edith is home with her loving God. We were all blessed by her presence on this Earth, and with that, we say:
"Welcome to the peace of Heaven, Edith. Until we meet again by the Grace of the Lord.”

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Visitation

Friday

9

Aug

10:00 AM 8/9/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 8/9/2019 11:00:00 AM
Zion Hill Baptist Church

152 Osborne Terrace
Newark, NJ 07112

Zion Hill Baptist Church
152 Osborne Terrace Newark 07112 NJ
United States

Funeral Service

Friday

9

Aug

11:00 AM 8/9/2019 11:00:00 AM
Zion Hill Baptist Church

152 Osborne Terrace
Newark, NJ 07112

Zion Hill Baptist Church
152 Osborne Terrace Newark 07112 NJ
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Cemetery Final Resting Place

Arneytown, NJ

Arneytown NJ
United States
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