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Sirlester (Sam) Ivey

Born: Fri., Jun. 17, 1938
Died: Fri., Nov. 11, 2016


Public Viewing

12:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Nov. 17, 2016
Location: Harris Funeral Home Memorial Chapel


Funeral Service

1:00 PM Fri., Nov. 18, 2016
Location: Central United Methodist Church


Interment following funeral service

2:30 PM Fri., Nov. 18, 2016
Location: Lakeland Memorial Park


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MR. SIRLESTER "Sam" IVEY, 78 of MONROE, NC, passed away  Friday, November 11, 2016 at his home.

 Funeral Service will be held 1:00pm Friday, November 18, 2016 at Central United Methodist Church, 801 S. Hayne St., Monroe, NC.  

Interment will follow in Lakeland Memorial Park, Monroe, NC.  A public viewing will be Thursday, November 17, 2016 at Harris Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Monroe, NC.

Born Friday, June 17, 1938 in Union County, NC, he was  a son of the late Chester Ivey and Mrs. Marie Gladden Ivey and was  eighth of ten siblings.  He attended Red Level School in Union County, NC, he was also a member of Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church in Monroe, NC where he attended faithfully until his health began to fail him and he loved to listen to Mahailia Jackson.

"Sam" was married to Rose Lee Holmes Ivey, who preceded him in death.  He retired from Griffin Implement and Milling as a tractor mechanic.  After retiring, he started working for BB&T.  His landscaping ability could be Identified throughout the community in which he lived. It was no problem making sure the yards near him were kept emaculate.

"Sam" was also preceded in death by one daughter,  Paulette Bolden Ivey; four brothers,  Franklin Ivey, David Ivey, Smith Ivey (Maggie) and Joe Alsbrooks and one sister,  Minnie Lee Durins (Curl).

He is survived by thirteen children, three daughters; Sharon Gaspar (Joel), Kathy Ivey Caldwell, Kim Ivey Grady (Kenneth), ten sons; Dale Butler (Amy), Richard Ivey (Dwan), Rodney Ivey (Falin), Ricky Ivey (Machelle), Randy Ivey (Dorothy), Sirlester Ivey, Jr. (Shantelle), Reginald Eugene Ivey (Marie), James Hughes (Helen), Paul S. Redfern and Danny Redfern; two sisters,  Ruth Irving and Janie M. Lockhart and one brother; Ezzell Ivey of Monroe, NC;  two sisters-in-laws,  Betty Lois and Priscilla Ivey.  He also leaves behind a host of grandchildren,great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, aunts, uncles and several nieces and nephews.

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Judy & Alan Griffith
   Posted Sat November 12, 2016
Our deepest sympathy to all the family. You know how much we loved Sam. We are here for you all. Keeping you in our prayers.

Nikki Robinson Blakeney
   Posted Sun November 13, 2016
May your days ahead be filled with wonderful memories of your loved one. We extend our deepest condolences from our hearts to yours, The Robinson and Blakeney Families share your sorrow.

Kyle Hill
   Posted Mon November 14, 2016
R.I.P. Sam. He was like a second father to me as I grew up as a part of this family growing up in the Stewart Park/Quality Hill neighborhoods. True hard working man of God. I am the man I am today because of men like Sam and my Dad(Ducky). Go rest high on that mountain Sam as your work is done here on earth. God Bless this family.

Charlene Copeland - UCB & BB&T
   Posted Mon November 14, 2016
What a great man Sam was. He always had something positive and funny to say to people he worked with at United Carolina Bank and BB&T. He was so helpful and just a joy to know. Prayers and thoughts are with his family during this time.

Joyce & Tommy James
   Posted Mon November 14, 2016
We are so saddened to learn of Sam's passing. He was one of the kindest, decent human beings we had the honor of knowing. He always had a kind word for everyone and a happy-go-lucky personality. Sam will be sorely missed.

Harrison JR. & Blonnie Livingston
   Posted Mon November 14, 2016

Our sincere Sympathy goes out to all of you
you know how much I Love you all. I will forever
keep you in my prayers

Gladys cope
   Posted Tue November 15, 2016
Sam was a special man! Never saw him without a smile or kind word. We worked together many years ago at UCB Operations. He will missed by many.

Dru McCormick
   Posted Wed November 16, 2016
I was deeply saddened to hear of Sam's passing. I only knew him a short while, before he retired from BB&T, but have thought of him often over the years. His kindness and warmth made him unforgettable.
He will be truly missed.

Eugene and Karin Hollmer
   Posted Thu November 17, 2016
Our deepest sympathy and prayers for your family.

Boggs Paving, Inc.
   Posted Fri November 18, 2016
Richard & Reggie: Our sincerest condolences in the loss of your father.
Boggs Paving, Inc.

Chris Helms
   Posted Fri November 18, 2016
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of such a great man. Mr. Ivey was a good, honest, hard-working man that was respected in Monroe by all that met or worked with him. I have been fortunate enough to have been friends with some of Mr. Ivey's' son's and I know personally, that some of his great qualities have been passed on to them. I pray that the family know that Mr. Sam Ivey is in heaven looking down on us with that big grin.

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