Virginia Mae Edwards Ivey

ROANOKE RAPIDS — Virginia Mae Edwards Ivey of Roanoke Rapids went home to be with our Heavenly Father on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021, due to natural causes.

Virginia Mae was a lifelong and faithful member of First Pentecostal Holiness Church of Roanoke Rapids, prior to failing health. She loved and was loved by many.

Virginia Mae was preceded in death by her loving husband, James O. Ivey; siblings, Jack Edwards, Jimmy Edwards, Lloyd Edwards, Dorothy Edwards Franks, Charlotte Edwards Johnson; son, Lloyd A. “Sonny” Ivey; and grandson, Patrick O. Groves.

Virginia Mae left to continue her loving, Christian demeanor a daughter, Betty Lou Ivey Studley and her husband, Dennis; son, Jim Ivey; seven grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 24 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Virginia Mae also left special caretaker, Kay Phillips, of the home.

The family will receive friends at 10 a.m., followed by services at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 26 in the chapel of Wrenn, Clarke & Hagan Funeral Home in Roanoke Rapids, which is handling the arrangements. Pastor Don Causey will officiate, with special music by the Rev. Ricky Barnes and pianist Denise Barnes.

For the safety of all, the CDC guidelines of social distancing and face masks will be required.

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