Jeanie Mae Ivory Kendrick was born February 1, 1938 to Alberta Mamie Walker Ivory and George “Son” Ivory, Sr., in Marion County, Buena Vista, Georgia. Jeanie accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior and was baptized at Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church in Marion County. During her junior and senior year of high school, she served as the church secretary. Jeanie attended public school in Marion County until she transferred to Macon County High School in Montezuma, Georgia. After graduation she moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and graduated from Business Training College with a diploma in General Business. Jeanie moved her membership to Wesley Center AME Church in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. In August 1958, she was united in holy matrimony to Rance Kendrick, Jr. To this union, three children were born: Jeffrey D., Robert Jerome and Marcia Christina Kendrick. After moving back to Macon County, she joined St. Paul A.M.E. Church in Oglethorpe, Georgia. She faithfully served as a class leader, stewardess, steward, trustee, missionary secretary, Lay President, choir member and secretary/ treasurer for many years. Jeanie retired from Robins Air Force Base as a Supply Technician in 1999 after 22 years of dedicated service. She later worked at the Sumter County Health Department in Americus, Georgia for seven years before retiring from the workforce to relax at home and enjoy her retirement. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her brothers: George Ivory, Jr., Lester Ivory, Willie Lee Ivory, Sidney Ivory and Eugene Ivory; and her sisters: Gertrude Ivory Hughey, Lizzie Mae Ivory Thomas, Ruby L. Ivory Jackson, Mae Ola Ivory Taylor, Alma Ivory Woodard and Oseola Ivory. On Monday, November 15, 2021, Jeanie Mae Ivory Kendrick was called to her heavenly home. Her life and her love will forever be cherished by her loving and devoted children: Jeffrey Kendrick of Warner Robins, Georgia, Jerome (Yolanda) Kendrick and Tina Collins, both of Oglethorpe, Georgia; brother: Major (Rebecca) Ivory of Oglethorpe, Georgia; sisters-in-law: Geraldine Ivory of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania and Blanchie Hosley of Oglethorpe, Georgia; grandchildren: Syretta (Chet) Pitts of Detroit, Michigan, Anston Coleman and Tyrus Kendrick, both of Austin, Texas, Justin Kendrick of Oglethorpe, Georgia, Keyla (Justin) Holley of Detroit, Michigan, Devi Kendrick of Warner Robins, Georgia, Amber West of Houston, Texas, Corey (Courtney) Kendrick of Warner Robins, Georgia, Kierra Kendrick of Tallahassee, Florida and Amanda Collins of Biloxi, Mississippi; several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive. Sweet memories of you keep us going even when the pain of losing you is still so fresh in our hearts. We love and miss you!
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