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Ivelyn English

May 10, 1919 — October 25, 2014

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Ivelyn Jordan English

Stapleton, GA  – Ivelyn Jordan English, 95, loving wife of the late William Thomas English, entered into rest Saturday evening, October 25, 2014 at Cedar Plantation Assisted Living in Metter GA. Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM Tuesday, October 28, 2014 in the James Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverends Don Black and Jason Allen officiating. Interment will follow in the Stapleton Memorial Cemetery.

One of five children born to the late Addie Pearl Kitchens Jordan and Tommy Ivy Jordan, Ivelyn grew up in the Mitchell-Stapleton area. She was a long-time member of Stapleton Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for many years, after which she was a member of Stapleton United Methodist Church. She enjoyed working in her flowers, watching Braves baseball and doing crafts at Silver Linings, which she did until she was a patient. She especially enjoyed cooking “specialty” meals for her family as well as having them with her for the holidays. Being a fun-loving, peaceful person, Ivelyn loved being with her family and friends. Known for her strong faith, she faced each tomorrow with joy and hope.

Ivelyn is also preceded in death by her son, Tommy English; her daughter, Joyce Allen; and all four siblings, Mary Faglier, Dorsey Jordan, Hardwick Jordan and Fred Jordan. Survivors include her daughters, Ellen Vickers (Vic) of Tifton, and Krystal Ponder (Ronnie) of Metter; five grandchildren, Greg Ponder (Lisa), Ivey Vickers, Robin Brock (Steve), Will English (Ashley) and Jason Allen (Joanie); and nine great-grandchildren, Laney Allen, Maggie Ponder, Thomas Ponder, Miller Allen, Aaron Allen, Lindsey Ponder, Hadley Allen, Wes Brock and William English. Pallbearers will be Chip Johnson, Cliff Johnson, Will Johnson, Donald Guy, James Sheppard and Scott Stapleton. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be members of the Stapleton United Methodist Church.

The family will receive friends at James Funeral Home from 6:00-8:00PM Monday, October 27, 2014.
Legacy of Love

A wife, a mother, a grandma too,
This is the legacy we have from you.

You taught us love and how to fight,
You gave us strength, you gave us might.

A stronger person would be hard to find,
And in your heart, you were always kind.

You fought for us all in one way or another,
Not just as a wife, not just as a mother.

For all of us you gave your best,
Now the time has come for you to rest.

So go in peace, you’ve earned your sleep,
Your love in our hearts, we’ll eternally keep

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