Ivory Lewis Dennis
Birth Date: February 23, 1962
Death Date: October 25, 2017
Ivory Lewis Dennis was born February 23, 1962 to Johnnie Johnson and Essie (Dennis) Johnson in Mt. Bayou Mississippi. Ivory peacefully transitioned to be with the Lord on October 25, 2017 with family and friends by his side. Ivory moved to Decatur, Illinois in 1965, with his parents and brothers. Ivory accepted Christ and was baptized at an early age. Ivory worked for various contractors for ADM for over twenty years, ending with Jacob Field Services. Ivory enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He was always first to help, and with the biggest smile. One thing Ivory loved to do was laugh, he had a laugh that was very contagious to everyone around him. Even in Ivory’s illness his favorite line was “I am OK , I am alright”, never once complaining. Ivory leaves to cherish FiancÃ©e, Ruby Wilder of Decatur, Il 5 daughters Joyce Goodwin, Carol Goodwin, Reane Dennis all of Phoenix, AZ Tia Dennis-Blue of Decatur, Il and Iraya Dennis of Kansas City, Mo. 1 son, Ivory Dennis Jr of Phoenix, Az. 6 brothers George Dennis of Decatur, IL , Johnnie Dennis, Ricky Dennis, Rodger Dennis, Stanley Johnson all of Radcliff, KY Archie Johnson of Arlington, TX . 3 sisters T.Lashell Johnson, and Keyonna Johnson of Nashville, TN Coreatha (Tony) Byars of Decatur, Il. Step mom Betty Wiggins of Decatur, Il. Best friend D’angelo Shirley of Decatur, Il. 5 grandchildren, and a hosts of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other relatives. Ivory was greeted in Glory by his parents, brother Darren Johnson ad several aunts and uncles. Special thank you to DMH cancer center and the staff of 5100, the family of Ruby Wilder, and all other family and friends that has shown much love and concern.
Service info Saturday November 4, 2017 11:00AM Northside Baptist Church 929 N. Lowber Decatur, IL 62521 Visitation an hour before. Burial Greenwood Cemetery Pastor Embra Patterson officiating.