American Veteran 09

Ivory Reeves, Sr.

October 31, 1931 ~ June 22, 2021 (age 89)


Ivory Reeves Sr was born on November 1, 1931 in Almyra, AK to Isom Reeves and Mary Williams.  He had siblings, sisters Pearline William Gordon(deceased) Ernestine Montgomery. Brothers: Lawrence Montgomery(deceased).

Ivory met and fell in love with Blanche Jeffrey of Stuttgart, Arkansas and had two beautiful girl’s Betty D. Phillips and Mary L. Jones. Daddy left Arkansas and joined the Army, he served 8 years in service to our country. After his discharge from the Army, he then relocated to Los Angeles, CA. In 1969, Ivory met Bessie Hall, while working for Shell Gas. They fell in love and married, soon after, in September 1969.  Ivory took to Bessie ‘s young daughter, Dionna immediately. Soon after they completed their family with the additions of 2 boys and 1 girl, Bryon, Sherron and Ivory Jr.  Ivory’s youngest daughter Iveresha was added to the Reeves family in 1989, which made child # 7 for Ivory and completed the Reeves Family.

Daddy aka Scoob or Scooby always had a often told good stories now whether they were true, the verdict is still out…LOL. His love his family and desire to be an entrepreneur didn’t go unnoticed and it helped all his children to cultivate the work ethics they have now. He had a great laugh and always welcomed and fed anyone that come to his house. Our house was always full of people, drama, jokes, laughs, fights and fun! Ivory loved sports, He was a fan of the Dodgers, Lakers and Kansa City chefs. (I misspelled it on purpose) Go Raiders!

Mr. Reeves was a member of Angelic Institutional Christian Fellowship from 2009 until his passing, under Pastorate of Rev. Dr. James Lockhart, present Pastor: Rev. Dr. Renandez Grim.

He leaves to cherish his memory, Uncle Lonnie (LP) Williams, 7 children Betty D Phillips of Moreno Valley CA, Mary L Jones of Wilmar, AR, Dionna L O’Steen, Bryon K Reeves, Sherron M Lee, Ivory Reeves Jr of Arizona and Iveresha N Reeves of Coushatta, LA.

Grandchildren: Evelyn Bankston, Myra Lynette Bobo-William, Andrea Dick, Kimberly Jones, Betina Ellington, Janae Reeves, Tia Reeves, Ikarah Reeves, Sire Reeves, Chi’ary Boyd and Adonis Reeves.

Great grandchildren:  Christopher Bankston, J. Calvin Hunton-Phillips), Davon Tyler, Deon Williams Jr, Derrien Williams, Jasmine Johnson, Adrian Dick, Brittany Dick, Quinten Major, Brandon Dick, 2 great-great grandchildren, and many nephews, nieces, cousin, and a host of other relatives and friends.

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Military Honors
July 20, 2021

1:00 PM
Riverside National VA
22495 Van Buren Blvd
Riverside, Ca 92518

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