James Randall Ivey, 53, of 419 Captain Drive, Lexington passed away on Jan 18, 2020 at the Hinkle Hospice Home after a 9 year battle with the long term effects of Glioblastoma brain cancer. He was a miracle and introduced himself with “ I have a hole in my head.” He inspired many along the way.
He was born Aug 11, 1966 in Guilford County to James T Ivey and Barbara M Ivey. He was a graduate of Page High School and Guilford College. He was loved by many. He had a passion for music, art and animals. He often said that those of us who followed behind him to heaven could find him with the lions. He would be napping with their mane for a pillow. Above all, he loved God and, even with a bad memory, remembered more scripture than most theological scholars.
In addition to his parents, Randall leaves behind his devoted caregiver and beloved wife, Michelle Varner Ivey of the home. He also leaves to cherish his memory his 2 sons, Jacob Ivey of Winston Salem and Jordan Ivey of the home, a sister, Cynthia Ivey Mott and her husband Jeff, and brother, Thomas N Ivey. His nieces Jennifer, Kimberly, and his nephew Alex. He also leaves behind his princess and “sweet pup” Heidi Ann, his German shepherd.
The visitation and celebration of life will be held on at 2:30 PM Saturday, January 25th at Tyro United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends beginning at 1:00 PM at the church.
Friends may visit the family at his sister’s home located at 647 Plainfield Rd, Greensboro or at Michelle’s home, 419 Captain Drive Lexington.
Memorials may be made to the West Davidson Food Pantry 4600 West Old Highway 64, Lexington NC 27295.
Davie Burial & Cremation of Lexington will be serving the family. Online condolences may be sent to www.daviefunerallexington.com
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