Jeweline Ivory was born on June 23, 1949 in Kansas City, Kansas to MaeBell and Roger Lockhart, she was the fourth of seven children.
Jeweline loved the Lord and began her Christian walk at an early age at Eighth Street Baptist Church where she was baptized. Jeweline grew up in Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri where she attended Douglas Elementary, Ashland Elementary and she graduated from East High School in 1968.
In 1968 when she joined the Marine Corps, she moved to Parris Island, South Carolina to attend boot camp. During that time, she met Verton Franks Ivory where they later joined in marriage. To this union, they had 3 children, 2 sons, Michael, and Robert and 1 daughter, Labana “Bonnie”. This union was later dissolved and Jeweline moved back to her hometown, Kansas City.
Jeweline’s work bears witness of her many accomplishments, one being Private Jeweline Lockhart, Marine Corps at Camp Pendleton in California. She received a National Defense Service Medal prior to an honorable discharge in 1970. She also held several jobs over her lifetime including: Security National Bank, Hallmark, JC Penney, SealrightCo. and she was also an Engineering Secretary. In February 1989 Jeweline started working for the Federal Government, where she had a wonderful career within the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). She retired in 2009 after 20 years of service. She was a dedicated employee and was always willing to be of assistance.
As a kid she was quiet, reserved and she loved to study and read books. She also loved to crochet and enjoyed making blankets for her grandchildren. She had a passion for cooking and loved sharing recipes with her family and friends, but one thing is for certain she did not believe in off brand cooking ingredients (that was her bougie side) gotta love her. She also had an extremely large number of movies (VHS and DVD’s) and a large collection of souvenirs from different states. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and anyone else who came around. People LOVED to be in her presence and in her home. Her love for people was evident and to know her was to love her.
Jeweline was a tough cookie and an extreme fighter. Her full and vibrant life took a challenging turn health-wise in the winter of 2006. Shortly thereafter, she had heart bypass surgery followed by a full heart transplant in 2009. With restored health she was able to enjoy her retirement and be a part of many milestones in her children’s lives.
Jeweline Ivory, age 71, entered into her final resting place the evening of Tuesday, July 28, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents, MaeBell and Roger Lockhart; her brothers, Bobby Joe Watson and Henry James Lockhart all awaiting her arrival at Heaven’s gate.
Her legacy of love includes her children, Michael (Deithrea) Ivory; Robert (Tarita) Ivory and Labana (Gawain) Davis; grandchildren, Gawain Davis Jr; Shelomi Smith; Maya Ivory; Damarion Davis; and Jaliyah Davis; siblings, Patsy Ruth (Nathaniel) Jones; Justine (Calvin) Harris; Josephine (late Murral) Stark; and Roger Lockhart Jr.; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Everyone who knew Jeweline loved her and will hold her memory in their hearts forever.
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