Ivory Marie Chappell, 40, of Owensboro, passed away on May 7, 2023. Born in California on June 19, 1982, to the late Darick Darnell Chappell and Wandra Simmons, she resided in Owensboro, Kentucky during the later years of her life.
Ivory taught herself how to cook, loved to play basketball and run track, and filled her soul with music. She consistently found laughter in nearly any situation. She touched all our lives dearly as a mother, daughter, sister, cousin, niece, or co-worker. And, in those relationships, she most importantly came forth as a friend.
Ivory chose to receive the Lord in her life at an early age. She was baptized in Los Angeles at Abyssinia Baptist Church, where she served as a junior usher. At the time of her passing, she served and fellowshipped with Living Waters Fellowship Ministries in Evansville, Indiana.
Ivory was preceded in death by her father, maternal grandparents, Adolph and Bessie Witherspoon, paternal grandparents, Ernest Joseph and Rose Chappell.
Ivory’s Legacy will live on through her surviving children, Dontay R. V. Frierson and his dad Dontay Frierson of California, Island Poindexter and her dad George Poindexter; mother, Wandra (Milton) Simmons of Owensboro; two sisters, Jacq (Randi) Jurado of San Jose and Jasmine White of Compton, California; three brothers, DeAndre (Twyla) Chappell, David Lemon, and Darick (Amanda) Chappell Jr. all of Compton California; niece, Charleigh; nephew, Sean all of San Jose California; and an abundance of family members and friends who were a part of her journey.
A homegoing celebration will be at 11:00 AM Saturday June 3, 2023 at Fourth Street Baptist Church, 821 W 4th St, Owensboro, KY 42301 with Senior Pastor Mario C Pearson officiating and Pastor Dione Sanders as eulogist. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 PM Friday June 2 at McFarland Funeral Home, 1001 W 5th St, Owensboro, KY 42301 and Saturday at 10:00 AM at the Church. Burial will occur Monday morning for family only at Rosehill-Elmwood Cemetery, 1300 Old Hartford Rd, Owensboro, KY.