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Ivey Jane Wimberly was the last-born child to William and Georgia Mae Wimberly on Feb. 28, 1969, in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was the sweet and loving baby sibling to one sister and two brothers. The family moved from Ohio to Midway when Ivey was 3 years old, where she resided through her college years. While living in Midway, she accepted Christ at a young age at Pilgrim Baptist Church, pastored by her father. After graduating from Woodford County High School in 1986, she matriculated at Eastern Kentucky University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcasting in 1992. After receiving her bachelor’s degree, she completed graduate work at Western Kentucky University. She moved to the state of Georgia, where she resided until her death. Ivey was very creative and loved to do various art projects as well as sing and dance. She was as beautiful on the outside as well as on the inside and took an early interest in participating in beauty pageants. She won her first beauty contest in the 8th grade and competed in many more and eventually became Miss Black Kentucky. She then competed in the Miss Black USA in the early 1990s. Ivey was preceded in death by her mother, Georgia May Wimberly; grandparents, George and Annie Mae (Nee Perry) Wimberly; Albirta and Dennis Christian; and George and Pauline Ivey. She leaves to mourn her father, William Solomon Wimberly Sr.; a sister, Winifred (Lawrence Ray Sr.) Wimberly Williams; two brothers, William Solomon Wimberly Jr. and David George Wimberly; and a host of other relatives and friends whom she loved dearly. Viewing of the body will be from 1 until 7 p.m. Friday, March 20, at Paschal Memorial Funeral Home, 181 Church Street N., Jeffersonville, Georgia. The funeral will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 21, at Mt. Olive Missionary Church, Jeffersonville, Georgia.

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