Mrs. Ivory Dee Weems Lingo was born to the late Delacey Tiller and the late Clarence Weems. Mrs. Ivory Dee was the oldest of nine children. She had five sisters and three brothers. Mrs. Ivory Dee was preceded in death by her parents and her husband George Washington Lingo (Hootie), as well as her brothers, Mack (Bert), Henry Weems, Britt Weems; and her sister Momie Lee Henderson.
Mrs. Ivory Dee Lingo received an eighth grade education, however she was very well educated in cooking, domestic work, care giving, and in the services in which she gave the community.
While in her early twenties she married Mr. George Lingo. They enjoyed forty years of marriage and was separated only by his death. Mrs. Ivory Dee Lingo was known as the mother to many! Her employment history includes cooking at Camp Rucker, catering, and domestic work.
She was a dedicated member of Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church. She and her husband would go throughout the community to pick up children and bring them to church. For loyalty and love of God, she received the noted honor of Mother of the Church, as well as Oldest member of the church. Mrs. Ivory Dee Lingo was a life long member of the Eastern Star Mina Chapter#349 for seventy five years.
Mrs. Ivory leaves to cherish her memories four sisters: Ms. Shirley Armstrong, Ms. Corean Weems, Ms. Daisey Lee Pouncy of Dothan, AL and Ms. Mattie Sue Culver of Detroit, Michigan; One special son, David (Anthonette) Marsh; Four granddaughters, Tekila Marsh, Tiffany McCloud, Tyeishie Marsh, and Daysha Marsh; Three great-grands, Dovante Marsh, Christopher Culver, Ivory A. Marsh; A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and extended family members.