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Jimmy James Rivenbark

June 4, 1938 ~ August 9, 2022 (age 84)


     On Tuesday night, August 9, 2022 our beloved Jimmy James Rivenbark, age 84, of Benson and formerly of Burgaw went to be with Jesus.

     Jimmy was born June 4, 1938 in Pender County, the son of David M. and Fannie English Rivenbark. In addition to his parents Jimmy was preceded in death by his brothers, Carl, Tommy, Billy O., Horace and Roland Rivenbark; sisters, Martha Rivenbark, Mary Bond, and Virginia Blanton.

     He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Mamie Chadwick Rivenbark; daughter, Kathy Rivenbark (John Ridd); sons, Jay Rivenbark (Sonia), and Keith Rivenbark (Renee);   grandchildren, Allison R. West (Brian), Ben Rivenbark (Tiffany), Asheton R. Smith (Justin), Joshua Rivenbark (Lynse), Kayla R. Dowdy (David), Daniel Gause (Kelly), Kaleb Coward (Brittany), and Kaitlyn Coward; great grandchildren, Claire, Ava, Alexis, Brayden, Tucker, Grier, Layla, Trevor, Emma, Ansleigh, Carter, Nash, and Walker; many extended family member and friends, all who loved Jimmy.  

     Jimmy was retired after 30 years as an enforcement officer with NC Wildlife Resources Commission. Also, he was a retired Pender County farmer. Gideons International where he had served as a state officer was near and dear to Jimmy’s heart. Wherever Jimmy and Mamie lived they found a church home which currently was Friendly Chapel Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church in Benson.

     Jimmy was loved by many and was the BEST husband, daddy, granddaddy, great granddaddy, uncle, and friend.  His passing closes an entire generation of himself and his siblings.  Jimmy was known best for his wisdom, thoughtfulness, generosity, humility, and for his unending devotion to his family, loyalty to friends, and faithful service to his Lord.

     He lived by a simple creed: Do justice, love your neighbor, and walk humbly with God. Jimmy’s life was devoted to uplifting others.

     Well done, thy good and faithful servant, enter into your rest.

     There will be a gathering of family and friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, August 12, 2022 at Friendly Chapel PFWB Church, 11455 NC Hwy 50, Benson, NC 27504.

     On Saturday, August 13, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. the family will receive friends in the Family Life Center, Gateway Community Church, 416 W. Bridgers Street, Burgaw, NC with funeral service at 2:00 p.m. in the church sanctuary. Jay Rivenbark, Keith Rivenbark and Kathy Rivenbark will conduct the service.

     Burial will follow in Riverview Memorial Park with Rev. Ricky Lee conducting the Committal service.

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     A service of Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home Burgaw Chapel.




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August 12, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friendly Chapel Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church
11455 NC Hwy 50
Benson, NC 27504

August 13, 2022

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Gateway Community Church Family Life Center
416 West Bridgers St.
Burgaw, NC 28425

Funeral Service
August 13, 2022

2:00 PM
Gateway Community Church
416 West Bridgers Street
Burgaw, NC 28425

Interment following funeral service
August 13, 2022

Riverview Memorial Park
9332 US Hwy 117
Watha/Willard, NC 28478

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