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603 South Center Street
STATESVILLE, NC 28677
Phone: (704) 873-3611
Fax: (704) 872-2589
Vivian Imes

Vivian Imes (Gray)

Tuesday, March 27th, 1934 - Saturday, March 9th, 2019
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Vivian Gray was born in Harmony North Carolina on March 27th, 1934 to the late Ada I. Gray and Luther Turner-Gaither. Vivian was a graduate of Unity High School. On the morning of March 9, 2019, she was called from labor to reward.

In 1952 Vivian was united in holy matrimony to Mr. Ray J. Imes. She was employed by AMPRO Electric Company until her retirement. She was a faithful member of St. John’s Baptist Church for over forty-five years where she served on the Albert L. Jackson Choir and was a founding member of the Senior Warrior Committee. She was also a member of Piney Grove A.M.E.Z Church in Harmony, NC.

She was preceded in death by sons Freklus-Wing Imes, Johnny Ray Imes, Alfred James Imes and Ronald Lee Johnson. Brothers and sisters Robert Gray, John Henry Gray, J-Will Gray, Junior Lee Gray, Hugh Gaither, Elbert Gaither, Mary Gray Gaither, Carrie Gray, Louise Gray James, Hazel Mae Gray Davis, Pauline Gaither, Beulah Gaither and Lorene Gaither. One granddaughter Latasha McClelland and one Great-Great Granddaughter Ja’Kya Jones.

She is survived by daughters Nelda Imes, Alfreda (George) Redmond, Catina (Christopher) Imes and Cynthia Baxter. God-Daughters Wanda Barker, Tanya Gittens. One special son, Apostle Duval Witter. Grandchildren Kawon Imes, Kamesha Imes, Rameek Howell, Markus Imes, Shaniel Imes, Duval (Kerry Ann) Imes-Witter and Christina Hill. Great Grandchildren Anitra Mcclelland, Nyeshia Mcclelland; Storm Imes, Damesha Imes, Omari Montgomery, Josiah Dunkley, Bless Imes, Faith Imes, Tyrone Howell, Jr. Gershom Witter, Christian Imes, Akeon McClelland and Keshaun McClelland. Great-Great Grandchildren Royalty and A’monai Steele. She also leaves behind special cousin Stamey Holland and god sister Louise Morrison. Special Nieces, Teresa Gaither, Alma Reid, Mary Ann Parsons, Edith Dobbins and Teresa Minter. Special nephews Corey “Powerful”(Vanessa) Brown Ricky Morris and Andre Baxter and a host of other nieces, nephews, family and friends. Special Sister-friends Henrietta Wise, Betty King, Joyce Knox, Inez Cole, Dr. Dorothy Simmons and Ms. Esther.

To know Vivian was simply to love her. Vivian had an unmatched class and grace unique only to her. Vivian loved to cook, spend time with her family, friends and loved ones. She had a special love for her church, her Pastor and 1st Lady (Dr. J.D. Williams/Lady Janice Williams) she will be sorely missed. In her own words she would say “TO GOD BE THE GLORY, PRAISE THE LORD FOR FULL SALVATION FOR I KNOW HIS BLOOD STILL REACHES DEEPER THAN AND THE STAIN HAS GONE.”

Cerebration of Life Services will be conducted Saturday March 16th, 2018 at St. John Baptist Church 7405 Rockaway Beach Blvd. Arverne, NY 11692 Viewing: 6PM-7PM Funeral: 7PM

Cerebration of Life Services will be conducted Monday, March 18, 2019, at Piney Grove AME Zion Church in Harmony, Presiding Elder David Baker will officiate and burial will follow in the Church Cemetery. Mrs. Imes will remain at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home, 603 South Center Street, Statesville, NC until taken to the church to lie in state at 2:00 p.m. Members of the family will receive friends at the church from 2:30 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Visit the Book of Memories for Mrs. Imes at www.rutledegeandbigham.com. Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home is serving the family.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, March 18th, 2019 | 2:30pm - 3:00pm
    When
    Monday, March 18th, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Location
    Piney Grove AME Zion Church
    Address
    Piney Grove AME Zion Church
    HARMONY, NC
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  • Service

    Monday, March 18th, 2019 | 3:00pm
    When
    Monday, March 18th, 2019 3:00pm
    Location
    Piney Grove AME Zion Church
    Address
    Piney Grove AME Zion Church
    HARMONY, NC
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    Officiant
    Presiding Elder David Baker
  • Interment

    Monday, March 18th, 2019 |
    When
    Monday, March 18th, 2019
    Location
    Piney Grove AME Zion Church
    Address
    Piney Grove AME Zion Church
    HARMONY, NC
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Posted at 03:41pm
Nelda and The Imes Family, A memory, when we all lived in Far Rockaway, NY, I remember Aunt Vivian, Aunt Beulah and my mother, Raynelle, going out on a Saturday evening in the summertime, probably for dinner. They were all coiffed beautifully and dressed in white bell-bottom pants. Your Mother was wearing a lime green top with large white polka dots, Beulah's was lemon yellow and my Mother's a coral orange. They were true Southern Beauties and loved each dearly. They left going through the gates of the complex and on to the street. As we watched them from the window, A bunch of young men started to whistle and one yelled "The Supremes" and he wanted Florence Ballard (Beulah) We called them "The Supremes" from then on. The (real) Supremes once sung, "Someday We'll Be together." Well, they are all together again and can you imagine how that reunion went and is probably still going? I hope this little memory has made you smile. Our love goes out to you on this sad occasion, Mike, Butch and Thom
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Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love from Bishop Thomas and Statesville Covenant Cathedral
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