Dell Rivenbark

October 23, 1923 - May 9, 2014
Dell Rivenbark

Dell Rivenbark passed away Friday May 9, 2014 at Cameron Women and Children’s Clinic in Wilmington, NC. Dell was born October 23, 1923 in Pender County. She worked at Cate’s Pickles and Mount Olive Pickles before she became a full time Grandma. She loved to cook and garden.

Dell was preceded in death by her parents, Ora Mae Moore and John David Rivenbark, her son Lancey R. Rivenbark, and her sisters Lilly Mae Rivenbark, Hazel Han, Alma Cashwell, and Eunice Rivenbark.

Dell is survived by her sisters Thelma Warrick of Dudley, Helen Nun of La Grange; her brothers Jerry Rivenbark of Wilmington, and Alton Rivenbark of San Diego, CA; her step grandson Johnny Richards and wife Debbie, step great granddaughter Jennifer and step great-great grandson Dillon of Sandy Creek; step grandson Phillip Richards and wife Debbie of Savannah, GA, step great grandson Phillip Richards, Jr. of Leland, step great granddaughter Angelea Richards of Florida; step grandson Mike Richards and wife Barbara of Castle Hayne, step great grandson Mike Richards of Leland; granddaughter Connie Dell Rivenbark and great grandson Damian Rivenbark of Wilmington; grandson Lancey R. Rivenbark, Jr. and wife Nancy of Castle Hayne; and many nieces and nephews and very close friends she loved very much.

Funeral services will be held 2 PM Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel. Entombment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum.

Family and friends visitation will be an hour before the service at the funeral home.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • May 12, 2014
    Nancy L. Betz says:
    I had the pleasure of seeing Dell every Saturday and Sunday at the Woodbury Wellness Center in Hampstead where she was a resident. I have been the weekend Receptionist there since September 2013. Dell always had a smile for me when I came into her room where we had our little chats. When I'd leave her room I'd say, "I love you Dell" and she'd tell me, "I love you too darling". I'm really going to miss all those moments I had with my special Dell. God bless you.

  • May 09, 2014
    Linda Linares says:
    Jerry, I am sorry for your loss. You were, indeed, a good brother and your sister can now be your guardian angel. Sending love and hugs. "Stella"

  • May 21, 2014
    Lori (Miss New York) says:
    I only met Miss Dell last summer but I feel as though I have always known her. She was an amazing mother, woman and friend. Whenever I hear the words "I love you" I will think of her and the many times I heard her say it and show it. I will miss our visits but I am happy to know she is where she wants to be. Where she can be loved the way that she has loved. Lori

  • May 10, 2014
    Lancey & Nancy Rivenbark says:
    Grandma we love and miss you.