Violet Gurganious Rivenbark

March 31, 2012
Violet Gurganious Rivenbark


Violet G. Rivenbark, of Wilmington passed away Saturday, March 31, 2012. She was a true and faithful servant of God and has gone to her heavenly home.

She was born in Richmond, VA to the late Rossie B. Gurganious and Mary Lillian Boney Gurganious.

Violet was a longtime member of Wrightsboro Baptist Church and former member of Oak Island Baptist Church. She was a former member of Bible Fellowship at College Acres Baptist Church and volunteered with the Brazilian Missions in building churches. She worked at NHRMC for 17 years until her retirement.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Bobby G. Rivenbark, Sr.; one son, Bobby Gene Rivenbark, Jr. and wife Lisa, and one daughter, Rebecca Violet Rivenbark (Jack Adkins); one grandson, Ryan K. Rivenbark and wife Rebecca, two step grandsons, Travis Smith and Jeremy Smith; niece, Wanda M. Gore and husband Charles, nephews, Horace Malpass and wife Susan, and Donnie Sessoms.

The family will see friends from 6 to 8 pm Monday at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

Funeral services will be held 11 am Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at Wrightsboro Baptist Church. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations should be made to Wrightsboro Baptist Church Building Fund, 2736 Castle Hayne Rd, Wilmington, NC 28401.

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  • April 01, 2012
    BOB& DIANE RICHEY says:
    Bobby, Violet will always be in our heart,and we will be praying for you for these hard days ahead.With Love Bob& Diane

  • April 01, 2012
    Peggy and Charles Owens says:
    May God's blessing rest upon you and your family for your loss. There is no easy way to give up a loved one, but we can be thankful for the great ministry of friendship and hospitality she had among us. We don't get over grief and the sense of loss but we pray that you will get through it with a sense of gratitude to God for all the blessings we have shared through Violet's presence.

  • April 01, 2012
    Kendall Linn says:
    I was so sorry to hear of your loss. May you find the comfort God so freely offers to those who are brokenhearted. (Ps. 147:3)

  • March 31, 2012
    Donald/ Jackie Rivenbark says:
    Bobby, Gene, Rebecca and all the family. We are so sorry for your loss. Violet Mae as we know her was a gentle sweet lady whom we loved very much. Always looked forward to seeing her at our times together. Know that we are thinking and praying for you all during this time and always. Love Donald & Jackie

  • April 02, 2012
    Candice and Glenn DoEpp says:
    Becca, Bobby and Gene, God truly has gained an angel. We will miss Mama Violets sweet smile and gentle, southern voice. Please know you are in our hearts and prayers. We are grieved by your loss. Glenn and Candice