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 02, 2012
    Mrs. Carol E. Turner says:
    Dear Bobby and family, So saddened to hear of Violet's passing. I am so glad we had the time together when a while back we came to your new house. It was so special the time you took with us to tour the whole house and hear stories in each room so delightful. We were blessed as you know to experience this type tour twice with you before you sold your old home in Wrightsboro as we were prospective buyers. I will always look back fondly of those times we shared with you and Violet so glad!! John 3:16 Your church family, Don E. and Carol E. Turner *Also very special moment in time when we took time to honor you and attend your long time anniversary party in WBC's new Family Life Center dining room. I will always remember your family group picture being taken of so very many lovely family members... you are truly blessed!

  • April 03, 2012
    Karen Turner Houston says:
    Dear Mr. Bobby, Many of my childhood memories contain the softness of Mrs. Violet! She was always kind to the kids in the neighborhood! Prayers for you, Rebeccan and Gene! All my love, Karen Turner Houston

  • April 03, 2012
    Betty M. McDaniel says:
    Bobby, I am so sorry for the loss of your wonderful wife. She was beautiful inside and out. I lost my Garry on the 25th of March so I know what you are going through. Praise the Lord, they are both with our heavenly Father. Blessing to you. Betty McDaniel