Lucille Harold Ivey, 87, formerly of Montclair, died May 9, 2018.

Mrs. Ivey was born Nov. 30, 1930 to the late William Thomas Linwood Harold and Ida Lee Green Harold in Princess Anne County, Virginia. During her childhood, she attended St. Joseph’s Catholic School and later Princess Anne County Training School. After high school, Mrs. Ivey worked for the naval operational base now known as the Norfolk Naval Base. On May 4, 1953, she met and married her husband of 49 years, the late Thomas Ivey. After moving to New Jersey in 1958 with her husband, she began working in 1959 as a hospital attendant at Essex County Hospital Center (Overbrook), where she worked for 38 years.

Mrs. Ivey was a member of the National Association of Colored Women. At a very young age, she became a member of the United House of Prayer for All People in Burton Station. During that time, she served as a mountain maid under the leadership of the founder of the United House of Prayer for All People, Sweet Daddy Grace. She also served as a member of the Queen Board and the Harold Gospel Singers under the leadership of Daddy McCollough. While in New Jersey, Mrs. Ivey attended services at the United House of Prayer for All People in Newark. Mrs. Ivey is survived by her five children, Charlotte Riddick, Deborah Harrison (Steven), Thomasina Ivey Trott (Lionel), Sylvia Holliman and Dinah Ivey Glover (Alton); two siblings, Elder Clarence N. Harold and Joyce Harold Walton; nine grandchildren, Antonio Riddick-Kiah, Steven Harrison, Tykesha Brown (Deon), Shawn Harrison (Samantha), Shalon Mitchell-Evans (Harold), Tanisha Bellinger, Kim Holliman, Dwann Holliman (Vania) and Marcus Glover; one great-great grandson; and a host great grandchildren, other relatives, and friends.

A Celebration of Life service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, May 19, at United House of Prayer for All People, 4426 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia,23462. Interment will follow at 1:30 p.m. at Memorial Gardens, 6309 Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk, Virginia, 23502. Services were provided by Beach Funeral Services, Virginia Beach.