Heritage Funeral Service


Name:Ivery John Allen, Jr.
Birth Date:02/20/1958
Deceased Date:11/15/2016
Place of Birth:Oklahoma City, OK
Mother:Mattie Parks
Father:Ivery John Allen, Sr.
Visitations:10am - 6pm Tuesday November 22, 2016
Cemetery:Hillcrest Memory Gardens - 12825 NE 50TH Spencer,OK 73084
Services:Garden Addition Baptist Church - 4320 NE 20th St Oklahoma City, OK 73121
Services Date:11am Wednesday November 23, 2016


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(November 16, 2016 12:59 PM) Bob and Pam Isenberg wrote:
So very sorry to hear about Ivery. Bob worked with Ivery in Ponca City and Bartlesville for over 30 years. He will be missed. Know we are praying for you all at this time.

(November 16, 2016 5:01 PM) Monte Gartner wrote:
It was an honor being around Ivery. What a decent, hard-working, friendly, and considerate man to have known and worked with. He will be missed, but always remembered as a great guy!

(November 16, 2016 10:34 PM) Kim Adams wrote:
Ivery was a great person. I knew him & sometimes worked with him in both Ponca City & Bartlesville. I will remember his warm smile & friendly hello. He will be missed. His family will be in my prayers.

(November 17, 2016 10:51 AM) MARQUITA THOMAS HILL wrote:
Vanessa and Anita you are in my prayers, if there is anything I can do please let me know, your family is here for you all, Stevie will be missed by all. Love you guys!!!

(November 17, 2016 2:42 PM) Barbara Sherrill! wrote:
What a fun person Ivery was. Whether at work, theater, or just hanging out, he gave his best. First time I met him at Conoco, I thought he was really cranky, then got to know him, and he was just focused. You gave a lot to life, and will be missed!

(November 17, 2016 3:30 PM) Markesha Chiles wrote:
Praying for you all during this difficult time.

(November 17, 2016 4:01 PM) Michael and Frances Parks wrote:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

(November 17, 2016 5:08 PM) Doug Weber wrote:
All my prayers. Ivery was such a great friend with the best heart. He will be dearly missed but never forgotten. Rest now my friend.

(November 17, 2016 11:08 PM) Mary Palmer wrote:
Ivery was a wonderful guy. Always so friendly and positive. I first met him about 30 years ago at Conoco in Ponca City. Always enjoyed working with him. He is missed. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

(November 17, 2016 11:14 PM) Gaytha Sebor wrote:
I had the pleasure of working close with Ivery in Bartlesville even though I knew him for many years in Ponca. What a kind and pleasant person we was. Just thinking of him bring a smile to my face.

(November 17, 2016 11:17 PM) Karen Walker wrote:
Words cannot express how much Ivery will be missed. I'm lucky to have known Ivery for a few years...not nearly long enough! I'll miss his bear hugs and how good he always smelled.

(November 17, 2016 11:22 PM) Donna & Sonny Olmstead wrote:
Ivery was a great friend and a wonderful colleague. We knew each other for over 32 years. He will be missed by so many people. He was so kind and so free with his time. He was smart, artistic, and friendly. His family is in our prayers. Heaven is a better place with Ivery in it.

(November 18, 2016 7:44 AM) Melvin Theard wrote:
God bless you and your family.

(November 18, 2016 8:55 AM) Glenda Locke wrote:
So sorry to hear about Ivery. He will be missed so much, especially at COP. He was so much fun and a joy to work around. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

(November 18, 2016 9:56 AM) Bill Trout wrote:
Ivery was extremely gifted in many aspects of life and was always willing to help however he could. I admired his integrity and his work ethic. He will truly be missed.

(November 18, 2016 11:08 AM) Anita Gard wrote:
I'm having a hard time accepting this. I knew you were so worn out with pain but never dreamed this could happen. You were just with me. I have been blessed by you Ivery for 21 years. You were my husband's best friend for 28 years. You were always my safety net when Aaron was away. I knew you would take care of me. I will miss our Friday lunch dates. Your hugs were the best!! You were such a classy dresser. I loved to see what stylish clothes you would wear. I'll miss showing you my new nail colors (purple for you)!! You were so artistic, kind, funny, even tempered, slow eating, thoughtful, and loving. Thank you for letting me pray with you those last days. I treasure all of the times we were together. To your family, especially Vanessa and Anita, I pray for your peace that comes only from knowing and loving our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Thank you for sharing your brother with us his last days and treating us like family.

(November 18, 2016 11:08 AM) Julie Royce wrote:
Ivery was always such a joy work with! I loved his gentle, kind, and funny demeanor. He always had a way of making me feel appreciated. The world is a little darker with his passing. My sincere condolences to his family and loved ones. He will be greatly missed. RIP, Ivery.

(November 18, 2016 11:08 AM) Brenda Will wrote:
I have fond memories of working with Ivery for the last 32 years in Ponca City & Bartlesville. He was always willing to help me, whether it pertained to a work question or getting me the latest Poncan Theater info. (= He was always wanting to take care of you no matter what. He will be missed - my prayers are with you all.

(November 18, 2016 11:40 AM) Tana Tobias wrote:
Ivery was a pleasure to be around. He will be greatly missed here in Bartlesville. My deepest sympathy to his family and loved ones.

(November 18, 2016 1:01 PM) Kay White wrote:
I used to work with Ivery also. May you know that God is our refuge and strength. May He be with you in your sorrow, Brighten every new tomorrow, Free your hearts of grief and care, And leave just treasured memories there. You have my Deepest Sympathy.

(November 18, 2016 2:14 PM) Jeanette Reeder wrote:
I first met Ivery in 2006 and was not only impressed with his knowledge but more importantly how he interacted with everyone. He did not show any favoritism but rather tried very hard to help whoever asked him. His sense of humor was always welcome. He will be missed by all.

(November 18, 2016 2:52 PM) Jeanette Reeder wrote:
I first met Ivery in 2006 and was impressed with his knowledge but more importantly how he interacted with co-workers. He will be greatly missed.

(November 18, 2016 4:45 PM) Rosa Flores wrote:
My prayers and deepest sympathy, I will miss Ivery he was a very friendly and happy person his smile was one of his gifts.

(November 18, 2016 5:42 PM) Hattie Parks wrote:
We love him and we are going to miss him

(November 18, 2016 5:48 PM) Darlene and Bill Bostic wrote:
He will be truly missed. He always stopped whatever he was doing to help you and now he is dancing with the Lord.God bless you!

(November 18, 2016 8:32 PM) Barbara Watson wrote:
Ivery was a delight to work with and he will be missed. I pray God will give the family peace in the days to come.

(November 18, 2016 9:22 PM) Barbara (Bobbi) Tripp wrote:
What a fun and interesting man. Dedicated to being a good employee for the company but always ready to help you or just share his amazing smile or some laughter. RIP my friend until we all meet again on the other side and thanks for the memories!

(November 18, 2016 11:54 PM) Kathy Pettigrew wrote:
I've known Ivery ever since he came to work at Conoco in Ponca City. He was kind and funny. He was a great dancer I always loved watching him dancing around in his pink tutu on stage at the Poncan Theatre. I loved the fact that he came back to perform there after moving to Bartlesville. My deepest condolences to his family and friends.

(November 19, 2016 8:31 AM) Diana Hockett wrote:
Ivery was the brave soul who agreed to be my dance partner at the YMCA almost ten years ago. He quickly became my best friend. He was always there for me during the good and bad times. My babies became his babies. He took care of them so I could spend 5 weeks with my sister as she also passed to her heavenly home. I can hear them sharing stories now! Words cannot begin to express my sorrow at his passing. I thank Anita and Vanessa for letting me share Ivery's last days and being there for my best friend.

(November 19, 2016 9:15 AM) Dale McNeill wrote:
"May the angels lead you into paradise; may the martyrs receive you at your arrival and lead you to the holy city Jerusalem. May choirs of angels receive you and with Lazarus, once a poor man, may you have eternal rest." I met Ivery in the summer of 1979 at the ECU student union, where I was a very young, very shy, new student. Ivery introduced me to many people and just generally helped me be a better person. We've stayed in touch all these years; I'll miss him very much.

(November 19, 2016 9:20 AM) Cynthia Bizik wrote:
Ivery brought a peace and comfort to those who were fortunate to be in his presence. Whether it was times spent with Ivery at the Ponca Playhouse, Conoco or later at ConocoPhillips, I never saw Ivery without a smile on his face, laughter in his voice, nor did I hear an unkind word leave his lips. Ivery has left an impression that will last for many years to come. My family and I were blessed to have been recepients of his many extraordinary gifts. Resting in His Care, Cynthia, John and Jacob Bizik

(November 19, 2016 9:25 AM) Dave Biddinger wrote:
My heart and prayers go out to Ivery's family. You can take great comfort in knowing that Ivery was a very kind, friendly, caring and thoughtful person. He was a pleasure to work with as he brought a steady and calming influence to the workplace. I will always remember him as, strangely enough, he passed on our youngest daughter's birthday.

(November 19, 2016 1:06 PM) Darlynn Lemon wrote:
Ivery was a great individual.Enjoyed knowing him at Conoco Phillips. Always happy.He enjoyed dancing and certainly had the moves to teach line dances. Will miss him. Blessings to family.

(November 19, 2016 3:13 PM) Tera Schooley wrote:
So sad to hear the news. I have known Ivery since I was barely out of diapers. He was such a good man with such a big heart and always had a smile on his face. I'm going to miss him.

(November 19, 2016 7:19 PM) Loretta Dudley-Jeffery wrote:
Shirley Thomas, Jean Robinson, and Hattie Parks...my condolences to you and the entire family.

(November 20, 2016 10:50 PM) Cherokee Liles wrote:
I am truly sorry to hear about Ivery. I knew Ivery many years at COP. Ivery has such a beautiful, warm, and loving smile. Ivery was loved by everyone and a gift to many lives he touched. God bless you and your family.

(November 21, 2016 7:50 AM) Carma Lewis wrote:
Ivery was such a wonderful guy in so many ways, he was always kind, sweet, helpful and so many other things. I've worked with and know Ivery for over 30 years and he was always so sweet. He is greatly missed but will be forever remembered. I'm so sorry for your loss and all are in my thoughts and prayers.

(November 21, 2016 11:07 PM) Carolyn Mullin wrote:
I worked with Ivery in Ponca for many years.He was always in a good mood and patient and kind. And oh his smile could sure help when things got tense in the office. He was so helpful to me in making Powerpoint slides for presentations and other techy stuff way before the rest of us caught on. I am so sorry for your loss.

(November 22, 2016 8:50 AM) Mark Green wrote:
With Ivery's passing we've all lost a great friend and colleague. Ivery could always make me smile - it was his gift - and his gift will be missed! RIP Ivery John Allen Jr.

(November 22, 2016 6:44 PM) Shelley and Kurt Johnson wrote:
Ivery was such a wonderful part of all of us who worked with him over the many years. Creative, colorful and brilliant. He will be missed by many and he was a friend to all of us. Thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

(November 25, 2016 6:56 AM) Kim Walling wrote:
I still can't believe that he is gone. I worked with Ivery for over 30 years.My son and I enjoyed many a night at COP bingo. He had such a kind soul, and he was one that wouldn't say anything bad about anyone. He always saw the good in everyone. His smile and personality will be an asset to heaven. Rest well, my friend, until we meet again.

(November 28, 2016 5:58 AM) Steve & Jeanie Keim wrote:
So many things about Ivery that so many will miss, for us the constant up lifting smile, the laugh. We have known and worked with Ivery, for over 36 years. God Bless Your Family at this time.

(November 28, 2016 8:20 AM) Debbie Ledford wrote:
I not only worked with Ivery in Ponca and Bartlesville, but played mixed doubles tennis with him for many years in Ponca. He was always so much fun and a good person. He took the game serious and was good at it just as he was in his job at Conoco/ConocoPhillips. I will sure miss his expertise and his smile and friendly face.

(November 28, 2016 8:34 AM) Don Smith wrote:
My deepest sympathy.

(December 30, 2016 10:55 AM) Doris Brooks Duncan wrote:
So sorry to here. I met Ivery in jr high school we were in band together he was one of our best saxophone player he was first chair most of the time R.I.P. Ivery