View Archive



May 21, 1924-March 16, 2017

Tempie Warrick Rivenbark, 92, of Wilmington, passed away March 16, 2017 at the Davis Community.

She was born May 21, 1924, to the late Leroy and Lola Warrick. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Rivenbark; and daughter, Ginnie Rose Rivenbark.

Tempie is survived by her son, H. Gene Rivenbark (Vicki); daughter, Pansy R. Rumley (Wilson), all of Wilmington; daughter, Iris R. Sexton of Princeton, N.C.; grandchildren, Will Rivenbark, Julie Woodring (Ricky), Lyn Riggs, Tina Cheek, and Ventzie Penev (Theresa); great-grandchildren, Justin, Kelsey and Lee Woodring, and Nadia and Ilko Penev; and many nieces and nephews.

Tempie was a member of Wrightsboro United Methodist Church and truly loved going to church there. She lived her faith and was loved by all who met her. She always had a kind word of encouragement or compliment for all and brought out the best in everyone.

Tempie was famous for her cooking skills. She made the best biscuits, cakes, and pies. She was also an excellent seamstress. She enjoyed reading, writing, and crafts. As long as she was able, Tempie loved to entertain and the Rivenbark home was regularly filled with visitors.

She will be missed greatly, but there is no doubt that she is now entertaining in Heaven.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 19, 2017, at Andrews Market Street Chapel.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, March 20, 2017, at Wrightsboro United Methodist Church. A committal service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at Wayne Memorial Park in Goldsboro, N.C.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Tempie's memory may be made to Wrightsboro United Methodist Church, 3300 N. Kerr Ave., Wilmington, N.C., 28405.

Condolences to the family at www.andrewsmortuary.com.

Andrews Market Street Chapel.


Published in Obituaries on March 19, 2017 12:36 PM