Virginia E. Ivory, 81, of New Haven, entered eternal rest on July 13, 2021. She was the widow of Jesse Ivory.

Mrs. Ivory was born in Torrington, CT on December 31, 1939, a daughter of the late Oliver Thompson, Sr. and Frances Jones Thompson.

She was employed for many years at Truman School in New Haven as a Lunch Aide. Virginia was a longtime member of the Salvation Army Church in New Haven.

She leaves to cherish loving memories, her children, Gregory Ivory, Jeffrey Ivory, Virginia Reyes Colon, Marina Reyes Colon (Robert Manick) and Mariano Reyes Colon, Jr.; a sister, Roberta Proctor; brother, Donald Thompson; 14 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was predeceased by her longtime companion, Mariano Reyes Colon, Sr.; brothers, Gordon Thompson and Oliver Thompson, Jr.; sisters, Margo Walker, Pauline White, Phyllis White and Patricia Thompson; and two grandchildren, Hampton Brown and Thea Lawrence.

A funeral service will be held Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at 11:00 A.M. at Curvin K. Council Funeral Home, 128 Dwight St., New Haven. Viewing will be held from 10:00-11:00 A.M. The burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.