Henri Tivis

Henri Jean Tivis

November 16, 1946 July 4, 2019

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Obituary for Henri Jean Tivis

Henri Jean Tivis, 72

EAST LIVERPOOL – Henri Jean Tivis, of East Liverpool, passed away Thursday morning, July 4, 2019 at the Stone Pear Pavilion in Chester. She was 72.

Born in Pittsburgh, November 16, 1946, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Fannie Lee Hill Carter. She was a member of the East Liverpool High School Class of 1966.

For 45 years, Henri Jean worked the mutual line as a teller at Waterford Park which later became Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort. She accepted the Lord as a child and was baptized at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania. As a teenager, she was raised in the Second Baptist Church in East Liverpool along with the rest of her family. She was an active member of New Hope Baptist Church for 50 years where she was a deaconess, church secretary, youth director, Sunday school teacher, and a member of the choir. She also taught Vacation Bible School. For many years, she was active with the Ohio Valley Missionary Union.

She is survived by her husband, Lenwood C. Tivis, whom she married 1968. She also is survived by a daughter, Gwen Gibson and her husband, Kenny, of Akron, and a son, Lenwood C. Tivis, II, of East Liverpool, as well as five grandchildren: Vanessa, Velinda, Marquea, Raelynn and Leniya, as well as two great-grandchildren: Arianna and Zoey.

She also is survived by seven sisters: Marlene Carter, Gail Harper, Linda Smith, Cheryl Carter, Jacqueline Pendleton (Charles), Phyllis Craig (David) and Toni Silva-Jeter (Jessie), along with a brother, Henry Carter, along with one aunt, Bertha Hill.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Araina Diane Tivis, and a sister, Kay Green.

Friends may visit Friday afternoon and evening at the Dawson Funeral Home where the family will be present from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. The Reverend Darrell Kendall will conduct a funeral service Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.

Following the service, friends and family will gather at the New Hope Baptist Church for fellowship.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, July 12th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Dawson Funeral Home
    215 West Fifth Street
    East Liverpool, Ohio
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    Friday, July 12th, 2019
    2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Second Visitation

    Friday, July 12th, 2019 | 6:00am - 8:00pm
    Dawson Funeral Home
    Address Not Available
    Friday, July 12th, 2019
    6:00am - 8:00pm
  • Service

    Saturday, July 13th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Dawson Funeral Home
    215 West Fifth Street
    East Liverpool, Ohio
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    Saturday, July 13th, 2019
    Rev. Darrell Kendall
  • Reception

    Saturday, July 13th, 2019 |
    New Hope Baptist Church
    Address Not Available
    Saturday, July 13th, 2019
    Immediately following the service at the Dawson Funeral Home

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FRED TAYLOR and FAMILY and Joyce Felton have sent flowers to the family of Henri Jean Tivis.
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Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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FRED TAYLOR and FAMILY purchased the Sweet Tranquility Basket for the family of Henri Jean Tivis.
Comment | Posted at 04:28pm via Floral Arrangements

Tina Smith

Tivis Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Sis. Tivis was a strong woman of God and she will be missed not only in our churches, but also in our community.
Tina Smith
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Joyce Felton

As you grieve know that we are remembering you and honoring the memory of "Henri Tivis".
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Joyce Felton purchased flowers for the family of Henri Jean Tivis.
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Kim Johnson

A good heart has stopped beating, a good soul has ascended to heaven. Aunt Jeannie was truly a blessing in everyones life. I hope the Lord brings our family the much-needed peace during this sad time. She will be truly missed and will always be remembered.
Candy and David
Comment | Posted at 07:33am via Condolence

Darlene Clayton

Gwen and Kenny Gibson and Tivis Family,
Our Prayers and Condolences to the family. Comfort and hold up one another. We now have a guardian watching over us from Heaven. God Bless each and everyone of you. Love You,

The Clayton Family (Norman, Darlene, Normika, Darice, Avalon, Kyndall and Ryleigh)
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