Mr. Ivory Joe Borders, 69, son of the late John William “Bill” Garner and Eula Mae Turner Borders, was born in Iredell County on April 26, 1952. He departed this life on Monday, January 31, 2022, at the Gordon Hospice House in Statesville, N.C.

He attended Unity High School, and prior to his retirement he was employed by Trim Systems as a machine operator. One of his favorite passions and hobbies was working on cars.

He was preceded in death by his step-father, William Borders, who raised him from the age of six months; his grandparents, Katie and Hezekiah Garner, and Blanche and Eugene Turner; three brothers, Alfred Borders, Charles Borders, and Lonnie Borders; and a sister, Gwendolyn Borders.

He leaves to cherish the memory of his life two sons, Kenneth Jerome Dulin and Vincent Jones, both of Statesville; four brothers, Jerome Borders, Wayne Borders, Jerry Borders, and Bernard (Debra) Borders; four sisters, Yvonne (Joseph) Bennett, Sandra Reid, Belinda (Kevin) Spears and Angela Borders; his grandchildren, Ayshah Dulin of Charlotte and Kenneth T. Dulin and John Quis Jerome Dulin; a host of aunts, including special aunts, Nan Garner and Naomi Davis; uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends, including a special friend, Kenny Everhart.

Celebration of Life Services will be conducted Saturday, February 5, 2022, at 3 p.m. at Rutledge and BIgham Funeral Home. Pastor Michael Turner will officiate. Members of the family will receive friends from 2:30 until 3 p.m., but will assemble at the residence at other times.

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Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home is serving the Borders Family.

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