Hazel Sapp Bivins

Published 12:45 pm Thursday, October 29, 2015

Hazel Sapp Bivins

October 17, 2015


A Homegoing celebration service for Hazel S. Sapp Bivins, 99, of Plant City, Florida, was held Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 1 p.m. at Greater New Hope Anointed Ministries in Plant City, with Rev. Lawrence Glover officiating. The eulogy was given by her son, Rev. Adren Bivins, Sr. Interment was in the Garden of Peace with Charles G. Tanner II, Abraham Bivins and Jordan Ford serving as pallbrearers.

Mrs. Bivins was born November 30, 1915 in Arlington, Georgia to the late Idus and Ada Gibson Sapp. She was the seventh of 13 children born into the family.

She departed this life on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at her home in Plant City.

She confessed Christ at an early age and dedicated her life to the Lord. After moving to Plant City she joined Mt. Olive A.M.E. Church. She was a devoted Christian and served the community by feeding the hungry, visiting and praying for the sick and always shared her dreams with family and friends. She was known in the community with much love and respect. She was the descendent of the great Apache Indian Chief Geronimo.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Abraham Bivins Sr. who passed away in 1958; two sons, Daniel Bivins and Abraham Bivins Jr.; by her siblings, Ethel Sheppard-Jackson, Ivey Sapp, Oliver Sapp, Vera (Sapp) McClendon, Author Sapp, Ollie Sapp, Stella Sapp, Ella Mae Simmons, Eric Sapp, Dora Lee Sapp, Idus Sapp Jr.

She leaves to cherish so many precious memories, her children: Corene Jones Dawson of Albany, Ga., Jessie Bivins James (Johnny James Jr.) of Plant City and Rev. Adren Bivins, Sr.(Sylvia) of Attapulgus, Ga.; one brother Deacon McKinley Sapp (Luella) of Albany; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; a special niece, Mrs. Ethel Ferguson (George); and two special caregivers, Brenda Gadsden and her daughter Brittney Drake.

Charlow Funeral Home of Plant City was entrusted with the arrangements.