Ivy was born and raised in Powder Springs. She has been married to Billy Smith, who was born and raised here in Douglasville, for 46 years. They have two children, Kevin and Hannah Smith and David & Emily Seabrook, and three grandchildren, Kristian Smith and Carter and Sarah Kate Seabrook. Ivy graduated from McEachern High School and earned a degree from Kennesaw State University.
Ivy has served on staff at DFUMC for almost 30 years. She says that serving here has afforded her the opportunity of a lifetime, to love and be loved by some of God’s greatest saints.
Ivy is a member of Beulah Baptist Church and the Encouragers Sunday School Class. She enjoys traveling with a host of friends, spending time at the lake with Billy, and spoiling the grandkids.
Her prayer is that she is ever faithful to her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. One of her favorite Scripture passages is Lamentations 3:22-23, “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is thy faithfulness.”