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March 14, 2014

Ivan Rodriguez, 43, of 2021 S. LaSalle Ave., finished his fight with cancer on Friday, March 14, 2014 at his residence. Now Ivan is at peace. He was born June 29, 1970 in New York, NY, a son of the late Maria Bustamente. Ivan was former waiter at the Fudge Street Caf and Banquet Center in Covington. Surviving are two daughters, Isis Marie Oakes of Culpepper and Maria Diane Rodriguez; his fianc Abi Sibold of Covington; his adopted family, Reginald Craft, Sr. and his wife, Connie of Covington; Lorie and David Bess of Covington; sister and best friend, Stephanie and C.B. Nelson of Covington and Reginald Craft, Jr. and his wife Amy of Covington; Special nephew, C.W. Nelson of Covington and special friend, Morgan Shrewsberry of Covington and numerous friends and family. In keeping with Ivan's wishes, his body has been cremated. The memorial service will be held 3:00 PM Sunday, March 16, 2014 in the Good News Fellowship Church with the Rev. Steve Noel officiating. Following the service, the family will receive their friends at the church and at other times they will the residence of Abi Sibold, 2021 S. LaSalle Ave., Covington, VA or at the residence of Stephanie and C.B Nelson, 1542 N. Alleghany Avenue,( Old Pioneer Mall) Covington, VA. Memorial donations in Ivan's name may be made to the American Cancer Society, in care of Karen Buzzard, 807 McCormick Blvd., Clifton Forge, VA 24422.
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