Avery Marquavis Ponder, 22, of 389 Preyer Street, Shelby, NC passed away Sunday, November 17, 2019. A native of Charlotte, NC, he was the son of Avery M. Ponder and Detra L. Tate. He was a 2016 graduate of Crest High School and was employed with RSI. In addition to his parents, he leaves to cherish fond memories two daughters; seventeen siblings; paternal grandfather, Bishop Robert L. Ponder; paternal grandmother, Evangelist Lila M. Wilson; paternal great-grandfather, Rev. J.D. Ponder; paternal great-grandmother, Beaudell M. Ponder; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Light Oak Baptist Church of Shelby, NC. Burial will follow in Shoal Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Shelby, NC. Visitation will begin at 12:00 p.m. Saturday until time of service at Light Oak Baptist Church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Community Mortuary, 102 Marion Avenue, Spartanburg, SC.
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