Sheryl Lee Ralph Celebrates Late Mom Ivy's Birthday with a Touching Post

Gracious Egedegbe
Jun 10, 2020
02:00 A.M.

Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph remembers her mom, Ivy Ralph, who passed away at the age of 90 as she wishes her a "Happy Heavenly Birthday."


Sheryl shared many photos of her late mom as she celebrated her birthday! The actress also commended how her mother lived and she referred to the deceased as a "Queen."

Sheryl Lee Ralph speaks during the 2019 Outfest Legacy Awards Gala: Unveiling of a New Era at Vibiana on October 27, 2019. | Photo: Getty Images

Sheryl Lee Ralph speaks during the 2019 Outfest Legacy Awards Gala: Unveiling of a New Era at Vibiana on October 27, 2019. | Photo: Getty Images

Ralph mentioned how much her mother followed God's will as she referred to her as a woman of God who was filled with wisdom. The actress went on to highlight her mom's devotion to helping those around her and also wished her a peaceful rest.

In the first picture featured on the post, Ivy can be seen sitting on a large chair as she donned a silky purple gown, an elaborate necklace, and a nice pair of earrings. In the post caption Ralph wrote:

"Happy Heavenly Birthday to my Mother Queen Ivy Ralph O. D. (Order of Distinction) A wise and wonderful woman...RIP Mommy."


Ivy, who departed the world when she was 90, was a renowned fashion designer. Of all the work she did, the one that stood out the most and brought her into the limelight was a garment known as the Kareeba suit.


Ivy is of Jamaican origin, so she was in Jamaica when she designed the Kareeba suit during the 1970s. The idea was so fantastic that it drew the attention of people all over the world.

Sheryl is also set to depict the life of a family matriarch in ABC's drama pilot, "Harlem's Kitchen."


Soon Ivy was shipping out numerous orders of the particular attire. It was worn in Jamaica and many other parts of the world.

Ivy earned an Order of Distinction from the Jamaican government because of how much the Kareeba suit had helped to improve fashion export from the country.

She revealed her time of inspiration and some other details regarding how the suit came to life. Ivy said:

"It was an idea I had as a child, a more comfortable style of dress for men. I wanted to help them get away from the jacket-and-tie…"


Ivy was talented in her field, and it looks like her daughter, who is well known in the world of entertainment, took after her. Sheryl is famous for the fantastic roles she has taken on in blockbuster movies such as "Dream Girls" and "Moesha."

One of her more recent parts was in "Motherland: Fort Salem." Sheryl portrayed the 45th American president in the production, showing how versatile she can be as an actress.

Sheryl is also set to depict the life of a family matriarch in ABC's drama pilot, "Harlem's Kitchen." Away from her career as an actress, she is happily married to senator Vincent Hughes. The two have been married for fourteen years.

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