Celebrating the life of Lois Jewell Ward
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Lois Jewell Pierce Greeson Ward passed peacefully the morning of Saturday, March 4, 2017, at the age of 95 in her home in Tunnel Hill, Georgia. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Ralph Greeson and Bertrand Ward, her son-in-law, William Lake, and her brothers and sisters, Willis, Alvin, Arvil, John, and Clarence Pierce, Leola Beasley, and Sybil Davis. Mrs. Ward was born on June 27, 1921 in Tunnel Hill, Georgia and was a lifelong resident. She was the longest living member of New Hope Baptist Church, having worshiped and served 78 years there. For 45 years, she worked along-side her husband, Ralph Greeson, farming vegetables, cattle, and chickens. Following his death, she and her second husband, Bert Ward, enjoyed years of traveling, residing winters together in Florida and summers in Tunnel Hill, where they also enjoyed cattle farming. She is remembered for her sweet spirit and gentle voice, her tireless work-ethic, her sense of humility and the modesty of a southern lady, and her devotion to and love for her family. As the matriarch of her family, she leaves a living heritage in each her children and grandchildren. She provided an example of a loving daughter who cared for her mother until her death. She was the epitome of a devoted, faithful wife who honored her husbands in word and deed. She was a supportive, God-fearing mother who raised two beautiful, successful daughters and loved her sons-in-law as her own. As a grandmother, she always had open arms to offer comfort, a lap for holding and rocking away tears, a sweet smile to warm the heart, a kind word to encourage and uplift, and an understanding heart to accept and love unconditionally. Mrs. Ward is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Mary F. Lake Hooper (Vernon) and Linda Pierce (Dennis), as well as numerous grandchildren–Deborah Lake Dawson (Jim), Darrell Lake (Lynn), Deanette Lake Bryant (Greg), Sheryl Pierce, Deanna Pierce Baker (David), Corey Pierce (Kim), Alanna Pierce Hunt (Matt). Also, Ms. Ward leaves a long heritage in her seventeen great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral service to honor the life of Mrs. Ward will take place at New Hope Baptist Church on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. with Rev. Mark Atkins and Rev. Keely Hasty officiating. Burial will follow at New Hope Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Rocky Face Chapel of Julian Peeples Funeral Home on Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Arrangements are by the Rocky Face Chapel of Julian Peeples Funeral Home, Rocky Face, Georgia. For more information call 706-272-9777.
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2627 Old Chattanooga Road
Rocky Face, GA 30740
2015 Varnell Tunnel Hill Rd.
Tunnel Hill, GA 30755
2015 Varnell Tunnel Hill Rd.
Tunnel Hill, Georgia 30755