Mamie Letchworth Ward

Published 8:25 am Friday, July 10, 2015

Mrs. Mamie L. Ward, 83, was called into the presence of the Lord on Monday, June 29, 2015, at Baptist Hospital in Jackson, MS. Mrs. Ward was born at Oakvale, MS, April 16, 1932, to William Terrell Letchworth and Maude Hammond Letchworth.

Funeral services were held at Hepzibah Baptist Church on July 2. Burial followed at Arm Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Ricky Johnson, Rev. Michael Smith, and Rev. Will McNeese officiated the services. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Mamie was a homemaker, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was an avid quilter and known for her outstanding ability to cook and her chicken pie will be missed by many. Everyone loved “Mrs. Mamie”. She especially loved spoiling her family and friends.

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Mrs. Mamie is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Conley, Leslie, and L.T. Letchworth; sisters, Elva Fortenberry and Lottie Mae Armstrong.

Survivors are her husband of 68 years, Harlan Ward; son, John Ward and wife Cecile of Silver Creek, MS; daughters, Patricia Shoemake of Monticello, MS, and Kaye Sanders and husband Monty of Silver Creek, MS; grandchildren, Lee Robbins, Seth Sanders, Taylor Sanders, Robert Ward, and Claire Ward; great-grandchild, App Sanders; along with a host of family and friends.