Zelda Mae Ward

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Zelda Mae Ward

of Quitman, AR

July 1, 1926 - January 12, 2022

Zelda Mae (Jones) Ward, 95, of Quitman, AR passed away on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at Superior Health and Rehab in Conway, AR. She was born July 1, 1926 on Beckett Mountain (Mt. Vernon, Arkansas) to the late Clay Ridley Jones and Mary Ella (Cook) Jones.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Marvin Junior Ward, two sons, Marvin Clayton Ward and Donald Ray Ward, one granddaughter, Shannon Ward, two brothers, W. D. Jones and Orlan Jones, and two sisters, Betty Nash and Dorothy Rigdon.

Left to cherish her memory are two sons and one daughter and their spouses, Pat and Christa Ward of Hensley, AR, David and Karla Ward of Quitman, AR, and Donna and Michael Harris of Conway, AR, two daughters-in-law, Ann Ward of Vilonia, AR and Suellen Ward of Guy, AR. Ms. Zelda also leaves one sister, Rebecca Garrison of Bella Vista, AR, and sister-in-law, Venita Jones, of St. Louis, MO., 7 grandsons, Stanley Ward, Larry Parish (Stacy), Jimmy John Ward (Nikki), Jason Ward (Tabitha), Cade Ward (Amber), Brian Ward (Mona), and Jed Ward (Deidra), 2 granddaughters, Cecilia Bunch (Brett) and Deana Barnard (Shawn),
several great and great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Ms. Zelda was a member of the Church of Christ and attended White Oak Church of Christ as long as she was able.

Ms. Zelda was employed by The Glove Corporation in Heber Springs, AR and worked alongside her husband for 32 years until they both retired in 1988.

In her younger years, Ms. Zelda enjoyed growing a vegetable garden, quilting, and cooking for her family, especially making her Christmas candies. She also enjoyed watching college basketball, especially the Razorbacks and Duke.

The family would like to extend special thanks to Superior Health and Rehab and Kindred Hospice for their loving, compassionate care of our Mom.

Per Ms. Zelda's request, due to Covid, there will be no funeral service. General public visitation will be from 1:00pm until 5:00pm, Sunday, January 16, at Roller Funeral Home, Greenbrier, Arkansas. A private graveside service for immediate family will be at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

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Alana and T. J. Shaw
Quitman, AR
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Sunday, January 16, 2022

So sorry to lose this very sweet neighbor and friend.

Daniel and Linda Maddox
Quitman, AR
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Sunday, January 16, 2022

We loved her very much and will be greatly missed. Prayers to all the family

Darrell and Chris Hopkins
Quitman, AR
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Friday, January 14, 2022

So sorry for your loss she was a wonderful lady Praying for her family

Vickie Matthews Alcorn
Strafford, MO
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Friday, January 14, 2022

Mrs. Ward was such a sweet lady and always had a smile anytime you saw her. Prayers to her family and may memories bring you comfort in the days to come.

Joe and Rose Ellen Freeman
Quitman,, AR
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Friday, January 14, 2022

Zelda was such a precious lady.
She will be missed, but in a much better place, now.
Love ❤️and prayers 🙏 to the family.🌹
Joe and Rose Ellen

Gayla ( Barger) Chapman
Greenbrier, AR
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Thursday, January 13, 2022

Donna: so sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. No matter the age, so tough to lose Mom.

God Bless!!

Wayne and Minnie Raye Bennett
Quitman,
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Thursday, January 13, 2022

Love and condolences to a long time friend of our family. May our Lord and Savior comfort each of you.

Mary Ann Aeilts
Conway,
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Thursday, January 13, 2022

So very sorry Pat and Christa know your hearts are hurting! Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers for y’all and all your family.

Terry & Trena Jones and Family
Greenbrier, AR
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Thursday, January 13, 2022

Prayers for everyone!!! She will be missed!!! Love You Aunt Zelda!!!

Tommy Johnson
Sherwood, AR
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Thursday, January 13, 2022

She was a joy to be around. A very sweet lady she loved her family!!❤️

Lynn&Marvelle Burford
Quitman, AR
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Thursday, January 13, 2022

So sorry to hear this, she was a beautiful lady, praying for the families! 🙏🙏

Arden Clark
Enders, AR
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Thursday, January 13, 2022

Zelda touched the lives of everyone in this community. She will be missed by so many.
I pray for comfort for the family.
R.I.P. Mrs Zelda.

Vicky Jira Dry
Arlington, WA
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Thursday, January 13, 2022

I am so sorry to hear this! Prayers to you all!

Shawn and Deana Barnard
Conway, AR
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Thursday, January 13, 2022

Mamaw Ward will always be in my heart and in my memories. When I think about the reasons I had such a wonderful childhood she's right up there at the top. I love you mamaw

Jennifer Wells
QUITMAN, AR
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Thursday, January 13, 2022

GOD gained another Angel,i always enjoyed talking to her at voting .She will ba missed by all that knew her

Myles and Patsy Evans
Damascus, AR
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Thursday, January 13, 2022

We loved Ms. Ward she was a Mom and grandma to everyone she met she loved everyone she will be missed.

Stan and Becky Burroughs
Heber Springs, AR
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Thursday, January 13, 2022

She was such a sweet lady. One of a kind. Prayers to all the family