Mr. S.L. Ward

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Funeral services for Mr. S.L. Ward of Dawson, Georgia will be held on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. at the Beulahland Baptist Church in Dawson, Georgia.

Sammie Lee Ward, known as “S.L.” was born on November 4, 1929 in Dawson, Georgia, to the late Mr. Sammie Lee Ward, Sr. and the late Mrs. Johnnie Bee Lewis Ward. He was educated in the public schools of Terrell County. At an early age, “S.L.” confessed his love for Christ and joined Jerusalem Baptist Church.  Later he joined Beulahland Baptist Church in Dawson, Georgia, where he served as a Deacon for many years. He was a man who believed in prayer and the power of prayer.

On Tuesday, September 12, 2017 Sammie Lee Ward transitioned to his eternal resting place peacefully. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two children: Forrest Ward and Sherry Ann Ward Shanks; two brothers: Frank and J.C. Ward and a host of family and friends.

“S.L.” obtained his license as a Funeral Director and in 1969 his dreams of becoming a funeral home owner became true. “S.L.” befriended local funeral directors and they taught him the trade of funeral service.  In 2009, the Georgia Funeral Directors Association recognized him with an achievement award for 40 years of service.  He also served as a council member on the Board of Commissioners of Dawson, Georgia. He was given an award in appreciation for 9 years of dedicated service to the citizens of Ward 6 in Dawson, Georgia, from March 3, 2004 to December 31, 2013.

His memories shall be cherished by his surviving family members. To include, his wife Elmyra Whitehead Essix Ward, devoted brother: David Lee (Annie Mae) Ward, of Dawson, GA; Loving sister: Amie Lee Ward of Dawson, Georgia, loving and caring children, step-children, grandchildren, great – grandchildren, great -great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, godchildren, family, and friends.  A special friend that he considered a brother, Mr. Lawrence Williams and one he looked at as a son, Mr. Robert Eric West.  His legacy shall be forever remembered and never forgotten by all.

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O Castleberry United States
10/1/2017 5:30:12 AM #

I would like to extend my condolences during this distressing time. Please turn to God's word the Bible to help cope throughout your grief.   "Moreover, may our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and gave everlasting comfort and good hope by means of undeserved kindness, comfort your hearts and make you firm..."  2 Thessalonians 2:16,17


Louise United States
10/3/2017 5:02:14 AM #

My condolences to the family.(ps.94:19)tells us that when anxieties overwhelm us Jehovah will comfort and smooth me.He is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.(ps.34:18,19). I


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