David & Annie Mae Ward

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 Funeral services for Mr. & Mrs. David Ward of Dawson, Georgia will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018 1:00 PM at the Jerusalem Baptist Church 1881 Ben Arthur Road Dawson, GA 39842.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Ward's Funeral Home on Graves Hwy in Dawson, Georgia

They came from different backgrounds, but the pursuit of love brought them together for 71 years of marriage with Jesus Christ as their foundation. Their love was a true story book; soulmates for life. "I found the one my heart loves." ~ Song of Solomon 3:4


Even, in death, they were not separated a full day. Twenty-three hours and eight minutes after Mae passed away, Dave died suddenly with his niece Stephanie after a perfect day of shopping, talking, laughing, and sharing of memories of Mae and his twin, SL. He was 88 years old, but healthy. Mae preceded Dave in Death on January 28, 2018 at 4:12pm. He joined her on January 29, 2018 at 3:04pm after an emotional shock, broken hearted, after the death of his beloved Mae. His earthly works were finished without her.

David (Dave) Lee Ward was born to the late Sammie Lee Ward, Sr., and Johnnie Bee Lewis Ward in Dawson, Georgia on November 4, 1929. At an early age, he gave his life to Christ and served faithfully at Jerusalem Baptist Church for 51 years as a Deacon.  As a devoted Steward, he served the community of Terrell County in a dual profession for the Board of Education for 42 years. He was the Supervisory Janitor for Carver Elementary School and the renowned Bus Driver for Bus 44 for 34 years. Part-time, he worked with S.L. at the Ward Funeral Home for 52 years. He was known for his kindness and as a “protector of the children” on his bus. Dave truly loved people. Anyone who knew him would describe him as a man of God, dependable, dedicated, trust worthy, a man of integrity, and for his kind-spirit. He was preceded in death by his beloved sister, Mary Catherine, three brothers, Frank, J.C., and his twin, S.L.

Annie Mae Ward was the only child born to the late Percy Jackson and Willie Pearl Bell Jackson in  Dawson, Georgia on September 26, 1928. At an early age, she gave her life to Christ and served faithfully as an Usher for over 50 years at Rose Hill Baptist Church. Serving the beautiful women of Terrell County, she was a beautician for more than 25 years because of her love for cosmetology. As an enthusiastic Steward, she served Terrell County Board of Education as a Bus Driver for Special Needs Children for 30 years. Annie Mae was known for culinary skills. She loved Soul Food – “Collard Greens and Fried Corn Bread” were her signature dishes! Sweet Potato Pie, Pecan Pie, German Chocolate, Coconut, Caramel, and Sour Cream Pound cakeswere her favorite desserts to prepare.  

Building a Strong Family

Living in Dawson, the couple loved and nurtured their two children, Walter and Eliza. With their marriages, Walter (Janice)and Eliza (Curtis), the family grew. Leaving to cherish the memories of Dave and Mae, seven grandchildren, Ashley, Shakira, Tamesha, Antonio, Ni`ya, Curtis, and Shaikeria; three great-grandchildren, Arianna, Jordan, and Alira; a devotedgodchild, Gladys Bell Keller; a devoted niece, Stephanie A. White and great-niece Petronia A. Ward Shanksa host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.

 "Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame. Many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot sweep it away. If one were to give all the wealth of one’s house for love, it would be utterly scorned." ~ Song of Solomon 8:16

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Louise United States
2/9/2018 6:48:35 AM #

My condolences to the family. I know this is a bittersweet time for the family and sad also,but we all can look to the almighty god for comfort to know that he gives us all the opportunity to see our love ones again in the near future.(John 5:28,29)tells us that Jesus will resurrect our love ones. I am so sorry for your loss.


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