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“Grandmom Fannie Mae , I miss u so much it's going on 2 years that you have been gone. We love u !!! Shonnamae ”
1 of 22 | Posted by: Shon Rowell - Waycross, GA

“Grandmom Fannie Mae , I miss u so much it's going on 2 years that you have been gone. We love u !!! Shonnamae ”
2 of 22 | Posted by: Shon Rowell - Waycross, GA

“To Natalie Trotter and The Entire Ward Family. God says in his word that he shall never fail or faulter us. Just know that your Mother/Loved one has...Read More »
3 of 22 | Posted by: Nichol Harvell-Rogers - FL

“It is with heartfelt sympathy that i extend my condolences to the Ward family, I had the pleasure of taking care of Mrs. Ward when she was at the...Read More »
4 of 22 | Posted by: Albert McElroy, LPN - Waycross, GA

“Natalie & Family, God will be your strength. ”
5 of 22 | Posted by: Inez Trotter White - Jacksonville, FL

“Natalie & Family, May the peace of God be with you and your family forever. Our Love Jan & David ”
6 of 22 | Posted by: David & Janice Williams - FL

“To you, my dear family members, my thoughts are with you. I really and truly regret that I can not be there for you guys. Just remember I am...Read More »
7 of 22 | Posted by: Annie L Cooper - Waycross, GA

“Your family is in our prayers and thoughts. We pray for you and just know, the Holy Spirit of God will be with your family at this time of sadness. ...Read More »
8 of 22 | Posted by: Virginia moses - Waycross, GA

“Natalie (Ricky) & The Ward's Family At this time of loss may you know His compassion, His Grace, His love. May the love of Jehovah God surround you...Read More »
9 of 22 | Posted by: Katie Mae McClain - Jacksonville, FL

“Natalie (Ricky) & The Ward's Family At this time of loss may you know His compassion, His Grace, His love. May the love of Jehovah God surround you...Read More »
10 of 22 | Posted by: Katie Mae McClain - Jacksonville, FL

“To: Natalie (Ricky) & Family With deepest sympahty. Asking God to bless you with courage to bear the sorrow you feel. ”
11 of 22 | Posted by: Mary Jane Morris & Tomeka Williams - FL

“Grandma Fannie I love u an will miss u very much.. I'm going to make a may-o sandwich :-).. ”
12 of 22 | Posted by: Avanti Washington - jonesboro, GA

“To Natalie and family: I am so sorry for your loss. You have my deepest sympathy. May God be with you and your family. I love you and miss you. Tonie ”
13 of 22 | Posted by: Tonie Berry - GA

“Truly, We will miss Mrs. Fannie with her quiet humble spirit, we were blessed to witness her untiring loyalty and devotion to God and her church. ...Read More »
14 of 22 | Posted by: Pastor Carlos McCloud - Brunswick, GA

“Remember all the sacrifies and wonderful things she did for you guys and she will always be with you. God is awesome, your are blessed and your mom...Read More »
15 of 22 | Posted by: yvonne wilson - FL

“I would like to give my condolences to the Ward family,sorry for your loss! ”
16 of 22 | Posted by: Rico Peeples - GA

“To Natalie Trotter and Family, May God shower you with his peace and understanding during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with...Read More »
17 of 22 | Posted by: Kecia Grier - Jacksonville, FL

“May God answer all the prayers that have been said for you by giving you new strength,health,and all His blessings This I pray for you Natalie and...Read More »
18 of 22 | Posted by: Shirley Harvell - Jacksonville, FL

“from your daughter-n-law Betty.i love and will miss you very much ”
19 of 22 | Posted by: Betty Jean Ward - Waycross, GA

“I love you grandma R.I.P ”
20 of 22 | Posted by: Iesha - Douglas, GA

“My prayer is that the family finds peace in knowing you gave of yourselves in Love. Knowing you alls fortitude and courage, I am sure you all are...Read More »
21 of 22 | Posted by: Tammy Cannon McGriff - FL

“My prayer is that the family finds peace in knowing you gave of yourselves in Love. Knowing you alls fortitude and courage, I am sure you all are...Read More »
22 of 22 | Posted by: Tammy Cannon McGriff - FL


Willa "Fannie" Ward, 74, died Tuesday afternoon (January 4, 2011) at Satilla Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. She was a native of Pierce County but had resided in Waycross for the past thirty five years. She was the daughter of the late Grady Anderson and Elise Cooper Anderson. She was the wife of the late Gerald T. Ward, Jr. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Lena Anderson and a brother, John Henry Johnson. She was a member of St. John Missionary Baptist Church where she had been an active choir member, a former vice-president of Missions, a Deaconess, and former treasurer of the Choir and prayer meeting. She leaves to cherish her memory, four daughters, Brenda Ward Sanders (husband David) of Augusta, Roslyn Ward Nixon (husband Gary) of Waycross, Michele Ward of Atlanta, and Natalie Ward Trotter (husband Ricky) of Jacksonville, FL; two sons, Gerald T. Ward, III (wife Irma) of El Paso, TX, and Kerry Ward of Waycross; twenty one grandchildren, twenty five great grandchildren; a devoted daughter-in-law, Betty Ward of Waycross; devoted sister-in-laws, Effie Ward James (husband David) of Jacksonville, FL, Edith Tarber (husband the late Solomon), and Julia Ward Clinton both of Screven; a brother-in-law, Earl Ward (wife Alice) of West Palm Beach, FL; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. A funeral will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday (January 8, 2011) at St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 864 Oak St., Waycross. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. The family will be receiving friends from 6:00 until 8:00 PM Friday at Music Funeral Home. Sympathy can be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com.

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