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Lila Bell Ward

February 18, 1927 ~ February 5, 2022 (age 94)

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Mt. Olive - Mrs. Lila Bell Ward, 94 was called from time to eternity Saturday, February 5,2022 at her home.

Born in Johnston Co., she is the daughter of the late Milton and Isabelle Grantham Artis.

She was a loyal member of St. Luke Church of Christ Disciples of Christ in Mt. Olive where she served on the mother board and the senior choir.

Cherished memories will linger in the hearts of her children, Caroletha Ward Langley of Mt. Olive, John D. Ward (Elenice) of Fremont, Charlie M. Ward (Gwendolyn) of Dudley, Sherman R, Ward (Ronda) of Riegelwood, Toney G. Ward of Atlanta, GA, Bennie C. Ward of Mt. Olive, Theresa Jackson of Dudley, Amos Bruce (Antoinette) Ward of Atlanta, GA, Raymond Earl Ward of Dudley and Stevie Ward (Nancy) of Columbia, SC; 30 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren, 42 great great grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Helen Ward Greenfield of Mt. Olive, Cora Artis of Four Oaks and Beverly Joan Artis of Detroit, MI.  A host nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she has been reunited with her husband, Milton Ward, seven siblings and two grandchildren.



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February 11, 2022

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Garris Funeral Home
812 S. Center St.
Mt. Olive, North Carolina 28365

Funeral Service
February 12, 2022

11:00 AM
Goldsboro Raleigh Assembly
211 West Hooks River Rd.
Goldsboro, NC 27530

Interment following funeral service
February 12, 2022

Ward Family Cemetery
Waller Road
Mount Olive, NC 28365

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