Carolyn M. Ward

Carolyn M. Ward

A private family graveside service for Carolyn M. Ward, 79, of Grenada, will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 30,  at Bethel Cemetery at Oxberry near Holcomb.

Carolyn died Sunday, April 26, 2020, at UMMC-Jackson.

She was born on June 24, 1940, in Danville, Tenn., and was the daughter of the late Richard E. Mathis and Essie Mae Bradley Mathis.

Mrs. Ward was employed by Walmart in the Receiving Department. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Grenada.
Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents; one son Glen Alan Ward; and three sisters, Clara Rinhart, Dorothy Workman and Roberta Moss.

She is survived by three daughters, Pam Melton (Johnny), Gale Holliday (Ernie) and Kelly McNamee (Paul); two sons, Joey Ward (Candy) and Richard Ward; 16 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church, 245 Meadowbrook Road, Grenada, MS 38901 or to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692.

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Mortimer National Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.