A Memorial Service for Shirley Whitehead Ward, 77, of Leesville, SC will be held at eleven o’clock a.m., Friday, June 17, 2022 in the Folk Funeral Home Chapel, Williston, SC. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Friday. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Shirley to the Shriner Children’s Hospital, 950 West Farris Rd., Greenville, SC 29650. She passed away on Tuesday, June 14, 2022.
Born in Fort Myers, FL, she was a daughter of the late Howard Theodore Whitehead and Ineze Locke Whitehead She earned a business degree from Edison College in North Fort Myers. She enjoyed watching Western movies especially John Wayne. She loved art, painting and working with poetry. Shirley was a homemaker, her greatest pride and joy were her husband, her children, and grandchildren; she loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them. She served in the U. S. Air Force.
Survivors include her loving husband of 54 years Arthur Jann Ward; daughter Arletta Jan (Bert) Duke of Houston, TX; son Arthur Jason (Christina) Ward of Leesville, SC; sister Kathrine Grace of Jacksonville, FL; grandchildren Arthur Christian (Brittany) Ward, Zachary Paul Ward, Joey Fields, Aleena Fields, Adam Duke; additional grandchildren and great grandchildren by marriage and her mother-in-law Frances Ward.
She was preceded in death by her sisters Linda and Ann and a brother James.
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