December 30, 1997
ELLA L. WARD
WILLIAMSBURG – Mrs. Ella Louise Ward, 57, a native of Gloucester, died Saturday, Dec. 27, 1997. She was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church, Gloucester.
She is survived by three sons, Robert Ward Jr. of Saluda and Leonard Ward and Roderic Ward of Gloucester; daughters, Loretta Carter of Seaford, Beatrice Stokes of Gloucester, Marilyn Ward of Williamsburg and Michele Meredith of Newport News; brother, Richard Harris of Gloucester; sisters, Earnestine Jones of Maryland and Gloria Bowen of Newport News; half-sisters, Rosalie Corbin and Jacqueline Hodges of Gloucester; and 24 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
A funeral service will be conducted by the Rev. Stanford Codrington at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Zion Hill Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Mrs. Ward will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. The family will receive friends this evening from 6 to 7 p.m. at Howard Funeral Home.