Gladys Ward

    July 9, 1916  -  February 5, 2012





Life Legacy


Mrs. Gladys Leona Ward, 95 of 1115 Lane Road, Stantonsburg, NC., passed away Sunday, February 5, 2012 at the Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville, NC.

Mrs. Gladys L. Ward was born July 9, 1916 in Green County to the late Council Best and Pearl Edwards Best.

She was preceded in death by four siblings; David Lee Ward, Ernestine Maxwell, Waddell Ward, and Annie Ward Walker.

Loving memories are forever cherished by; four sons, Alonzo Ward of Stantonsburg, NC., Robert Earl Ward of Los Angeles, CA., William Lee Ward (Katrina)of Wilson, Melvin Best Ward (Rhonda) of Marietta, GA.; five daughters, Beulah Best King (James) of Philadelphia, PA., Geraldine Winters (Joe) of Roosevelt, NY., Mary Ward of Rocky Mount, NC., Brenda Fay Ward of Stantonsburg, NC., and Bernice Ward of Atlanta, GA.; 32 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren; ten great great grandchildren; a loving god-daughter, Lisa Farmer;a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other special relatives and friends including a beloved friend, Mary Sue Woodard of Stantonsburg, NC., and two special caregivers, April Bynum, and Helen Mackey.

A celebration of her life will be held Saturday 1:00 pm at St. James Christian Church,1739 Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, Wilson, NC. Reverend Dr. Charles Barnes will officiate. Interment will follow in the Hamilton Burial Garden, Lane Street Ext., Wilson, NC.

A public viewing will take place Friday from 3-5 pm at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 726 Tarboro Street, SW.,Wilson, NC. The family will be present at the church Friday evening to receive friends from 7-9 pm. All other times the family will receive friends at the residence where they will also assemble one hour prior to the funeral service in preparation of the funeral procession.




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Born: July 9, 1916

Death: February 5, 2012


This memorial provided by:
Hamilton Funeral Chapel
Wilson, NC