Eva Nell Ward, age 91, passed away peacefully on July 20, 2023, at Universal Healthcare of Fletcher. Born on July 8, 1932, in Graham County, North Carolina, Eva lived a life full of love, dedication, and compassion.
Eva devoted 25 years of her career to Hendersonville Pediatrics, where she brought comfort and care to countless children. Her commitment to the well-being of others was truly remarkable, and her impact on the community will never be forgotten.
Eva is preceded in death by her parents, Vincent and Ada Smith Cable, as well as her beloved husband, George Ward, and their son, Ben Ward.
Eva is survived by her loving daughter, Beth, and her husband, Ronnie Waldrup, of Fletcher, North Carolina, and her devoted son, Jeff, and his wife, Ann Ward, of Jacksonville, Florida. She also leaves behind a granddaughter, Devon Davito and her husband Pete of Jacksonville, Florida, as well as grandsons Dylan and Blake Ward, also of Jacksonville; great-granddaughter, Ellie Davito. She is also survived by her sister, Edna Hart of Hickory, North Carolina, and her brother, Clarence, and his wife, Francis Cable, of Sun City, Florida, along with several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service to celebrate Eva’s life will be held on Tuesday, July 25, 2023, at 11:00 am at Shepherd Memorial Park in Hendersonville, North Carolina. The service will be officiated by Pastor Chuck Waldrup.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or Four Seasons Hospice at 571 South Allen Road, E. Flat Rock, NC 28731. These organizations were close to Eva’s heart and reflect her caring nature.
Eva Nell Ward will be fondly remembered for her unwavering kindness, dedication to her family and community, and her commitment to making a difference in the lives of others.