Eva Nell Ward

July 8, 1932 - July 20, 2023

07/08/1932 - 07/20/2023

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Tuesday July 25, 2023
11:00 am

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.


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Michael Redden
4 months ago

Jeff and Beth, so sorry to hear about your Mom. When Mom told me the news today, I thought of the times when I visited your home in Hendersonville when I was an kid, and how kind, friendly and welcoming she and your entire family always was. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Mike

Shirley Redden
4 months ago

I am so saddened to learn of the passing of this dear and long time loving friend. She was an inspiration and joy to everyone who knew her. Beth and Jeff, and your precious families, my,prayers are with you at this difficult time

Tammy Hyder
4 months ago

I first met Eva working at Hendersonville Pediatrics. She took me under her wing and taught everything about the pediatric practice. If, anyone ever had the blessing of meeting or being around Eva they know exactly what everyone is sharing. She was one of the kindest most loving people I have ever met. Praying for God’s peace for her family.

Michael Cable
4 months ago

I remember Eva as a kind, thoughtful woman who was always good to us neighborhood kids (I was one) and old folks (I am one). This world was better because she walked through it with us.

4 months ago

Sending my sincere condolences in the loss of your Mother. Eva had a sweet and gentle spirit that made everyone around feel loved.

I cherish our memories of times together at church, our trip to Six Flags over Georgia, picnics at the Pink Beds in Pisgah Forest, and hiking on Long John Mountain. Such fond memories our families shared.

Praying for you during your time of grief.

Janice Pace DesRoches

Phil & Michelle Cable
4 months ago

To the family of Eva: We are so sorrowful for your having to say goodbye to your very own treasure. Phil’s 1st comment after learning of Eva going on to be with Jesus was ” She was truly 1 of the nicest people anyone could know”. Understanding that this can be heavy and difficult for family when a cherished loved one goes on to their permanent home I say to you such a treasure Eva was to have been a loving deliverer of hope, faith & grace as God’s word directs us to be– but few have the tenacity, strength or wisdom to adhere to.

I pray that you are able to find peace knowing that Eva is now rejoicing in the presence of Jesus, relishing the magnificent splendor of heaven & uniting with others whom she met along her journey here on Earth that have already reached Heaven. May the Lord’s greatest peace & comfort surround you all in this time of grieving. Be mindful that the Lord must trust you because you-her family were blessed with the privilege of close relationship with a true witness of the Lord who created a legacy worth knowing and protecting.

Continued prayers for you all,
Philip & Michelle Cable & Family