Mary Lee Hill Ward, 66, won the race on Saturday, June 26, 2010.
As a native of Hendersonville, she was the daughter of the late Hicks and Dollie Hill of East Flat Rock. She was preceded in death by her sister, Velma Elizabeth. She graduated from East Henderson High School and Blue Ridge Technical College. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Hendersonville. Mary faithfully worked at Pardee Hospital for over 50 years.
She is survived by her loving husband, John Daniel ìDannyî Ward, of 44 years; her daughter, Pamela and husband, David Lovin of Willow Spring; her granddaughters Mary Rachel and Sarah Jean Lovin; brother Glenn and wife, Vivian Hill of East Flat Rock; sister Faye and husband, David Earl Brown of Columbia, South Carolina; sister Evelyn and husband, Norman Nichols of East Flat Rock; her niece Sonya Reneeí and husband, Chad Hewett of Chapin, South Carolina; her nephews Matthew and Timothy Nichols of East Flat Rock.
The celebration of her life will occur at 11am Tuesday, June 29, 2010, at the First Baptist Church in Hendersonville. The family will receive friends an hour before the service at the church. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park after the celebration. Friends may visit the home of Evelyn and Norman Nichols. Contributions may be made online at Relay for Life of Henderson County, enter Mary Ward as the participant. Forest Lawn Mortuary is assisting the family with the arrangements.
I am so sorry for your loss as well as Pardee’s loss. I not only had the privilege of working with Mary @ Pardee over the years, I also gave her chemo from time to time. Mary was truly a special person and will be missed by all.
To the entire family of Mary, I extend my deepest sympathy of the loss to you all. I remember meeting Mary when I was a young child. My mother thaught very highly of Mary and spoke of her often when she was living. My grand-mother was Florence Crisp; a friend and neighbor of your Mom & Dad. My mother was Margaret Crisp.i hope peace will be upon all of you family.
Please accept our sympathy in the loss of Mary.. she was a great lady and I will always remember her kindness to me in giving me a great big baby shower, 40 years ago this September, when we were attending Mt Olivet Baptist Church….may God comfort as only he can do… Bud and June Cox
My heart aches for your loss. I know nothing I say will bring you comfort. I am so glad we do not rely on man, but God. Rest in His arms knowing He is in control.
With Love and prayers,
Mary was a sweet person, and we are sorry for your great loss.
Danny and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Give God the glory for the life Mary lived and for your treasured memories. We pray God’s blessings upon you now and always.
Mary touched so many lives with her kind and loving spirit. She meant so much to me and my family. Our prayers are with you all. With Lots of Love,
Dear Family of Mary Lee,
Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. I am double 3rd cousins with Mary Lee and with her sisters and brother. I worked with Mary Lee in the Pardee Lab many years ago. She was truly one of the best people I have ever known. I shall never forget her beautiful smile, her grace,her joy and her faith. I know she is in heaven now. I feel blessed to have known her.
With our deepest sympathy,
Pat Capps-Covey and Lee Covey
Danny and family , please know that Doug and I are so sorry about your losing Mary . We did not know she was sick and didn’t find out about her passing until this afternoon . We always loved Mary and my parents did too. I’m sure you are devastated . Please know we are remembering all of you and lifting you up in our prayers . Lean on the Lord ,and He’ll supply all your needs . You have our love and deepest sympathy . Doug and Shirley Millwood
I’m so sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. She was such and inspiration and always had a smile on her face. May God’s comfort embrace her family!