Donna Drew Ward

December 7, 1964 - February 10, 2023

12/07/1964 - 02/10/2023

Past Services

Tuesday February 14, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Garrett-Sykes Aulander Chapel
117 South Commerce St.
Aulander, NC 27805
252-345-1818 | Directions
Wednesday February 15, 2023
Edgewood Cemetery
US 13 S
Windsor, NC 27983
Funeral Service
Wednesday February 15, 2023
11:00 am
Pleasant Grove Baptist Church
225 Pleasant Grove Road
Aulander, NC 27805

AULANDER, NC – Donna Drew Ward, age 58, passed away on February 10, 2023, at the ECU Health Roanoke Chowan Hospital of Ahoskie, NC

She was born on December 7, 1964, to William and Nancy (Jernigan) Drew in Spruce Pine, NC. Donna was very active in and cherished Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

Donna was preceded in death by her father, William Earl Drew, and her son, Shawn Ross Creighton.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband , Cola Ward ; her mother, Nancy Drew; two daughters, Nancy Rose (Randell) Sparks of Vanceboro, NC, and Melinda Caroline (Michael) Alligood of Aulander, NC; her son, Michael Creighton of Ahoskie; three granddaughters, Madison Alligood, Madlynn Creighton, and Becky Mae Sparks; two grandsons, Michael Alligood, III, and Benjamin Creighton; and two brothers, Russell Edward (Julie) Drew of Raleigh, NC, and David Eugene (Deanne) Drew of Ahoskie.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, February 14, 2023, from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Aulander Chapel.

A celebration of life service will be held on Wednesday, February 15, 2023, at 11:00 am at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, with Pastor Mickey Willard officiating. Burial will follow in Edgewood Cemetery, Windsor, NC.

Memorial contributions may be made to help with the expenses the family has incurred with the sudden loss of Donna. You may mail to Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, P.O. Box 908 , Ahoskie NC 27910 or online by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Aulander Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Ward family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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beverly tanganelli
1 year ago

Mrs.Nancy I’m so sorry. Beverly (Dunlow) Tanganelli

Sherry Spence
1 year ago

Sorry for the loss of your mother. Praying you will be comforted by Jesus, and the good memories you have of her.

Linda Edwards
1 year ago

Nancy and Melinda sorry to hear the passing of your mama. Will keep the family in my prayers.

Pat Faulk
1 year ago

Prayers for her family

Cathy S. Outlaw
1 year ago

I have known Donna for many years. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Marie Sparks
1 year ago

Sorry for the loss of Mrs. Donna. I always enjoyed talking to her at birthday parties. Will keep everyone in my prayers!