James Lemuel Ward

February 25, 1950 - December 15, 2021

02/25/1950 - 12/15/2021

Past Services

Visitation
Saturday December 18, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions
Cemetery
Sunday December 19, 2021
Roberts Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery
Pendleton, NC 27862
Directions
Service
Sunday December 19, 2021
2:00 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions

AHOSKIE, NC – James Lemuel Ward, age 71, of Pembroke Avenue, passed away on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at the Vidant Roanoke Chowan Hospital of Ahoskie, NC.

Jim was born on February 25, 1950 to James Miley Ward and Clara Dilday Ward Smith in Ahoskie, NC. He spent most of his career in retail sales of building materials until retiring and doing some contracting on his own. Jim cherished his family, especially his daughter and the apple of his eye, R J “P-Nut”, his grandson. He was a member of the Roanoke Chowan Shriners. He always had a desire to have a Harley Davidson motorcycle and fulfilled that desire Christmas shopping. He enjoyed spending time at the beach, one day wishing to retire and move to the Outer Banks to live. Jim was loved deeply by his family and will truly be missed by his family and friends.

Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Johnnie Ward.

 

Left to cherish Jim’s memory is his wife, Judy, his daughter, Amanda Ward Little; and his grandson, R J Little.

The family will receive friends Saturday, December 18, 2021, from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC, and other times at the home of his daughter.

A celebration of life funeral service will be held on Sunday, December 19, 2021, at 2:00 pm at the Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC, with Rev. Gary Saffel officiating. Burial will follow at Roberts Chapel Church cemetery in Pendleton, NC.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research, 200 S. Park Road, Suite 100, Hollywood, FL 33021 or online by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Ward family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.

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Sherry Spence
1 year ago

So sorry for your loss, we will be praying for the comforter to help you all through this special time of year.

Carol Dail
1 year ago

So very sorry for your loss Judy.

Jo Farmer
1 year ago

Judy I am shocked to see the sad news. I am so sorry. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Jim had a smile and a chuckle every time I seen him. I am praying God sends you strength for the days and weeks ahead.

ANN M Ladd
1 year ago

JUDY, AMANDA AND FAMILY, I AM EXTREMELY SORRY AND SHOCKED FOR YOUR LOSS!!! MY PRAYERS, HEART AND THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU!!!

Charles & Leah Newsome
1 year ago

We were deeply shocked and saddened to hear of Lemuel’s death. We have known Lemuel a long time and he was always kind to everyone and loved by all. Judy, Amanda, & RJ, we are praying the power of God’s love will strengthen you and give you peace now and in the days to come.

Dawn Schanne
1 year ago

Judy, Amanda and RJ my sincere condolences go out to you.I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go to each one. May our God watch over you, comfort you and give you strength through this difficult time. Love you all.

Freddy Joyner
1 year ago

We were raised up together I will remember the good times and always have you in my heart RIP

Milton and Mary Felton
1 year ago

My God wrap His loving arms around you and lift you up with strength during this difficult time. Sending prayers !

Roy & Pat Little
1 year ago

You are in our prayers. We love you!

Morris & Lori Little, Bethany & Allison and their families
1 year ago

We love you so much and our hearts are aching for you. We’re too far away to give you a hug, but we trust that the strong arms of Jesus will hold you tightly during this difficult time.