Martha Jo Ward
She was born May 2, 1952, in Iredell County to the late Owen Franklin and Opal Louise Foster Ward. Ms. Ward had been employed at Davie County Hospital in Mocksville for many years and had retired from Old Vineyard Behavioral Health. She had attended church at Victory on the Front Line in Lexington.
Survivors: a daughter, Melissa Richardson; a son, Joshua Phipps (Stephanie); a sister, Linda Adams (Alford); 2 brothers, Gene Ward (Nancy) and Kelly Ward, all of Mocksville; and 4 grandchildren, Brandon Richardson, Luke Phipps, Lily Phipps and Sadie Phipps.
A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 14 at Smith Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery with Pastor Mike Duffield officiating. At the request of the family, be mindful of social distancing and wear face covering. The family invites friends to come by Lambert Funeral Home, Saturday, Feb. 13, from 9 a.m. -5 p.m., to pay respects. Due to COVID-19, there will not be a formal receiving line and face coverings are required.
Memorials: Winston-Salem Rescue Mission, PO Box 595, Winston-Salem, 27102.