August 23, 2022
Freddie Ward

Pastor Freddie Edward Ward, 88, of Guilford, VA was promoted to Heaven to receive his reward on August 16, 2022.

He was born on March 3, 1934 to parents Henry and Mary Davis Ward. As a young man out riding one day he saw a young lady walking along the road that would later become his lifelong love and wife of 71 years, the late Minnie Pearl Taylor Ward.

Freddie was a very hard working man and had many jobs throughout his life. The one of the most notable was his time with Perdue Farms while he wore many hats including working at the feed mill, trouble shooting, starting up plants in NC and VA, and as a live haul manager. He also worked as a waterman, for his good friend Langston Mason at the local Pepsi Cola distributing center, and for Thornton Funeral Home. His most loved job of all was that of a full time pastor that he did for well over 25 years. Prior to becoming a full time pastor he served the Lord in many ways as a Sunday School teacher, youth Leader, lay speaker, and associate pastor. His love for the Lord and ministry touched so many on the Shore. Other than his love for the Lord, he also loved his family, especially his precious granddaughters, making it a priority to attend as many of their games, awards ceremonies, and concerts as possible.

Freddie is survived by a daughter Vicky Taylor and husband Todd of Guilford, VA, sister Clara Moore and husband Willie of Parksley, VA, brother David Ward and wife Louise of Clam, VA, granddaughters Autumn Ferguson of Salisbury, MD and Cherith Roach and husband Cole of Pocomoke City, MD, great granddaughters Avery and Kinslee Roach also of Pocomoke City MD and numerous nieces and nephews. Other than his parents,

Freddie is predeceased by his wife Minnie, infant son Freddie Jr., and brothers James, Robert,and William Ward.

A visitation with the family will be held Friday, August 19 from 6pm-8pm from Thornton Funeral Home, located at 24183 Chadborne St., Parksley, VA 23421. Funeral services will be conducted by Pastor Robert Fletcher from Halls Chapel Church, 24261 Belinda Rd., Hallwood, VA 23359 on Saturday, August 20 at 2:00pm followed by interment in Parksley Cemetery. Family will receive friends following interment in the Fellowship hall of Baptist Bible Church, 24577 Front St., Accomac, VA 23301.

In lieu of flowers, should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Baptist Bible Church Building Fund or to Halls Chapel Church.

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Arrangements are by the Thornton Funeral Home in Parksley, VA.


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