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Marion E. Ward

Princess Anne – Marion Elaine Essex Ward, 85, of here passed away at home on Tuesday, October 1, 2019.

Born in Newark, DE on February 18, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Herman and Susan (Hardesty) Essex. She was a homemaker and the last charter member of Walker Memorial Church of God in Princess Anne, MD.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Maurice Ward, Jr. in 2013, Sisters Susan Quillen, Gloria Quillen, Carolyn Jester, Dorothy Annette, and Brother Robert Essex.

She is survived by her children, Michael Ward (Drucilla) of Salisbury, MD, Elaine Chapman (Randall) of Livingston, TX, and Darlene Bedsworth (Jimmy) of Princess Anne, MD, grandchildren Christina Wills, Mike and Danny Ward, and James, Tony and Dillon Bedsworth, great grandchildren Samantha and Jacob Wills, Hunter, Dillana, Ava, Ashton, Blake, Tessa and Gemma Bedsworth and brothers Ronnie Essex of PA, Kenneth Essex of Stevensville, MD and Douglas Essex of Wilmington, DE.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday, October 4, 2019 at Walker Memorial Church of God, 11429 Hayman Dr. Princess Anne, MD with a visitation one hour prior to the service. Rev. Tim Shawyer will officiate.

2 comments to Marion E. Ward

  • Bill Price

    As a kid I loved staying with Grandmom Ward (Mom Mom) Aunt Ginny and Aunt Mabel. My cousin Mike was just down the road and I spent most of the time at his house. Uncle Bud and Aunt Marian were always so kind and giving. Great memories of them both; Aunt Marian always had a smile and made me feel welcome. I didn’t know she had been so sick but know she is now relieved of her suffering and rejoicing with her loved ones.

  • barbara mason

    I am so sorry for your loss but I can’t help but be glad she has no more pain.
    She was a wonderful friend and sister in the Lord. She was such a fun loving person and I will miss her but we will see her again.

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