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Debra Joan Ward

September 29, 1958 — July 27, 2021

Debra Joan Smith Ward, 62, entered the gates of Heaven and was re-united with her father and sons on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 following a long illness. Born September 29, 1958 in Cleveland Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Grover Smith and Rose Moten Smith. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her sons Kevin Bolen and Larry Ward Jr., sisters-in-law Debbie Hawley and Drema Daniels and brother-in-law Richard Daniels.

Debbie is survived by her husband of 48 years, Larry Paul Ward of Mabscott, her mother Rose Moten Smith of Mabscott, son Brian Ward and wife Amy of Daniels, former daughters-in-law Mary Baldridge of Palm Beach, FL and Nikki Richmond of Cool Ridge, brothers Jerry Shean and wife Carolyn of Beckley, Grover Smith Jr. and wife Tiffany of Beckley. Nephews Corey Smith and wife Kaitlin of Beckley, Michael Shean and wife Christina of Virginia. Nieces, Paula Carroll of Beckley, Meghan Thorne and husband Jeremy of Fayetteville and Lori Lilly and husband James of Virginia. Great-nephews Scott Barber and Daniel Carroll who she lovingly called “my Donald” of Beckley, Rowan Shean, Rory Shean and Julian Smith of Beckley. Great-nieces Brittany Bradford and husband Daniel of Virginia, Madison Lilly of Virginia. Grandchildren Halie Ward who she lovingly called “my Sunshine”, Dahlia Ward, Brian Ward Jr., Harlee Ward, Landon Nash and Jacob Brogan.

Debbie was a friend to all who knew her. She had a smile that would light up a room and a heart as big as the sky. To any friend of her children and grandchildren she was known as “Mom”. Heaven is truly a little sweeter today because of her presence there.

A funeral will be held Monday, August 2nd at 1:00 at Calfee Funeral Home with the Revered Larry Brown officiating. The family will receive visitors from 12 to 1 PM. Burial will follow at the Moten Family Cemetery at Jumping Branch.

Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home.
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