Marilyn J. Ward

Marilyn J. Ward


marilyn-j-ward-12-7-16Marilyn J. Ward

December 2, 2016

Date of Service: December 7, 2016

Interment Location: Sermon on the Mount


Marilyn Joann Ward, 68, Elizabethton went to be with her Lord whom she loved with all her heart and soul, Thursday, December 1, 2016 in the  Cornerstone Village, Johnson City following an extended illness.  A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late John and Effie Holtsclaw Chambers.  She was a homemaker.  Marilyn was a member of the Valley Forge House of Prayer for almost 40 years.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her little sister Claudia and a brother D.L. Chambers.

Survivors include her husband of 47 years: Gary W. Ward.  Two Daughters: Kimberly Dawn Ward Johnson, Johnson City and Tanya Lynn Ward Buckles, Elizabethton.  Four Grandchildren: Joshua Wayne Ward, Zackery Lynn Buckles, Ridge Lacross Buckles and Ryan Lacross Buckles.  Two Brothers: Robert Chambers and John R. Chambers, Jr.  One Sister: Pauline Birchfield. Several nieces & nephews.  Two special friends who she thought of as daughters: Kim Davis and Rhonda Sluder.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Valley Forge House of Prayer with Pastor Allen Simerly and Pastor Darrell Bailey officiating.  Graveside Service and Interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 7, 2016 in Happy Valley Memorial Park.  Music will be provided by Roger & JoAnn Odom and Wilhemmina Turner.  Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends.  The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Valley Forge House of Prayer.  The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to the staff of Cornerstone Village.  To those who prefer: memorials may be made in memory of Marilyn to the Carter County Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 134, Elizabethton, Tn. 37644.  Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:20 a.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery.  Condolences may be sent to the family at our web-site

Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Ward family

Happy Valley Memorial Park