ROCK HILL -- Ms. Bertha Lee Ward, 74, of 330 Piedmont St., passed away Sunday, Aug. 10, 2008, at Piedmont Medical Center.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Baptist Church, with the Rev. C.S. Sanders Sr. officiating. Burial will be at Rock Hill Memorial Gardens (Bass-Cauthen Funeral Home, 700 Heckle Blvd.).
Born on March 16, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Plummie Nance. She attended the Chester County Schools. She was a homemaker and a member of Trinity Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her son, Charles Ward and her four siblings, Maggie Mayfield, Mozell Kendrick, Thomas Nance and Ronell Nance.
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Ms. Ward is survived by Sadie Gaston (Willie), Annie Page (Dewitt), Diane Wells (Stanley), Denise Ward, Mary Hope (Tim), Clarence Ward (Darlene) and Michael Ward, all of Rock Hill; 21 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; one brother, Andrew Nance of Baltimore, Md.; one sister, Geanette LeGendre of Deerpark, N.Y.; one daughter-in-law, Shirley Ward; a host of nieces and nephews; and a dear companion, Riley Murray of Rock Hill.
Ms. Ward may be viewed from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Robinson Funeral Home and from noon until time of the service Saturday at the church. The family will receive friends at 612 Lige St.