Remembering Marilyn Jo Ward

Marilyn Jo Ward

Funeral services for Ms. Marilyn Jo Ward, age 78 of Ruston, LA were held Sunday at Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Ruston with Dr. Chris Craig officiating. Burial followed in the Salem Cemetery in Dubach, LA under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

Marilyn was born August 29, 1944 in Haynesville, LA to Hazel and Hollis Ward, and she passed away February 2, 2023 in Shreveport, LA. She always worked in commercial insurance and in worker’s compensation insurance. Marilyn loved working in her yard and tending to her flowers. She really liked to watch the hummingbirds when they would come into her yard. Marilyn adored spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also loved to go shopping with her friend Brenda Brown. Marilyn was a faithful member of First Baptist Church in Ruston. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother Randy Ward; and great-grandson Colt Johnson.

Marilyn is survived by her daughter Tammy Kennedy of Conway, AR; son Chris McCullin of Ruston; six grandchildren: Ashley and husband Andy Pierce of Conway, Holly and husband Austin Clevenger of Sherwood, AR, Sara and husband Kaleb Lucas of Kansas City, KS, Jacob Garrison of Little Rock, AR, Patience Evans of Calhoun, LA and Maddie McCullin and Jerod Romans of Ruston; great-grandchildren: Jenna Pierce, Logan Pierce, Bentley Evans, Brycen Evans, Alainah Romans and Jaylah Romans; sister-in-law Janice Ward of Nacogdoches, TX; nephew Cory Ward and wife Kaela of Spring, TX; great-nephews: Casen Ward, Coen Ward, Callen Ward and Kenson Ward; and a host of family and friends.

Serving as pallbearers were Todd Smith, Jerod Romans, Andy Pierce, Cory Ward and Byron Judd.

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