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Effie Ward

March 4, 1932 — June 4, 2022

Effie Elizabeth Weston Ward was gathered into the arms of her Jesus on June 4, 2022. She passed away quietly at Heron Cove in Gloucester, Virginia while receiving medical care for her long journey with Dementia.

Effie Elizabeth Weston Ward was born on March 4, 1932 to her parents Johnny and Molly Weston in Deltaville, Virginia. She would be the fourth child of a family which eventually gave her six siblings. It is from this family of nine that Effie’s loving, caring and humorous nature flourished for ninety years.

She had been a member of Clarksbury Methodist Church and White Stone Methodist Church. During her membership and fellowship with the Methodist Church, she was active in Bible Study and found her love for the scriptures. She had returned to her childhood church Philippi Christian Church where she raised her children.

Effie also flourished with creativity as a homemaker. She had developed and inherited talents for cooking from her mother and sisters. From cooking mom’s love for interior design was born and she became a natural!

Welcoming Effie into the arms of Jesus was her husband, Mit; parents, Johnny and Molly Weston, siblings Herman Weston, Laura French, Julie Haynes and daughter-in-law Shirley Ward.

She leaves behind to cherish her memories and to continue traditions, son Stephen W. Ward and husband Robert M. Lucas, son Randy A. Ward and wife Margaret B. Ward, son Mark W. Ward and wife Rosalie D. Ward. Effie was the proud grandmother of Adam R. Lucas, Terrell Ward-Callahan, Zackery D. Ward, Sara M. Ward and husband Brock L. Parrish Sr, Parker A. Ward and wife Sarah R. Ward, Arabella J. Perez; and great grandchildren Patricia J. Parrish, Brock L. Parrish, Riley C. Parrish, Grace L. Parrish and Luke A. Parrish. In addition, her family will continue to cherish her memories through her sisters Barbara Sibley, Shirley Dunlevy, and Annette Laird. Effie was also the aunt of many nieces and nephews whom she loved as her own.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Philippi Christian Church in Deltaville, Virginia on Thursday, June 9th, 2022 at 11:00 am. Her interment will follow the service at Philippi Memorial Gardens where she will be laid to rest next to her husband. Following the interment, a Celebration of Life luncheon will be held at the fellowship hall of Philippi Christian Church. The family will meet with family and friends at Faulkner Funeral Homes, Bristow-Faulkner Chapel in Saluda, Virginia on Wednesday, June 8 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Memorial Gifts may be made to honor Effie’s life to the Alzheimer’s Association at “”
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Service Schedule

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Wednesday, June 8, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Faulkner Funeral Homes, Bristow-Faulkner Chapel

15 C F Edwards Lane, Saluda, VA 23149

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Thursday, June 9, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Philippi Christian Church

Virginia 33, Deltaville, VA 23043

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Philippi Memorial Gardens

Ball Park Road, Deltaville, VA 23043

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