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Our Sister was born on February 20, 1968 in St. Joseph’s Hospital in Patterson, NJ to Barbara Ward and the late Curley Ward in the wee hours of the morning. The name she was given was Andrea Cherise Ward.   On Friday; March 2, 2018, she transitioned to her heavenly home at Caromont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia, North Carolina.

Andrea came into this world with some turbulence but she did not let that hold her back.  She was a 1988 graduate of John F. Kennedy High School in Patterson, NJ. The nickname she was given was Reese.  Some say it was for her love of Reese cups.  Some say it was the shortened form of her middle name-Cherise.  None the less, that was her nickname.  Reese had the biggest smile and personality that drew even strangers in.  She had the ability to brighten the day of anyone she came across.

Our family of nine, if they were all alive today, would say she was the very best of all of us. 

She was preceded in death by her Father: Curley Ward; brothers: Vincent Ward, Curtis Ward and Gerry Ward and a sister: Juanita Ward.

Andrea is survived by our Mother: Barbara Ward, brothers: Darin Ward, and Myron Ward; sister: Darlene Bullock;  sisters-in-law: Darlene, Annette, Kim, Lucille and Leslie; brother-in-law: Joseph; nieces: Shalane Ward, Crystal Ward, Angela Ward, Kanei Bullock, Juanita Ward, Asja Ward, and Alexandria Ward; nephews: Curtis Ward, Jr., Brandon Ward, Christian Ward, Jared Ward, Bryan Ward, Thaddeus Ward and Nathanael Bullock; seven great nieces, four great nephews and other relatives and friends.
 
Memorial Service-Thursday; March 8, 2018; 3:00 p.m.; Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses-2250 Davis Park Road, Gastonia

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  • Tuesday, March 06, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Gregory Funeral Service
  • Thursday, March 15, 2018
    It saddens us to hear you are mourning the loss Andrea (Reese). May you find strength and comfort from the words of Psalms 34:18. It reads: “Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit." Our loving God is there for us if we ask for his help (1 John 5:14). Andrea well knew that it wasn't God's intend for us to get I'll or grow old and die. He thus has made the SURE promise of a resurrection RIGHT HERE ON EARTH when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55;11). What a joy it will be to welcome back to life your loved ones who are asleep in death!! You can go online to JW.ORG and find out more about this resurrection. ~~~ You also are cordially invited to the memorial of Jesus death. The means by which the promise of a paradise is possible. Saturday March 31st, 2018 at 7:30 pm. Location : 145 Dr M.L.K. Jr. Way, Gastonia, NC 28052
    ~ R&R Lopez
  • Friday, March 23, 2018
    To the families and loved ones of Andrea Ward, who we know will be dearly missed. Almighty God promised at Revelation 21:4 that he will wipe away all our tears. And death, pain, and sorrow will be no more. So, you can take great comfort in drawing close to God in prayer. And he will help sustain and support your families to endure. During these difficult times and in the months to follow. My deepest condolences to all your loved ones.
    ~ D.R.   Fayetteville, NC