Peaceful 09

Sidney Lee Ward

September 29, 1956 ~ September 14, 2022 (age 65) 65 Years Old


Sidney Lee Ward, son of the late Willie Lee Ward and Lurlene (Austin) Ward was born September 29, 1956, in Abbeville, MS.

Sidney accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at West Saint Peter Missionary Baptist Church. He later joined Smith Chapel C.M. E. Church in Abbeville, MS and remained a member until he received his eternal rest.  He received his education from Gordon School in Abbeville, MS.

Sidney was a hard worker, working various jobs throughout his life and a kind quiet soul.  Although he came from a large family of siblings and loved his family, he often kept to himself and enjoyed working word search puzzles, watching television, particularly westerns, wrestling and football and spending time talking to his great nephew, Jordan Harmon. Some of his happiest memories were with his brother, George. They were like two peas in a pod.

On Wednesday morning, September 14, 2022, at Baptist Memorial Hospital- Union County, New Albany MS, Sidney peacefully transitioned from his earthly life to eternal life.

Left to cherish his memories are his son Timothy Dukes of Memphis, TN, three grandchildren, Allison, Kellie and Timothy Dukes; one great grandchild, Kaysen Davis all of West Memphis, AR; siblings, Bernice Harmon (Calvin), Abbeville, MS, Alma Phillips, Indianapolis, IN, Bonnie Curry Oxford, MS, Willie Louis Ward, San Francisco, CA, Rev. Eddie Ward (Rev. Emma) Oxford, MS, Earnest Jr, Ward, Oakland, CA, George Ward, New Albany, MS, John Ward Austin, TX, Charlie Ward (Clara) Abbeville, MS Theresa Sykes (Michael) Memphis, TN, Charrlote (Marvin) Fayetteville, GA, Dwight (Carol) Memphis, TN, Christopher Ward (Jutun), Southaven, MS, Maurice Ward Memphis, TN, Sherrita Jones (Nicholas) Memphis, TN and Erica Ward Phoenix, AZ; aunts and uncles, Katherine (Leon) Buford, James (Mary) Ward, Mary Shaw, Mattie Sue Ward, and Gwendolyn Ward  Special friends, Willie and Deborah Brown and Dorothy “Dot” Carr. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Sidney was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Jerry Ward.

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September 23, 2022

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
L. Hodges Funeral Service
38-F Hwy 334
Oxford, Mississippi 38655

Celebration of Life
September 24, 2022

11:00 AM
Smith Chapel CME Church
110 County Road 204
Abbeville, 38601 38601

September 24, 2022

Smith Chapel CME Church
110 County Road 204
Abbeville, 38601 38601

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