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Dr. Connie E. Ward

Sunday, November 19, 2023
Dr. Connie E. Ward

Funeral Services for Dr. Connie E. Ward, age 89, of Ruston, will be 1 p.m., Monday, November 20, 2023, at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel of Ruston.

Officiating will be Dr. Reggie Bridges, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home. Visitation will be prior to the service, Monday, November 20, 2023, from noon until 1 p.m. Interment will be in Mulhearn Memorial Park of Monroe.

Connie Ward was born on July 19, 1934, to Otis and Orelle ( Turnage) Ward of Spearsville. He passed from this life on November 16, 2023.

He spent his life as a gracious husband, father, pastor while reaching and touching lives through his ministry and service to the Lord. He was a true ambassador of Christ.

Connie is preceded in death by his parents, Otis and Orelle ( Turnage) Ward; his beloved wife, Betty (McCormick) Ward; and his son, Marcus Ward.

He is survived by his daughters, Janita Maxwell of Monroe, and Angela Mitchell and husband Ricky of Ruston; grandchildren, Casey Laird and husband Alex of Lindale, Texas, Molly Mitchell of Tyler, Texas; and sisters, Shirley Hinson of Mobile, Alabama, Kathy Burns and husband Floyd of Summerfield; along with numerous nieces, nephews, extended and loving friends.

Pallbearers will be Ricky Mitchell, Jimmy Kay, Floyd Burns, Jason Hinson, Chris Burney, Mike Burney, and Barry Joyner. The Honorary Pallbearer will be James Maxwell.

Donations may be made in his honor to Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home, Samaritan’s Purse, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

Online condolences may be extended to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneralhomes. com.