Nancy Bonniwell Ward


Mrs. Nancy Bonniwell Ward, wife of the late James H. Ward Sr., of Onancock, passed away peacefully on Aug. 2, 2020, at home, with her daughters by her side.

Born Feb. 28, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Elizabeth S. and Garnett L. Bonniwell, of Onancock.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Ward was predeceased by her son, James H. “Jamie” Ward Jr. She is survived by her daughters, Trudy W. Kellam and husband, Dickie, of Keller, and Cindy W. Linton, of Parksley; grandchildren, Jason G. Callaway and wife, Heather, Elizabeth C. Gibbons and husband, Garry, Matthew and Katie Linton, Kara W. Nissim and husband, Mike, and James H. “Jake” Ward III and wife, Jessica; great-grandchildren, Ariel Bishop and husband, James, Daisey and Wyatt Callaway, Miranda and Cailee Gibbons, Jamie and Ari Nissim, and John Wesley Ward; great-great-grandchildren, Brantley Bishop, Leni and Luna Ladson; and Gary L. Callaway, her prior son-in-law whom she dearly loved.

She leaves behind a legacy of strength and perseverance, faith in God, and love and devotion to her family.

The family will gather for a private service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Riverside Shore Hospice, P.O. Box 616, Onley, VA 23418.

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Arrangements are by the Williams-Onancock Funeral Home.
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