Freddie Edward Ward


Pastor Freddie Edward Ward, 88, of Guilford, was promoted to Heaven to receive his reward on Aug. 16, 2022.

He was born March 3, 1934, to parents Henry and Mary Davis Ward. As a young man out riding one day he saw a young lady walking along the road that would later become his lifelong love and wife of 71 years, Minnie Pearl Taylor Ward (now deceased.)

Freddie was a very hardworking man and had many jobs throughout his life. The one of the most notable was his time with Perdue Farms while he wore many hats including working at the feed mill, troubleshooting, starting up plants in North Carolina and Virginia, and as a live haul manager. He also worked as a waterman, for his good friend, Langston Mason, at the local Pepsi Cola distributing center, and for Thornton Funeral Home. His most loved job of all was that of a full-time pastor that he did for well over 25 years. Prior to becoming a full-time pastor he served the Lord in many ways as a Sunday school teacher, youth leader, lay speaker, and associate pastor. His love for the Lord and ministry touched so many on the Shore. Other than his love for the Lord, he also loved his family, especially his precious granddaughters, making it a priority to attend as many of their games, awards ceremonies, and concerts as possible.

Freddie is survived by a daughter, Vicky Taylor, and husband, Todd, of Guilford; sister, Clara Moore, and husband, Willie, of Parksley; brother, David Ward, and wife, Louise, of Clam; granddaughters, Autumn Ferguson, of Salisbury, Md., and Cherith Roach and husband, Cole, of Pocomoke City, Md.; great-granddaughters, Avery and Kinslee Roach, of Pocomoke City; and numerous nieces and nephews. Other than his parents, Freddie is predeceased by his wife, Minnie; infant son; Freddie Jr.; and brothers, James, Robert,and William Ward.

A visitation with the family was held Friday, Aug. 19, from Thornton Funeral Home, Parksley. Funeral services were conducted by Pastor Robert Fletcher from Halls Chapel Church in Hallwood, on Saturday, Aug. 20, at 2 p.m., followed by interment in Parksley Cemetery. Family received friends following interment in the fellowship hall of Baptist Bible Church in Accomac.

In lieu of flowers, should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Baptist Bible Church Building Fund or to Halls Chapel Church.

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Arrangements are by the Thornton Funeral Home in Parksley.
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