Lynda Ward, 60, of Lake City, Florida died, on Wednesday, September 25, 2013. She was born in St. Paul, Minnesota to the late Harold and Harriette [MaeCaza] Barnett and had lived here in Columbia County for the past 44 years. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, who loved taking care of her family and spending time at the river. She retired from Body Parts of America and then Lake City Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her grandson, Riley Christian Ward in 2012.
Survivors include her sons, James "Jim" Harold (Jessica) Ward of Eastpoint, FL, Gregory Slade (Michele) Ward of Lake City, FL, and Dean Alexander (Glenda Faye Kirby) Ward of Ft. White, FL; daughter, Amy Jo (Ben) Watson of High Springs, FL; sister, Rosy Gottschalk of Lake City, FL; grandchildren, Jimmy Blakely, Dillan & Lauren Ward all of Lake City, FL and Benjamin & Sarah Watson of High Springs, FL.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 in the chapel of Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home with Pastor Ronnie Luke officiating. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations in her memory be made to the Suwannee Valley Care Center (Haven Hospice) at 6037 U.S. Hwy 90 West, Lake City, Florida 32055.
GATEWAY-FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME, 3596 South U.S. Hwy 441, Lake City, FL 32025. (386) 752-1954. Please leave words of comfort online at www.gateway.forestlawn.com