Ward, Frances Vonceil Russell of Montgomery, AL transitioned to her eternal home on June 6, 2014. Funeral services will be held June 13, 2014 at 11:00 AM from Old Ship A.M.E. Zion Church. Mrs. Ward will lie in repose at the church one hour prior to the funeral home. Frances Russell Ward was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Thomas Ward, her mother, Bessie Hardy, and her sister, Bessie Mason. She leaves to cherish her memories, her daughter, Diane Waldrella Ward; two nephews, Cornell Mason, Jr. (Dianne) and Byron J. Mason; one niece, Bronnie J. Mathews (Alvin); four great nieces: Malkia Matthews, Valenthia Gilchrist, Gidgjetta Sanderson and Vickie Adams; one great-nephew, Byron J. Mason; two great-great nieces and four great-great nephews, all of Montgomery, Alabama; one special cousin, Ann Watson, Cincinnati, Ohio; as well as several other cousins and a host of devoted friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made either to the Old Ship AME Zion Church Building Fund or the Alabama Kidney Foundation, Montgomery, Alabama.