MOLLIE JANE JERNIGAN WARD
Mollie Jane, daughter of Gasque and Virginia, went Home Sunday, September 28, 2008. Mollie Jane was a proud Santa Rosa County resident and a member of one of the pioneer families of North West Florida. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution as well as the Daughters of the Confederacy. She was also a member of the Floridatown Historical Society.
Except for the past few years, she was involved in many civic activities, a lot of them being the restoration and preservation of many of the old Santa Rosa Cemeteries. Mollie Jane was a member of Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist Church, of which was named for her great-grandmother.
Mollie Jane was preceded in death by her husband and soul mate, Jim Ward, in 1983; and her sister, Julie Booher, who went Home in January 2004.
She leaves behind three sisters, Pat Price, of DeFuniak Springs, Hester (Wilbert) Courtney, of Milton, and Myra Hughes, of Pace; sister-in-law, Pat (Leon) Livingston; much loved nieces and nephews, cousins, and dear friends; four adoring children, who will miss her most of all, David (Joyce) Mitchell, of Pace, Ginny (Richard) Garrett, of Pace, Crystal Ward (Jim Lane), of Pace, Jayme (Robin) Ward, of Milton; also, ten grandchildren, Jesse Mitchell, Heather Baesman, Bonnie and Hollie Livingston, Laura and Matt Melton, Tiffany, Charlsey and Cody Martin, and James Ward.
"We love you, Grandmother. We won't forget the things you taught us."
Funeral services for Mrs. Ward will be 11:00 AM, Thursday, October 2, 2008 at Elizabeth Chapel with Rev. Byrd Mapoles officiating. Burial will follow in Elizabeth Chapel Cemetery with Lewis Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 PM, Wednesday, October 1, 2008 at Lewis Funeral Home, Pace Chapel, 4777 W. Spencerfield Road in Pace.
Active pallbearers will be Gary Price, Danny Hughes, Leon Livingston, Jeff Melton, Calvin Robinson and Johnny Rollo.
Honorary pallbearers will be Edward Collinsworth, Alvin Enfinger, Harold Dannelley, Wilbert Courtney, Dave Rankin and Mike Riley.
Friends may send condolences and share fond memories with the family to www.lewisfuneralhomes.net
Published in the Pensacola News Journal on 10/1/2008