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Eulah R. Ward

March 22, 2021


Eulah R. Ward, 93, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 22, 2021. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband James "Bud" Ward, two sons Forrest Carlton Ward and Charles Walker Ward and her brother James "JB" Richerson. She is survived by her loving son, Sterling Andrew Ward (Denise), three grandchildren, Adina Madden-Isaac (Tracy), James "Jay" Ward (Zonasha), Taylor Ward, and two grandchildren by marriage Johnathan Lightfoot and Rochelle Lightfoot. Also left to cherish her memory are her three great-grandchildren, Simone, Wyatt and Zayah.

Eulah was born in Amherst County Virginia on April 26, 1927. When she turned eleven, she moved to Washington DC. Eulah attended DC Public Schools and graduated in 1946 from Dunbar HS. After completing her degree from Howard University, she became an educator at DC Public Schools until her retirement in 1984.

Eulah made the most of her retirement years, as an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., The Emeralds, Just Good Friends Social Club, and the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee, just to name a few. She was also a devoted member, for forty years, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Washington, DC where she actively served on the Altar Guild and Women's Committee.

Eulah welcomed everyone with open arms into her home - with warmth, grace and "Ward" hospitality. She was a true example of a loving mother, devoted wife and a humble servant of God and others.


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Memorial Service
April 3, 2021

11:00 AM
Trinity Episcopal Church
7005 Piney Branch Road N.W.
Washington, DC 20012

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