Interment and Committal Services for Ms. Antha Lee Ward, 56 of Decatur will be 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at Sterrs Cemetery with the Reverend Emma White officiating. A Celebration of Life will be noon Thursday at Reynolds Funeral Home with Minister Corey Cobb and The Rev. Dylan Woodall officiating. Repast will follow the Celebration of Life Service at First Missionary Baptist Church on Thursday.
Lee was born and raised in Decatur, AL to the late Mr. J. C. Ward and Mrs. Johnnie Alma Kelly. She departed this life on August 1, 2019 at her residence in Decatur, AL.
After attending Decatur City Schools, she entered the work force where she held various positions in the health care industry. She affectionately loved and cared for all her patients.
She professed her faith in the Lord at early age. She later became a member of Redeeming Love Outreach Ministry under the leadership of Pastor Emma White, who she affectionately called “Ma-Emma”.
Lee always had a big, soft heart for her family, friends and everyone who knew her. She often went out of her way with kindness to love all of God’s people. She enjoyed cooking, grilling and making people laugh.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two special sisters, Ruth Anne Burt and Frances Trimuel.
She leaves to cherish her memory: special companion, Mr. Willie Reese Raybon Jr. of Decatur; son, Gary Kelly of Huntsville, AL; eight grandchildren, Tyler, Dominique, Reuben, Jayla, Jakeem, Jaron, Daylon and Adalia; one great-grandchild, Chase Alexander; three loving sisters, Mary L. Kelley of Decatur, Elizabeth Evon Fritz of Sumter, SC and Sandra F. Morris (James) of Hartselle, AL; one loving brother, Wendell Buford (Charlene) of Decatur; three special sisters, Ollie Richards of Tuscumbia, AL, Debra Robinson (Pastor James) of Harvest, AL and Myra Malone (Harry) of Decatur; other siblings, Carolyn, Celia, Catherine, Frankie, Willie and Jerry all of Columbus, OH; a host of nieces and nephews; a dear friend from childhood throughout the years, Ms. Dean Horton; extended family of cousins and friends and her beloved dog “MAXX”.