Delois Ward, 50, of Diboll, was born January 31, 1958, in Diboll, Texas, the daughter of the late Barbara (Bentley) and Edgar Ward. She passed away Saturday, May 3, 2008, in a local hospital.
Delois loved to read and be with her dog. She enjoyed fishing, camping, being with her family and her church family. She was a member of Jubilee Baptist Church.
Survivors include her brothers and sisters-in-law, David and Ethel Ward, Bobby and Sandra Ward, all of Diboll and Willie Ward and Dorothy Parker of Corrigan; brothers, Carlton Ward and Roger Ward, both of Diboll; sister and brother-in-law, Jeanette and Ben Brewer of Diboll; a number of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephew and other family members.
In addition to her parents, Delois was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Ward.
Pallbearers will be Daniel Kee, Jason Goodwin, Joe Packard, Robbie Packard, Scott Ivey and Trey Thompson.
Honorary pallbearers will be Ricky Ward and Ricky Kee.
Expressions of sympathy in Delois' memory may be to Hospice in the Pines, 116 S. Raguet, Lufkin, Texas 75904.
Services for Delois will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 6, 2008, in the Jubilee Baptist Church, with Bro. Jerry Young and Bro. Myrton Thompson officiating. Interment will follow in the Stryker Cemetery in Polk County.
Friends are invited to visit with the family from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday evening at Jubilee Baptist Church.
Gipson Funeral Home; Randy Scogin, director