LeJeune (Hardee) Ward

October 31, 1948 ~ June 29, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old

LeJeune Ward Obituary

LeJeune Hardee Ward, age 74, wife of LeVerne V. Ward passed away Thursday, June 29, 2023.

Mrs. Ward was born in Loris, SC, a daughter of the late A. J. and Marie Hardwick Hardee. She was a lifelong member of Mt. Leon Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Ward was predeceased by a brother, Curtis Keith Hardee, Sr.; a step-son, Matt A. Ward; a special nephew, Jarrett S. Hardee; paternal grandparents, Fletcher and Blana H. Hardee and maternal grandparents, Rev. Oscar E. Hardwick, Sr. and Mollie V. Hughes Hardwick. She enjoyed working with crafts, listening to beach music, gardening, decorating and antiques. Mrs. Ward was an avid reader. She was a 1967 graduate of Loris High School where she was voted Most Popular, Homecoming Queen and served as the captain of the cheerleading squad that year. Mrs. Ward will be remembered as a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. Her grandchildren were her life. She was known for excellent southern cooking and baking. Some of her fondest memories were going to the mountains and to Chapel Hill, NC to cheer for the University of North Carolina Tar Heels football and basketball teams.

Surviving in addition to her husband of Loris are: two sons, Christopher L. Ward of Murrells Inlet and Casey V. Ward (Jada) of Loris; two grandchildren, Vance C. Ward and Hadley Ward of Loris; one brother, Billy D. Hardee (Phyllis) of North Myrtle Beach; one sister, Pamela Little (Bill) of Little River, SC; one stepson, David L. Ward (Jennifer) of Tennessee; and many special cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM Monday from Mt. Leon Baptist Church with Rev. Lebron Crisp and Rev. Andy Bell officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Leon Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the church from 1:30 PM until 2:45 PM Monday.

Memorials may be sent to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105-3678.

Online Condolences: Goldfinch Funeral Service Inc.

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