May 20, 1941 ~ April 28, 2020

Born in: Dacula, Georgia
Resided in: Lula, Georgia

Martha Evelyn Ward, 78, of Lula, GA passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2020. Mrs. Ward was born in Gwinnett County, Georgia to the late Leatus and Pauline (Stancil) Lord.

Martha is survived by her children Patricia Wells and husband Bill of Lawrenceville, John “Bo” Lunsford, Jr. of Lula, daughter-in-law Diane “Dee” Lunsford of Snellville, sisters Sadie Bentley of Snellville and Zelma Johnson of Dacula and brother George Nelms of Lawrenceville.

She is also survived by grandchildren Brantley Wells and his wife Christen of Alpharetta and Samantha Wells, of Sandy Springs, Rachel and Dylan Lunsford of Lula, Jason Lunsford and his wife Rebecca of Lilburn, Amy Frederick and her husband Matthew of Auburn and greatgrandchildren William and Quinlan Wells.

Martha is preceded in death by husband John “Zeke” Lunsford, Sr., husband Howard Ward, son Jackie “Fred” Lunsford, sisters Mary Sewell, Syble Pippin and brother Edward “Sonny” Lord. Martha was a loving mother and devoted wife. She also had a successful career in the beauty and fashion business outside the home. Martha was a beauty salon owner in Lawrenceville, salon and spa manager in Gainesville and worked in retail sales in Gainesville and Commerce.

A private graveside service will be held at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Lawrenceville.

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In lieu of flowers, a donation is requested to the Salvation Army.

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  1. Oh, Pat…I am so sorry to read this. I send prayers of comfort and peace to you…

  2. CandleImageSitting in remembrance of Granny Martha.
    I light a candle today symbolic of the love her family has for her and the love she holds for her family.
    May she go in peace into the next level of her experience.
    I look forward to seeing her again when I, too, re-merge with the eternal light.

  3. CandleImageOur deepest condolences to the family of Martha Evelyn Ward.May her soul rest in peace.
    Bernard,Marie and Natasha De Silva

  4. CandleImageSadie, Zelma and George, we are so sorry to hear about the passing of Martha. She was always such a sweet and fun person. You are all in our prayers. May you know the peace only God can give

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