Lucy Constance Read Ward, age 59, passed away on May 30, 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Lucy was born on Oct. 18, 1960 at Kennestone Hospital in Marietta. She graduated from Marietta High School in 1978. After completing her BSEd at Kennesaw State University, Lucy went on to earn her MEd and as a lifelong learner was pursuing other advanced degrees. After devoting many years to staying home and raising her six children, Lucy embarked on her 20 plus year teaching career. She taught at The Heiskell School in Atlanta, Mount Vernon School in Sandy Springs, and Turner Middle School in Douglas County before relocating to Mt. Pleasant, SC to teach at Deer Park Middle School in N. Charleston.
An avid reader, beach lover, adventure seeker, and connoisseur of sunsets, Lucy was most passionate about her faith, her friends and her family. She laughed freely, loved fiercely, and lived wholeheartedly. Lucy lived with courage and grace to her last moment and her greatest delight was her children and grandchildren.
Lucy is preceded in death by her father, James Stanton Read, Jr., her mother, Nadine Cranmer Read, her brother, James Stanton Read III, and her granddaughter Emily Michelle Ward. She is survived by her children, Harrison Ward and Beth Benise, Stanton and Melissa Ward, Georgia Ward and Scotty Mcbrayer, Bethany and Brett Franklin, Nelson and Emily Ward, and Maggie Ward and fiancé, Cody Williams; by her grandchildren, Xander, Samson, and Belle Ward, and Addie, David, James, and Aylah Ward; and by her siblings, Becky Read Sullivan, Emily Read Hall, and John Read; and by lifelong best friend, Jan Armstrong and many other family and friends.
The family will receive friends Saturday, June 6 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Lucy’s childhood home at 960 Powder Springs Road, Marietta 30064 and an outdoor memorial service will follow at 11:00 a.m. For those wishing to express condolence, but unable to gather because of Covid 19 concerns, please leave your comments and memories on Lucy Ward’s Facebook page. The family will enjoy reading each one together. The family expresses appreciation for each word and act of love and support.