Elizabeth Burnette “Betty” Ward

Published 10:47 am Thursday, April 25, 2024

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Elizabeth (Betty) Ward passed away on April 19, 2024 at her home in Bermuda Run.

She is survived by: her husband of 54 years, Richard “Dick” Ward; and her daughter, Kelly Ward.

She was preceded in death by: her father, George Henry Burnett; her mother, Ruth Hedly Burnett; and her brother, Stephen George Burnett.

Betty graduated from the University of Tennessee with highest honors. She was a purchasing manager for The Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles, a writer and editor for industrial publications, and a licensed real estate broker. She was an active member of the Mocksville Garden Club, a Master Gardener, a tutor and volunteer in Davie County Schools, a volunteer and board member at the Davie County Public Library.

She was an active member of Mocksville First Methodist Church, where she helped establish and manage the Stephen Ministry. She volunteered for numerous church activities.

She loved gardening, reading and traveling. She was a loving mother and a devoted wife. People who knew Betty loved and enjoyed her wit, her beautiful smile and her sweet nature. She will be missed by everyone she met.

Her funeral was held in Richmond, Va., where most of her family lived.