Shirley Renia Ward SP-4 (US Army Ret.) was born December 19, 1958 to Ben Owens SR and Hattie Finley Owens.
Shirley attended Alden Elementary and Minor High School, after graduating she enlisted in the US ARMY in 1979. She served as an Administrative Specialist for 3/84th Field Artillery Regiment.
She united with Elvin Ward in marriage and joined Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church in Colony, AL where she served as the secretary and sang in the Adult Choir. After the passing of her husband, she relocated back to the Birmingham area where she remained until her assignment on this earth ended.
She is proceeded in death by her parents Ben Owens Sr and Hattie Owens, her husband Elvin Ward, her sisters Martine and Doris, and brother Ben Jr.
She leaves to cherish her loving memories: Uncle George Finley Sr Fresno, CA, Sisters Amanda Moore (John) Delano, CA, Lizzie Knox Birmingham, AL, Carolyn Ausby Los Angeles, CA, Barbara Harris Birmingham, AL, Brother Ray Owens (JoAnn) Graysville, AL, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
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