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Celebrating the life of

Stephen Daniel Ward

July 20, 1959 - July 10, 2024

Stephen Daniel Ward

Stephen Daniel Ward, 64, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2024 at his home with his family by his side.  He was born July 20, 1959 in Bradenton, Florida.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Reuben and Dorcas Ward.  Stephen owned a construction business and also worked for the I.L.A. #1475 for fourteen years.  He loved God, his family, deep-sea fishing, and hunting.  While sitting in a tree stand, or out on the water in the ocean, he felt close to God.  He lit up a room every time he walked in.  He would do anything for anybody who needed him, he was loving, considerate, understanding, and forgiving.

Stephen was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.  He loved to laugh, and enjoyed life to the fullest.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Ward, three daughters, Stephanie Danielle Ward (Kevin Pryor), Courtney Ward (Duncan Beerman), and Ashley Robinson (Carlos Robinson).  He is also survived by three sisters, Melanie Edwards (Sam – deceased), Phyllis Weil (Arthur), and Beth Smith (Terry Brennan), his brother, Mark Ward, four grandchildren, Trevon Brown (Morgan), Justin Brown, Carleah Robinson, and Kora Ward, as well as one great-granddaughter, Millie B. Brown, and lots of beloved nieces, nephews, and fishing and hunting buddies. 

Visitation will be 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., Saturday, July 13, 2024 at Fox & Weeks, Islands Chapel.

A Celebration of his Life will follow at 12:00 p.m. in the chapel.



Danielle and Family, our heart and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May you find comfort in knowing that he is whole again with no more pain. God Bless you all! Love you sweetie!!

- Johnny and Teresa Orvin, Richmond Hill, Georgia

I've known Steve more years than I can count and, during that time I never saw him without a smile on his face. I'm very sorry to hear this sad news. Condolences to all Steve's family and friends.. RIP Steve .

- Mary Barker Reiser, Thunderbolt, GA

A candle has been lit!

Prayers & thoughts for a great family! Steve will be missed!!

- Shel & Cindy Brennan, Savannah, GA

Prayers for the family as they grieve the loss of this wonderful man.

- Beerman family, Woodland Hills , California

I fished the Gulfstream many memorable days with Steve. He was a down to earth guy and solid as they come. RIP

- John Cullum, Temple Terrace, FL

Sorry for the loss of Steve he was a great man to work with for the past 8 years we had

- John Butler , Savannah , Ga.

Sorry for the loss of Steve he was a great man to work with for the past 8 years we had

- John Butler , Savannah , Ga.

Thoughts and prayers for the ward family. I worked with Stephen at the Gpa. Rest well Brother. Howard Andrews .

- Howard Andrews, Richmond hill, GA

Thoughts and Prayers from Thunderbolt. Willie and Claire Weil

- william weil, Port Wentworth, Georgia

A candle has been lit!

May you rest in peace Stephen!! You will be truly missed!!

- Sandra Bowen, Ellabell, Ga

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel