Obituary and funeral home: Joan Dills Ward, 76, of Covington

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Joan Dills Ward, age 76 of Covington, passed away on November 11, 2020. She was born in Gainesville, GA on September 30, 1944 to the late Robert C. Dills and the late Blonnie Lackey Dills. Mrs. Ward was preceded in death by her five brothers and sisters. 

Surviving members of her family are, husband, Bill Ward; daughters and son-in-law, Lisa and Nick Minadeo, Hollie Ward; son, Michael Ward; sister and brother-in-law, Bonnie and Cordelle Asbury; grandchildren, Richard and Lyxandra Minadeo, Carmen Minadeo, Jonathan Crowe, Matthew McDill, Michael Ward; great grandchildren, William and Henry Minadeo and many nieces and nephews.

In Joan’s early life she grew up in several mill towns with her parents and younger sister Teresa. They settled in Monroe, GA where she lived until she met the love of her life, Bill Ward. Together they had 3 children, 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren, who she loved dearly.

Joan had a passion taking pictures of her family and friends so she could look back on them and enjoy the memories. She enjoyed going camping many places, especially Myrtle Beach. Joan loved to read all her life and was never without her books or later in life her Kindle. 

Joan loved to talk to her family and friends for hours at a time. In her later years she found she could reach more people through modern technology with Facebook. She would spend hours on Facebook catching up with friends and family, enjoying their pictures and posts. She even made friends with people she never met in person. That is just the kind of person Joan was. She never met a stranger. 

Joan was one of a kind and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

A funeral service will be held on Sunday, November 15th at 3:00 PM in the Chapel of Meadows Funeral Home with the Rev. Darryl Dale officiating. The family will be receiving friends and family at a visitation from 1:00 -3:00.

Please sign the guestbook online at www.meadowsfuneralhomeinc.com
Meadows Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

Reposted courtesy of Meadows Funeral Home.

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