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Nellie Icie Ratcliff Ward

Services for Nellie Icie Ratcliff Ward, of Brookhaven, are 1p.m. Thursday, July 23, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter DaySaints Brookhaven Branch with burial in the Church of Jesus Christof Latter Day Saints Red Star Ward Cemetery.

Visitation is Wednesday from 5 until 9 p.m. at BrookhavenFuneral Home on Natchez Drive and Thursday from noon until 1 p.m.at the church.

Mrs. Ward, 87, died July 19, 2009, at Hospice Ministries inRidgeland. She was born in Brookhaven on Sept. 21, 1921, to RichardRatcliff and Ida Smith Ratcliff.

She was a homemaker. She worked at Bob’s Sandwich Shop for morethan 20 years. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ ofLatter Day Saints Brookhaven Branch.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, JosephClyde Ward; her brothers, Carlos, Rance, Sidney and Aliby Ratcliff;and a sister, Beatrice Leggett.

Survivors are her sons, Michael Ward, of Monticello, and RickyWard, of Brookhaven; a daughter, Peggy Pead, of West Valley, Utah;her brothers, Versie Ratcliff and Percy Ratcliff, both ofBrookhaven; her six grandchildren; and her ninegreat-grandchildren.