Helen Marie Ward


Helen Marie Ward was born in in Camak, Georgia on December 23, 1935 to the late Theodore “Ted” and Rosalee Clay Wilson. She relocated to Columbus and graduated from East High School. She married the love of her Life Clarence P. Ward in 1962 and celebrated 55 years of marriage earlier this year. Mother Ward as she was affectionately known was the mother of four children, Brent A , Brenda A, Kenny, Clarence Jr. Sister Ward was a former member of Mt. Hermon Missionary Baptist Church where she served on the Deaconess and Nurses Boards and sang in the Inspirational choir. She retired from General Motors after 25 years of service September of 2001. Sister Ward joined Triedstone Baptist Church January 1979 and remained faithful until her health no longer permitted attendance. She LOVED her church and had a special relationship with Bishop Jerome Ross, Sr. and his family! She served with the Nurses Corp, Deaconess Board, Woman Be Blessed Ministry and Hospitality Committee. She was also responsible for the landscape of the church and took pride in her work! Mother Ward had a heart for people of all ages especially the youth and lent a helping hand with In His Image Mime Ministry. She was the visionary for Committee of Concern. She was instrumental in mentoring young women to carry out the principles of the Committee of Concern by taking them on visits and encouraging their growth in evangelism. It is obvious that Mother Ward wore many hats at Triedstone but her love for OSU Buckeyes was apparent by her favorite OSU hat! She followed all sports and especially enjoyed attending games of many of the Triedstone children! Sister, Mother, Auntie, Granny, Grandmother Ward will be greatly missed but her legacy will forever live in our hearts!


Left to cherish her memory, husband, Clarence P. Ward Sr.; daughter, Brenda A. (Gregory) Walker; sons, Brent A. (Kim) Ward, Kenny (Carmen) Ward and Clarence P. Ward Jr.; brother, Willie (Juanita) Wilson; 18 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchildren. Host of nieces, nephews and cousins. Daughters in love Deaconess Sharon Adams and Dorothy Walker. Special girlfriend Natye Cammon

Condolence Messages


  2. To the family of my beautiful aunt Helen: Tim, Wilbur lee, and myself send our most heartfelt
    condolences to you all. We are hurting here as well and will be left with the wonderful memories of aunt Helen. She was a loving, caring, awesome woman of God!!!. We love you all so much and will continue to pray to God to comfort us like only HE can!!! Peace to you all!!!
    Diane, Tim, and Wilbur lee

  3. Thank you Aunt Helen for your footprint in my life, I watched you and heard you walk out your Faith in Truth . Beautiful Wife, Mother, Sister, Grandmother, Great- mother and Friend, but more then all those titles You are a Beloved Daughter of Zion, Rest Easy now until another day.
    Love you always Toobie.

  4. Bloved friend Kenny may G’d grant her paradise

  5. Hattie L Harris

    To the Ward family, I would like to send my sincere condolences. Mrs. Ward, was a good hearted, loving, woman, with a heart of gold. She was always very sweet, and wonderful to me. I’m really going to miss hearing her just saying my name. She will truly be missed. My prayers are with all of you. RIH Mrs Ward

  6. Ward Family,
    You have my sincerest condolences. I lived across the street from Triedstone.She and I got to know each other while planting flowers. She was a wonderful lady. I will miss her spririt.

  7. Thank you Aunt Helen for your footprint in my life. I watched and heard you walk out your Faith in Truth such a Beautiful Light you was. They call you Wife, Mother, Sister, Grandmother, Great-grandmother and Friend but more then all of these you were a Beloved Servant and Daughter of Zion , now comes your time to be absent from the body yet present with our Lord, I rejoice with you! Rest easy Women of Virtual until another day. Love you always Toobie.

  8. Maurice E. Hall

    I started going to Triedstone at the age of 10 years old. Grandma Ward was always there with the her smiling face always telling people what to do. As I grew older and started high school, I started playing football, she was one of my many cheerleaders, rain or shine she was there. When I started college and had the opportunity to play football at Ohio State, Grandma Ward (a diehard buckeye fan) and my relationship got even closer. I got a chance to see the loving, caring, hard-working supportive person that she was even more. She always supported me no matter if I had a good game or bad game. She always told me there was more I could do. She pushed me to be better. During some of the biggest events of my life, such as me scoring the game winning touchdown against Michigan to my wedding day, Grandma Ward was always there cheering me on. I will never forget how special she was and she will always be in my heart. She often told me too, that I was her #1 buckeye., I will miss you. Here’s to you a buckeye salute. Rest in heaven grandma Ward.

    With Love,
    Maurice Hall & The Hall Family

  9. Karyn West (Angel)

    My prayers go out to the family! I loved Mother Ward dearly! I will never forget the words she said to me when I found out I was pregnant out of wedlock, your life is not over, you’ll raise your child and you will do great things! Well Mother Ward…. I have your would be proud! Love you!

  10. Pastor Patricia Angel

    To the Ward family
    My prayers are for you all. I can’t be there but I will lift you up in my prayers. Blessings.

  11. SirGregory Powell

    Sorry for your loss. Heaven gained an Angel.

  12. To the Ward Family,

    My deepest condolences to each and every one of you. May God comfort and carry you through your time of loss.

  13. Your Mom is gone but not forgotten
    Remember the good times cherish the the Love she gave you and her advice.Remember
    the smile on her face and the flowers she
    planted and you know she loved her flowers
    Peace and Love
    Sis Green

  14. Mr&Mrs Donald Greggs (Rhonda)

    Sending our condolences to the Ward family may God wrap his arms around the family through there time of grieving be blessed

  15. TERESA Freeman Morgan Moore..

    My prayers are with you and your family at THIS time of memories of the matriarch..Mrs Helen Marie Ward.. Kenny, Brent and Brenda I love all of you and sorry for the loss of a great Mom. SHE WILL BE TRULY MISSED..

  16. To Brent,Brenda, Kenny, and Clarence our hearts go out to you all cause as you all know we grew up together so your lost is our lost Your mother was a beautiful lady she always watched out for all of US We pray for all you during this time of your loss The Mix family

    • Deaconess Brenda Walker

      Hey Helen M. Ward has gone to Heaven 8/10/2017..her Homegoing service will be tomorrow at 5pm is the viewing and service starts @6:00pm. Triedstone Baptist Church 858 East 3rd Avenue.

      Hope you can come would love to see you. How’s your parents and your sister Julia.

  17. To Brent,Brenda, Kenny, and Clarence our hearts go out to you all cause as you all know we grew up together so your lost is our lost Your mother was a beautiful lady she always watched out for all of US We pray for all you during this time. The Mix family

  18. To Brent,Brenda, Kenny, and Clarence our hearts go out to you all, cause as you all know we grew up together so your lost is our lost Your mother was a beautiful lady she always watched out for all of US, We are praying for all you during this time. The Mix family

  19. Marcus J. Salter

    My Condolences to the Ward Family, May Mrs Helen rest well with the Lord – during this difficult time I pray that God be your Comforter…..

    Marcus J. Salter

  20. Lydia and Joseph Valentine

    The Valentine’s

  21. Darlene Brantley

    My Condolences to the family and may God give each of you the strength to move forward during these trying times

  22. Sheila Henderson

    With my Deepest Condolences, May your Mother Rest in Heaven. I met her way back when Angela (Nookie) Tate were Besties. She was such a Sweet and Caring lady. I LUV 3 watch her doing her Usher Thing. There was no false pre-tense the way she did it, and she did it with Pride and such Grace! God was very pleased trust me. PRAYING 4 you guys. SHEILA (SMITH) HENDERSON.

  23. Lawrence Henton

    Kenny my prayers will be you and your family words can’t explain the loss of a Mother lost my Mother in 1992 .If possible remember all the good times, Lawrence p/s I have much respect for you and your recovery blessings unto you and yours

  24. Yolanda Loni Burton Hairston

    To the Ward family
    I know your pain I lost my Mom last year. I remember so many thing about Mrs Ward she was like a Mom to me . She is the reason I am in church at a early age I would go to church with her at Mt Herman she made sure on Sunday that I would be ready for a long day at church Sunday school.
    Mourning Worship and Evening broadcast. Thank you Mrs Ward for everything you did for me and my family, You have your wings now no more pain and suffering when you get to Heaven tell my Mom & Dad and Wayne I miss and Love them and you too.
    Loni (Burton ) Hairston

  25. Bruce Hankins Family

    Hankins Family

    Our Condolences to the family and may God give each of you the strength & bless you during these trying times. Your Family will always be in our hearts and prayers.

    The Family of Bruce Hankins

  26. Helen worked for me at General Motors and I will always remember her as one of the most pleasant, sincere and hard working persons in my career as a supervisor at GM and Delphi.

  27. Johnnie and Janice Hulittle

    Blessings and comfort to your family may the God of All Comfort give you peace and rest

  28. Deborah Franklin

    To the Ward Family,
    Sending our heartfelt condolences and prayers for the family. We are so sorry to hear of your loss, she was family to our family. She and my mom (Margaret Franklin) shared a wonderful friendship for many years. May God bless this family.

    The Franklin Family.

  29. To the Ward Family

    My deepest condolences to your entire family may your mother rest in paradise. Hold on to the memories and to God for the strength to get through
    This difficult time.

  30. Kenny (Dad) I am so sorry for the loss of the first woman in your life. I pray that you allow GOD to wrap his arms around you and remember that she will always be with you. I love you DAD

  31. Hattie L Harris

    To the Ward family, my deepest condolences on the journey home of Mrs Helen Ward. She is a woman who never met a strange, a friend to all who ever met her, and a real woman of God. Her physical body may be gone, but her sprite will live on in our hearts. I know I will never forget the way she always smiled and said my name. She was a true blessings to me. I will keep the Ward family in my prayers.

  32. Valorie Dillard & Tameka Dillard-O'Neal

    Praying for you Kim and all the family. May God bring you comfort during this time of bereavement.

  33. Charles & Sharon Boyer family

    Our deepest sympathy to the Ward family. May God be with you during this difficult time and may your beautiful memories bring you peace in your heart in the future. Hugs to you.

  34. may god bring peace to the WARD FAMILY. Roddy Family

  35. Love and Peace to Ward Family





  37. God bless the Ward family.Mrs Ward will be truly missed. Live u all

  38. My condolence to Brenda, Brent and family. Prayers are with you in the loss of your mom, I know your hearts are heavy and their are no words to ease your pain. Look to God in which cometh your help. Panthers 4 life. Karen Ervin-Lee

  39. Doc, Life here on earth is never long enough for the ones we love that has passed on to be with our lord ( God needed his angel)but may the memory of your mother continue to live through you and the rest of your family forever. Keep her flowers blooming, her smile bright by rooting for the buckeyes, helping /supporting/educating our youth, keeping a close knit family and by keeping the faith in God as you know through your mothers prayers you are highly favored. I will always love you and your mom.

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