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Madica Everett Ward

May 20, 1938 ~ April 18, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old

Madica Ward Obituary

Madica Everett Ward passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 18, 2023.


She was born in Duplin County on May 20, 1938 to Arethea Everett Matthews and was raised by her grandmother/mother, Virginia Everett. She was adored by her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren who will miss her for eternity.


“Dee Dee” as family and friends fondly knew her was a homemaker for many years, giving the upmost love and support to her husband and children. She was later employed with Butterball (formerly known as Carolina Turkeys) where she retired after 20 plus years of employment.  She was a dedicated worker with a strong work ethic.


She was an exceptional wife and mother. She was a woman of grace and courage, with a generous heart, and a source of love and strength for her family. She was beautiful inside and out. Spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandbabies, brought her the greatest joy in life.


She loved to hear and sing Christian hymns and Spiritual songs. It was not unusual to hear her humming some of her favorite songs. During her last days on earth, she would quote scriptures and sing. Her voice was captivating and comforting to her family.


She was joined in holy matrimony to the late Thomas Ward, Jr., and this union was blessed with two children.


Cherished memories will remain forever in the hearts of her daughters, Karen Holliday and Machelle Vann; son-in-law, Allen Vann; grandchildren, Jaffari Ward, Kadeshia Hash, Adarian Vann and Azavian Vann; great-grandchildren, Jakeir Ward, Ahmeir Hash, Aalayah Hash, Messiah Rivers and Kamden Hash; sister, Dorothy Jean Klumann; brother, Earl Matthews and nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


Funeral service will be held Thursday, April 27, 2023 at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Howell Funeral Home & Crematory in Goldsboro.  Burial will follow at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Princeton.  Visitation will be held prior to the service from 2 until 2:45 p.m. at the funeral home.


Services entrusted to the care of Howell Funeral Home & Crematory in Goldsboro.

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April 27, 2023

2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Howell Funeral Home & Crematory
1500 Wayne Memorial Drive
Goldsboro, NC 27534

Funeral Service
April 27, 2023

3:00 PM
Howell Funeral Home & Crematory Chapel
1500 Wayne Memorial Drive
Goldsboro, NC 27534


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