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Lavana Rokiya Ward

May 23, 1981 ~ April 3, 2019 (age 37)
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Lavana Rokiya Ward was born May 23, 1981.

She confessed Christ at an early age. She was a member of Second Baptist Church of Union Springs, Alabama. She was a big fan of Alabama Football.

She knew no strangers, everyone loved her and loved being in her company. She graduated from Bullock County High School Class of 2000. She worked for Walmart (Chantilly) for several years and was currently working at GKN Aerospace in Tallassee, Alabama.

She was preceded in death by her uncle, James Ward; great grandmother: Mattie Simpson; and great grandfather James "Poboy" Simpson. 

Lavana was called home to glory on April 3, 2019 at Jackson Hospital.

She leaves to cherish some unforgettable memories: a loving and caring mother: Melanie Ward of Union Springs, Alabama; father: Herman (Jeanette) Jernigan of Shorter, Alabama; stepmother: Ernestine Jernigan of Union Springs, Alabama; mother/aunt: Priscella Ward of Union Springs, Alabama; grandmothers: Rubye Walker of Union Springs, Alabama and Martha (Joseph) Tyler of Tuskegee, Alabama; grandfathers: McArthur Walker of Union Springs, Alabama and Henry (Bertha) Baker of Montgomery, Alabama; five brothers: Jamie Ward of Union Springs, Alabama, Jonathan Ward of Union Springs, Alabama, Ray Scott, Jr. of Union Springs, Alabama, Trevor (Sandra) Jernigan of Prattville, Alabama and Shaquan (Jasmine) Kitt of Shorter, Alabama;
three sisters: Shenika Maddox of Union Springs, Alabama, Adrianna Maddox of Union Springs, Alabama and Enony Jernigan of Augusta, Georgia; ten nieces: Sh'Lena Davis, Niyunna Robbins, Tanyja Johnson, Jamya Ward, Asia Ward and Zykerria Ward, Jamyra Smith, Arkaysia Maddox, Leilani Jernigan and Madison Jernigan; five nephews: Ja'Norrious Scott, Zalen Ward, Jadan Shephard, Trevor Jernigan, Jr. and Kylen Jernigan; six aunts: Belinda Thompkins of Union Springs, Alabama, Angela Thompkins of Union Springs, Alabama, Regina Thompkins of Tuskegee, Alabama, Therese Thompkins of Union Springs, Alabama, Lydia Jenkins of San Antonio, Texas and Lashena Davis of Union Springs, Alabama; seven uncles: Chris Thompkins of Rochester, New York, Dewayne Thomkins of West Palm Beach, Florida, Kamondra Pritchett of Union Springs, Alabama, Raynaldo Pritchett of Union Springs, Alabama, Henry Baker, Jr. and Demetrius Maddox of Union Springs, Alabama, Michael Cunningham of Kentucky; two special great aunt: Mattie (Joe) Ellis of Union Springs, Alabama and Mattie Baker of Union Springs, Alabama; a special godson: Quinterio Hunter, Jr. of Atmore, Alabama; best friends for life: Allison Broaden of Montgomery, Alabama, Cheryl Smith of Columbus, Georgia and Chrystal Johnson of Union Springs, Alabama; special cousins: Bruce Ellis of Menefee, California,
Verrocchio Rivers of Union Springs, Alabama, Quinterio (Amanda) Hunter Sr. of Atmore, Alabama, Levante Hunter of Union Springs, Alabama, Ryan Owen's of Montgomery, Alabama, Lasheka Baker of Union Springs, Alabama and Pop Finney of Union Springs, Alabama; a special cousin-in-law: Clevette Ellis of Montgomery, Alabama; three god-sisters: Juwana (Cooter) Strickland of North Carolina, Tuwanda Thomas and Staneisha Thomas both of Montgomery, Alabama; god aunt: Christine (Lucy) Johnson; special friends of the family: Tara Wade, Felicia Baldwin, Kitina Pritchett, Oscar (Man) Washington, Jack Bean, Allen (Shine) Johnson, Oscar (Juice) Simmons, Antonio Manuel and Darrell Manuel; a special friend: Jacqueline Watkins of Union Springs, Alabama, and a host of other cousins, relatives and friends. 

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