On Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, Jessica Ann “Jessie” Ward, of Spring City, passed away at age 54. Jessie was a loving wife, mother of four children, and a longtime resident of Rhea County.

Jessie was born on Sept. 17, 1965, in Battle Creek, Mich. On Dec. 15, 1985, she married Edgar Lee “Eddie” Ward. They raised two sons, Eddie and Donnie; and two daughters, Alessia and Becky.

Jessie, a very devoted grandmother, loved spending time with and taking care of her grandchildren. She loved horses and enjoyed crafting.

Jessie was preceded in death by her parents, David and Marcella Lucas Hughes; and her brother, Rainney Hughes.

She is survived by her husband, Edgar Lee “Eddie” Ward, of Spring City; children, Alessia Marie (Justin) Strickland, of Rockwood, Tenn., Edgar Lee “Eddie” (Nina) Ward Jr., of Spring City, Donald Lee “Donnie” (Jennifer) Ward, of Spring City, and Rebecca Noel “Becky” Rogers of Spring City; brother, David Hughes, of Florida; sister, Carolyn Buczek, of Lebanon, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Calysta Ward, Eddie Lee Ward, and DaniRay Ward (parents Eddie Jr. and Nina), and Donnie Lee Ward, and Waylon Ward (parents Donnie and Jennifer); and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Jessie will be cremated, and memorial services will be held Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, at 10 a.m. EST at the home of Eddie and Jessie, located at 1175 Lakewood Village Road in Spring City, with the officiating minister to be announced later. Cards and flowers from family and friends can be sent to 1175 Lakewood Village Road, Spring City, TN 37381.

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Arrangements are by Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home, of Dayton.