BOSSIER CITY – Services celebrating the life of Mertis Jane Ward, 74, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Hill Crest Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow at Hill Crest Memorial Park. Visitation will be held at 10:00 a.m. the hour prior to the service.
Mertis was born and raised in Shreveport, LA. She was a vibrant woman whom loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She enjoyed music, especially the blues and had a strong passion for cooking for her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; Charlie and LeAnn Ward and brother Wilbert Ward. Mertis is survived by her children; Delores Ward, Audrey Henderson, Cheryl Ward and Alvin Ward and wife Cassie, sister; Perlina Capers and husband Charles, 11 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Her very special nieces and nephews; Teresa Capers, LeAnnetta Coleman, Elbonie Littlejohn, Telly Littlejohn, close friends; Ida Robinson, Lula Mae Gillin, Evelyn Harrison and Charlie Frazier and a host of extended family and friends.