Maxie Woods Ward Thomas

Maxie Woods Ward Thomas passed away September 30, 2016. She was 91 years old.

She was born July 25, 1925 in Throckmorton, Texas. She was the greatest mother and grandmother in the world. She was loved beyond words and will forever be in our hearts.

She is preceded in death by her husband and father of her children, Troy Ward; second husband, Herman Thomas; one son, Jeff Ward; mother and father, Jesse and Cora Woods; four sisters and one brother.

She is survived by three sons, Troy Ward Jr. and wife Brenda of Fort Davis, Texas, Dwight Ward of Freeport, Florida and Sam Ward of Tallahassee, Florida; three daughters, Shirley Garner and husband Steve of Groveland, Florida, Brenda Lindsey of Pell City, Alabama and Lisa Reddick and husband David of Holt, Florida; 75 grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great-grandchildren; one sister, Marjorie Pope and husband Bob of Weatherford, Texas; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at East Baptist Church, 910 Bay Avenue, DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435, where she was a member, beginning at 11 a.m. with Reverend David Reddick officiating.  A time of visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.  Committal services will follow at Euchee Valley Cemetery.  Flowers are being accepted.

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Arrangements and services are under the direction of Davis-Watkins Funeral Home.

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