August 25, 1926 - February 28, 2020
Mrs. Melba Louise Ward Woolard, age 93, a former resident of Terrapin Track Road, Washington, died Friday, February 28, 2020 at River Trace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Washington.
A graveside service will be held 4:00 PM Sunday, March 1, 2020 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens in Washington, conducted by Marty Alligood.
Mrs. Woolard was born in Gates County on August 25, 1926. She was the daughter of the late Lancie Britten Ward and Lena White Ward. Mrs. Woolard worked for many years as a seamstress at the Washington Garment Factory. Later, she worked at the Mid-East Commission. She was a very active member of the Asbury United Methodist Church, Sunday School and the Ladies' Circles.
Mrs. Woolard was married to William Robert Woolard, Sr., who preceded her in death, July 1, 1981.
Mrs. Woolard is survived by her granddaughter, Alicia Vosburgh and her husband, Richard of Washington; two grandsons, Brant Vosburgh and Sawyer Vosburgh both of Washington; daughter-in-law, Clara Woolard of Washington; and son-in-law, Jerry Alligood of Washington.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Woolard was preceded in death by her son, William Robert Woolard, Jr.; her daughter, Patricia Ann Alligood; two grandchildren, William Anthony Woolard and Angela Lynn Woolard; and her brother, Lancie Britten Ward, Jr.
Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to the Asbury United Methodist Church, 88 N. Asbury Church Road, Washington, N.C. 27889.
Online condolences may be offered to the family by visiting www.paulfuneralhome.com
Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington is honored to serve the Woolard family.
Sunday, March 1
Pamlico Memorial Gardens
161 Avon Ave.
Washington, NC 27889