August 24, 1949 - August 15, 2020
Reflection of Life A Time To Be Born: Born August 24, 1949 to the late Wilson and Ruby Ashford in Starkville, MS. He was preceded in death by his sister, Marsha Mims Ashford. A Time To Grow: Henry attended school within the Starkville school district. He obtained technical training at EMCC in Auto Mechanics. He used that training to build his presence and reputation in Auto Repairs. He gained loyal customers and built long lasting relationships through the family business, Ashford’s Garage. A Time To Serve: Henry served his country in the U.S. Army, through active service during the Vietnam War. His appointments included active service in the field, and during his stateside appointment in Fort Davens, Mass. He served as a heavy equipment driver. In June of 1973, he obtained an honorable discharge from the U.S. Army. A Time To Live: After his honorable discharge, he settled back into civilian life. Shortly after, he met his wife, Betty Ashford. They united in holy matrimony, and together they welcomed and reared 4 children. Two sons, Michael Ward (Sharley), of Columbus, MS and Henry Ward (Erione) of Starkville, MS. Two daughters, Drashinda Ward-Butler (Mark) of Starkville, MS and Tikima Ward, of Florence, AL And a host of Grand Children, Great Grand Children, Nieces and Nephews. A Time To Remember: He leaves to cherish his memories, a loving wife, Betty Ashford. Two Sons: Michael (Sharley) Ward, & Henry (Erione) Ward. Two Daughters: Drashinda (Mark) WardButler & Tikima Ward. Sisters: Annette (Charles Ray) Johnson, Arleen Yarborough (Eugene, deceased), Cheryl (James) Henly, Elder Rochelle Minor, Vanessa Ashford. Brothers: Rev. Wilson (Evelena) Ashford, Rev. Kenyon F. Ashford, & Rev. Tony Ashford. Eight Grandkids, Tanya (Eric) Ward, Lemichael Ward, Antjuan Jefferson,Shania Ward, Adajia Jefferson, Jeffrey Ward, Elisha Ward, Katan Ward. Three Great Grandkids: Eric Moore Jr., Londyn Moore, Cannon Moore. A host of nieces, nephews and relatives.
Reflection of Life A Time To Be Born: Born August 24, 1949 to the late Wilson and Ruby Ashford in Starkville, MS. He was preceded in death by his sister, Marsha Mims Ashford. A Time To Grow: Henry attended school within the Starkville school... View Obituary & Service Information
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