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Mary Lou Simmons Sullivan Ward: Sunset Beach

1934 – 2017

     Mary Lou Simmons Sullivan Ward of Sunset Beach went to be with her Lord on Sunday, Sept. 17. She was 83.

     Mary Lou was born on April 11, 1934, to the late Robert Priest and Frances (Fannie) Simmons in Ash.

     In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Vander Sullivan; daughter, Juanita Ward; and grandson: Michael Inman; and great granddaughter, Vanessa Sullivan; sisters: Annie May Babson, Mortie Lee Baldwin and Cornelia (Tea) Britt.

     She is survived by her husband, Larry Ward; sons, Bobby Sullivan of Calabash, and Danny Sullivan of Sunset Beach; daughter, Mary Ellen Ward of Whiteville; daughter, Marilyn Causey of Ocean Isle Beach; 11 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, in Lighthouse Mission Church, Calabash, burial following in Whispering Pines Cemetery, Calabash.

     Visitation was planned from noon to 2 p.m., prior to the service, in the church.

     A guest register is available here.