Sheron Kelley Ward passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 in Italy, Texas. Sheron was born on March 26, 1944 in Brushy, Texas to Alice Vestal Kelley and W. Odell Kelley.
Sheron moved to Italy, Texas when she was thirteen and graduated from Italy High School. She married the love of her life, Jerry Dan Ward, on April 24, 1970. Sheron was an entrepreneur and she owned a jewelry business and then a Merle Norman and clothing boutique in Cedar Hill for 15 years. She also had a store in Canton for First Monday for many years. She was an active member of the Waxahachie Rebekah Lodge for several years. Sheron had a passion for life and she and Jerry loved to travel and visited many beautiful places. They also enjoyed antiquing, square dancing, and camping. The most important thing in Sheron's life was her family. Her favorite pastime was watching her sons, Randy and Jerry Dan, and her grandchildren Jake, Sydni and Casey, in all of their activities. Her grandchildren called her Gramsy and she was always in the stands at their events and was their biggest cheerleader.
Sheron was baptized at the Italy Church of Christ when she was 13 years old. She loved her church family at the Northside Church of Christ in Waxahachie where she was a member since 1996 and she attended there until her health prevented her from attending the services. She often said she hoped Walter outlived her so he could preach her service. When traveling she attended church in a lot of different cities and states.
Sheron was preceded in death by her parents, Alice Vestal Kelley and W. Odell Kelley of Italy, brother Garlan Kelley of Italy and sister-in-law Patsy Kelley of Kerens, Texas. She is survived by her husband, Jerry Ward of Waxahachie, son Randy Ward (wife Kristin) and grandson Jake of Midlothian, so Jerry ward (wife Tammi) and granddaughter Syndi as well as grandson Casey of Montgomery; brother James Kelley (wife Lena) of Athens; nephew Scott Kelley (wife Dana) of Frisco; nieces Jana Thompson (husband JT) of Southlake, Gena Kelley of Houston and many aunts, uncles cousins, great-nieces and great-nephews. Sheron's bright smile and sense of fun will be missed by all of those who loved her.