Ginger Kemp Ward

March 29, 1948April 14, 2018

Virginia Ann (Ginger) Kemp Ward was born March 29, 1948 in Amarillo, Texas and died on Saturday, April 14, 2018, after an extended illness. Ginger is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Jinsie Ward Preddy and Michael Preddy, and two grandchildren, Adam and Sage; a brother, Carl Lee Kemp in Dimmitt, Texas, a sister, LaDawn Kemp Reichling in Marin County, California; and sister-in-law, Dona Ward, of Atlanta. Ginger was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Louise Kemp, and her husband, Dr. Leland Ward of Atlanta. Ginger grew up in Dimmitt, Texas and later went on to Baylor University in Waco, Texas, graduating in 1966. After working in Dallas, she moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where she met the love of her life, Leland Ward. She worked as a dental assistant and for many years taught pre-school at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church. Ginger was beloved by all of her friends and relatives and her spirit will live on through all who knew her. A service honoring Ginger will be held on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 1:00 pm at H.M. Patterson & Son Spring Hill. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Atlanta Children’s Shelter,


  • Celebration of Life Service Wednesday, April 18, 2018
  • Reception Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Ginger Kemp Ward

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Deborah Reece

April 19, 2018

My mother Maria Sells met Ginger a couple of years ago at Brookdale - the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
Ginger's caring companionship has been a gift to us both.
This past winter we enjoyed visiting her home and seeing pictures of her beautiful family, her greatest joy.
Our thoughts and prayers are with family and friends.
Such a loss but never forgotten. Her light is the lasting circle of love enriching all who know her, always.
Rest in Peace, dear Angel. We are so thankful to have known you.
All love and deep condolences,
Maria Sells
Deborah Reece

Jen Colvin Walker

April 17, 2018

Ginger is a special person and friend who I was lucky enough to have met in college. We had many good times in our social club together and especially enjoyed times living next door to each other in the dorm. We made many good memories together during the college years which I will always keep close to my heart. I remember Ginger as gentle, kind and beautiful both inside and out. I will miss her and always remember her as one of those special people in life whose path crossed mine in a most unforgettable way. I will remember her always.