January 6, 1944 – September 7, 2020
Josephine (Jody) Karen Sunderland passed away peacefully at the Seven Hills Nursing Home in Tallahassee on September 7, 2020 at the age of 76.
Jody is survived by her devoted husband of 55 years Richard (Rick) T. Sunderland as well as a brother Jennings (Kent) Kenton Ward and wife, Jeanne of York, Pennsylvania. Aunt Jody was loved by a host of nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, Jennings Percy Ward and Gladys Snodgrass Ward.
Jody was born January 6, 1944 in Plymouth, North Carolina to JP and Gladys Ward. She married Rick in 1965 and after his service in the Navy they settled in Tallahassee, Florida. Jody worked for a time at Sears and then as a legal secretary for the Department of Business and Professional Regulations. She enjoyed her time there and has been retired from that position for quite a few years.
Jody was a loved and devoted wife, sister, sister-in-law, and aunt. She enjoyed reading as well as traveling with family. Through the years, she and Rick were home to many dogs and cats who they loved dearly. She and Rick also enjoyed refurbishing furniture together. They along with her brother, Kent, worked on restoring the old family homestead in West Virginia.
Visitation will be Tuesday, September 15th from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at Culley’s MeadowWood Funeral Home on Riggins Road. Friends and family are invited, a cap 50 people at a time, and masks should be worn. Interment will be Wednesday, September 16th at 10:00 AM at the Tallahassee National Cemetery.
Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be made in Jody’s name to the Arthritis Foundation at arthritis.org.
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Wednesday, September 16, 2020