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Sophia Elizabeth Ward

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“I was so sorry to find out from my daughter that you had left us. I will miss being able to contact you about what is going on in the family and...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Karen Deets - Santa Rosa, CA

“Betty, you and I were in the Sisterhood of Catholic daughters, who always learned the scripture on the prayercards, and finished all the catechism...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Elyse Muller - Hanahan, SC

“I am so sorry to hear of her passing. I will always remember her beautiful smile. ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Annette Masche - Charleston, SC

“To the best boss in the world will miss your beautiful smile and your caring spirit rest in God loving arms Love Cleasie xoxo ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Cleasie Gates

“To Betty's family, may the grace of God cover you as you celebrate the life of one who was a woman of truth . She was the Director of the Radiology...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Josephine Prioleau-Richardson

“It is with a heavy heart that I say good bye to one of the sweetest ladies that I have ever known. You will be missed. So many good memories. ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Carole Ross - Daniel Island, SC

“Betty was an amazing boss and friend since 1987. She will truly be missed, however she will always be with us as an angel! My prayers are with the...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Sherri Walker - Ravenel, SC


8 of 10 | Posted by: Richard & Suzanne Ward - SC

“I first met Betty when our sons were attending Nativity school. I'll remember her as a kind and gracious lady and friend. ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Arlene Hill - Charleston, SC


10 of 10 | Posted by: Rochelle Burnell - Goose Creek, SC


Sophia Elizabeth Ward, or Betty as she was known to her family and many friends, entered into eternal rest Wednesday, April 15, 2020. Her memorial service will be held at a later date.

Sophia was born on June 5, 1951 in Charleston, S.C., to parents Horace Bell Deets, Jr. and Catherine Ann Nolen Deets. She attended school in Charleston, graduating from Bishop England High School in 1969, and graduating from radiology technology school in Greenville, SC in August of 1971.

She went to work at St Francis Hospital where she worked for 43 years, and retired as Imaging Director for Roper St Francis Hospital in 2018. She is survived by her sons, Andrew Ely Ward of Pensacola, FL and Dennis "Denny" Alan Ward of Charleston, SC, brother Horace Bell Deets, III of Annandale, VA, Granddaughters Catherine Brooke Ward and Morgan Elizabeth Ward and numerous cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother John Nolen Deets and sister Catherine Louise Deets.

In February of this year, Betty posted, "If you remember anything of me after I leave this world, remember that I loved even when it was foolish. That I cared even when it was unwanted. When my body is gone, remember my heart."