Loyce Wainwright  Warden
Loyce Wainwright Warden

March 23, 1931 - January 23, 2019
Born in Ware County, Georgia
Resided in Waycross, Georgia
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Loyce Wainwright Warden, 87, died early Wednesday morning (January 23, 2019) at Memorial Satilla Hospital following an extended illness.

She was a native of Ware County and had lived most of her life in Ware County. She was the wife of the late Kenneth H. Warden, Sr, and daughter of the late James Harvey Wainwright and Nena Mae Anderson Wainwright. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, J.H. “Joe” Wainwright and Robert Wainwright.

Mrs. Warden entered school at the Millwood School and was a 1948 graduate of Waresboro High School. She immediately entered nursing school at The Macon Hospital School of Nursing in Macon, GA graduating with a Nursing Degree in 1951. She received training at the Veterans Hospital in Dublin, GA.

She was a Registered Nurse and former Nursing Supervisor in the Labor and Delivery Department at Memorial Hospital. She initially retired in 1993 and later returned to nursing from 1996 until 2003 with Satilla Regional Medical Center. She assisted in delivering newborn babies and providing nursing care to mothers for three generations.

At the age of twelve she joined the 1st Pentecostal Holiness Church which met in the Happy Hollow Community and later became Bible Heritage Church on Albany Avenue. She was a member of the Joy Makers and had served as President of the Women’s Ministry at Bible Heritage Church. She was also a member of the Domino Divas, the Merrymakers of Central Baptist Church, the Gutsy Grannies Exercise Group of First Presbyterian Church, and the Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include five children, Jeffrey E. Warden (wife Terry V.), Martha Tillman (husband Joe), Lisa McLaughlin (husband Buddy), Melanie Crews (husband Van, Sr) all of Waycross, and Kenneth Warden, Jr (wife Deborah) of Columbia, SC; eight grandchildren, Jeffrey A. Warden, Amy Stone (husband Randall), Anna Saxon Wall (husband David), T.J. McLaughlin (wife Brandie), Christopher McLaughlin, Reva Clemons, David Warden, and Rachel Warden, eight great grandchildren, four sisters-in-law, Mary Theo Wainwright of Dublin, GA, Joan Smith, Karen Receveur (husband Joe)and Donna Dazey of Indianapolis, IN, a brother-in-law Phillip Shipley of Bull Shoals, AR, an aunt, uncles, nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice House Satilla, c/o Hospice Satilla 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, GA 31501 or to Bible Heritage Church, 1414 Albany Ave., Waycross, GA 31501.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday (January 26, 2018) at Bible Heritage Church. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Members of the Joy Makers of Bible Heritage are asked to gather at the church at 10:30 AM Saturday to serve as honorary pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 PM Friday at Music Funeral Home.

Sympathy can be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com.

Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.




Music Funeral Home
1503 Tebeau St.
Waycross, GA United States 31501
Friday, January 25, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bible Heritage Church
1414 Albany Ave.
Waycross, GA US 31501
Saturday, January 26, 2019
11:00 AM
Oakland Cemetery
2410 Alice St.
Waycross, GA US 31501
Saturday, January 26, 2019