Oma was born in Quitman County, on November 12, 1925, the first of 12 children to Lemuel and Ninner Little. She married R.M. Ward on April 29, 1946 in Lyon.
Oma was a true Southern lady who loved her home state of Mississippi. She loved people and unselfishly helped others. Oma loved the Lord and enjoyed volunteering for various organizations. She worked all of her life in various jobs including manager of the Benoit Outing Club, Leland Racquet Club and owner of Leland Café.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and son, Richard Ward, grandson, Rob Tosch, five sisters and one brother.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Cheryl and Robert Tosch, grandchildren and spouses, Mick and Carmel Tosch and Amy (Tosch) and Darren Lozano and great-grandchildren Mickayla, Jordan and Rob Tosch and Cody and Ty Lozano; brothers and their families Mack, Phil and Bill Little; sisters and their families Dot Frazier and Cheryl Bailey; and numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Services will be at the First Baptist Church of Leland at 11 a.m. officiated by Pastor Jon Doler.
Visitation will be held at the church prior to services at 10 a.m.
Donations may be made to Arms of Mercy in Greenville and Central CEMS in West Columbia, Texas, or a charity of your choice.