Carey Braxton Ward

April 10, 1938 - April 17, 2023
Carey Braxton Ward

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Carey Braxton Ward, age 85 of Wilmington, NC, sadly passed away at Novant Health/New Hanover Regional Medical Center on April 17, 2023.

Braxton was born on April 10, 1938 to the late Clyde Harold and Mary Magdalene Ward in Craven County, NC. In addition he is preceded in death by his brothers Clyde Wilt Ward, Dennis Elton Ward, and Bruce “Randy” Ward.

He retired from DuPont, Cape Fear Plant after many years of service. During his retirement he enjoyed camping, fishing, motorcycle riding and driving his red convertible. He was a loving husband and always very supportive of his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years Patricia “Trish” M. Ward, his son Doug Ward (Rebecca) and children Brittany (Kyle) & Sam, daughters Melanie Preslar (Ryan) and children Reagan & Braxton and Judy Benton (Kenny) and children April, Michelle & Eileen (Steven), his sister Linda Ward, and 10 great-grandchildren, Milia, Alex, Keith, Liam, Sadie, Baylor, Isaiah, Oren, Uriah & Eden as well as many other extended family members and friends.

We would like to thank the staff of Novant Health/New Hanover Regional Hospital and Wilmington Health for their care and support through this difficult time. A special thank you to all of the staff at Liberty Home Care: Denise, Vanessa, John and others who were always there for us during this difficult journey.

There will be a time of Visitation for Braxton’s family to receive family and friends on Friday, April 28, 2023 from 11:00am to 12:00pm, with a Memorial Service to start at 12:00pm at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation – Wilmington Chapel. Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park will immediately follow the Memorial Service.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation – Wilmington Chapel – 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099

Funeral Service

The funeral will take place on April 28, 2023 at 12:00 PM at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation (1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403) followed by burial at Greenlawn Memorial Park cemetery (1155 Shipyard Boulevard Wilmington, NC 28403)

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  • Friday, April 28, 2023
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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  • April 28, 2023
    Eddie Jackson says:
    Uncle Braxton what can I say. Trips to Wilmington to see you and aunt Trish. The awesome memories of y’all with peewee and Sarah and Toby and Ruth. I was lucky to have you in my life. It was a blast buddy. Give a big hug to Sarah and peewee for me. When y’all got together it was always a blast. Y’all watch over me and the family. We all need a swift kick every now and then. Until we meet again uncle B. To all the family reading this. Please stay in touch. Love you all.

  • April 28, 2023
    Morry Watkins lit a candle:
    Lit since April 28, 2023 at 4:52:11 AM

  • April 28, 2023
    Kenneth Kornegay says:
    Sorry I could not make it. Had Dr. Appointment. Clara would have been there. May God be with you during this time

  • April 28, 2023
    Larry Byrd says:
    Braxton was was a wonderful friend and former co-worker. We shared many good times and laughs. Sorry he was so sick at the end. My condolences and prayers to the family. My apologies for not being able to attend the services.

  • April 25, 2023
    William & Tina Benton says:
    Thoughts and Prayers to all the family at this sad time of your loss. Mr. Ward always shared his kind and friendly personality to you anytime you would ever see him. He will surely be missed in presence but will always be with you in his loving legacy . Not many like him any more. All the love to the entire family