Ward
Ward

DOYLINE – Here’s a math quiz for you: 300 students served a meal every day, 22 days a month for 9 months over 29 years! That’s over 1.7 million meals! Even McDonald’s would be proud! And Gradie Ward, former cafeteria manger at Union Elementary School in Doyline not only served the meals; as cafeteria manager she was the one that had to order the food and manage the recipes and menus! When asked about this astonishing feat, Ward just nodded her head and, with a matter-of-fact smile said, “That

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  1. Congrats, Grandma Gradie! May your family rejoice even in your passing for the impact you had on your family, your community, and all those who knew you or knew of you. Blessings to the family!

  2. Ms. Gracie was my grandmother ( Helen Bradfield) best friend. They worked together and my aunt Lynette Sallee worked with her as well. I can remember my momma telling me that Ms. Gradie called me her lil white grandbaby.. Lol She will be missed terribly. The impact she had on thousands of children and adults can never be done again.

  3. I’m so glad I had the opportunity to meet “Grandma Gradie” through her granddaughter DeDe Myers. I was thereafter referred to as Mississippi friend! That was so funny to me. It’ll always make me smile.

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