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Ward, Jerry Garland

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May 21, 1938 - December 1, 2015

Ward, Jerry Garland

Jerry Garland Ward was born on May 21, 1938 and passed on December 1, 2015. Jerry was most well-known for his organ playing, performing in numerous clubs and restaurants throughout Dallas. In the 1970’s, he took a contract job with Mary Kay Cosmetics and remained there for 35 years. He considered Mary Kay Ash one of his dearest friends. Jerry was a pilot, loved cruising the Caribbean and always had a fancy car and the latest popular gadget. He had many life long friends who stood beside him through thick and thin. Jerry was preceded in death by his mother, Ruby Lorraine Garland Ward, and survived by his sister, Lorraine McCoy, brother, James Ward, as well as three nephews and two nieces.  Services are pending.

Jerry was genuinely loved by his family and friends. He will be truly missed.

Arrangements are under the direction of:
Aria Cremation Service & Funeral Home
10116 E. NW Highway
Dallas, Texas 75238
214.34.8008

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Paul Allen

May 20, 2016 4:21AM

I was shocked today to hear of jerry's passing. Jerry was without a doubt the best music teacher I ever had.He introduced me to the B3 Hammond organ with Leslie Speaker and taught me to play it well.Jerry was also a dear friend,and father figure to me after my dad passed when I was only 13 years old.He taught me how to fly,to water ski,and took me and my mother to colorado several times on road trips.The memories are too many to mention here.Thank You Jerry,for giving me the tools I needed to become the professional musician I am today.Rest in Peace,my dear friend.I never told you what a great,positive impact you had on my life,so I will tell you here.Words can not express the sadness i feel right now.Goodbye,Old Friend.You will be greatly missed.If there is a Hammond organ in Heaven,you are playing it right now! Love Paul Allen


Teresea Rose

December 29, 2015 12:27AM

My condolences to Jerry's family, especially his sister, Lorraine who I knew from working with her when Barry and she took new Sales Directos' pictures. I remember Jerry 's wonderful talent and lively music that always generated excitement and enthusiasm.


Tom Reeve

December 11, 2015 11:23AM

The Dallas music scene has lost a great artist. I feel honored to have known Jerry. May he rest in peace.


Mark Buerger

December 08, 2015 5:26PM

Jerry was a genuinely nice guy, always a friendly greeting and enjoyable conversation. He was musically wonderful and knew the spirit and enthusiasm (pun intended) of Mary Kay. Jerry was the guy that could smooth over any glitch in a show and generate a great level of excitement in the audience.


Gary Eley

December 07, 2015 2:24PM

So sorry to hear about Jerry's passing