Chelsea Elizabeth Ward, 26, of Piggott, Arkansas, passed away Sunday, September 13, 2015, at the Piggott Community Hospital.

She was born on July 29, 1989, in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, and was the daughter of David and Christine Parker Ward.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Judy Parker; her paternal grandmother, Rose Marie Ward;aunt, Jennifer Parker Whitten; and uncle, Paul Ward.

Chelsea graduated from Piggott High School and was attending Blake River Technical College pursing a degree in Criminal Law. Chelsea was also working as a dispatcher for the Clay County Sheriff’s Department.

She is survived by her newborn daughter, Parker Quinn Ward; parents, David and Christine Ward of Piggott, Arkansas; maternal grandfather, Kenneth Parker of Piggott, Arkansas; paternal grandfather, Dawl Ward of Campbell, Missouri; her best friend Heather Roberts and her daughter, Harper Roberts; her uncles, Shawn Parker and Allen Parker; uncle, Thomas Ward of Campbell, Missouri; aunts, Melissa and Rhonda Ward both of Campbell, Missouri; and numerous co-workers, family, and friends.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 17, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. in the Hoggard & Sons Chapel with Charles Richardson officiating. Burial is in Piggott Cemetery. Pallbearers are the Clay County Sherriff Deputies: Blane McClung, Eric Donahue, Russ Latimer, Robert White, Michael Beasley, Tom Colbert, Cody Carter, and Terry Burden. Hoggard & Sons Funeral Home of Piggott, Arkansas, is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation begins at 5:00 p.m. Wednesday.