Alma Dyer Ware, a retired laundry worker, died Monday of complications from a stroke at Ochsner Foundation Hospital. She was 94. Mrs. Ware was born in Lindsay and lived in New Orleans for the past 75 years. She worked at Chalmette Laundry. She earned an associate’s degree in theology and a master’s degree in religious education from Union Baptist Theological Seminary. She was a member of the Dehany Chapter No. 24 Order of the Eastern Star and Hospitality, Crusader and Sons & Daughters societies. Survivors include a son, Ernest Ware Jr. of Oakland, Calif.; two daughters, Alise W. Mitchell of New York and Lillian Ware Edwards; a stepdaughter, Elizabeth Grayson of Los Angeles; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, 2415 S. Claiborne Ave. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Louisiana Undertaking Co., 1449 N. Claiborne Ave. Burial will be in Providence Park.
Source: Times-Picayune, The (New Orleans, LA) — Friday, March 19, 2004