Nellie "Marie" Ward Bunkley passed to her eternal heavenly home on October 26, 2021 at the age of 92. She was a loving mother of two sons, Charles Bunkley and Jeff Bunkley and one daughter, Sally Sheppard. Her legacy includes 2 granddaughters, Jena and Star and 4 grandsons, D.J., Hunter, Kenny and Randy, as well as multiple great grandchildren. She leaves behind to cherish her memory one sister, Pearl Osteen.
"Marie" is preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Edward Bunkley, as well as one brother, Junior Ward and two sisters, Gustavia Collins and Mae Bunkley as well as her mother and father, Henry and Bethania Ward.
She was a graduate of Turkey Creek High School and long time employee of the former Hill Donnelly Publishing Company.
She will be greatly missed by her friends and family.
A memorial gathering of family and friends will be held on Monday, November 8, 2021 from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. at Florida Mortuary Funeral Service and Cremation, 4601 N. Nebraska Ave., Tampa, FL.