Jeannette Ward- Carpenter

Born July 23, 1965. She was a life long resident of Boston, MA and a CNA by profession. Jeannette passed away on March 8, 2019 at her home in South Boston at the age of 53.

Jeannette went to Boston Public Schools and later attended Newbury College where she received an Associates in nursing to became a Certified Nurses Assistant. She was a devoted mother of five, that she raised with the help of her mother Bessie B. Ward. Raising her children Andrew Johnson, Aaron Johnson, Erika Jones, Arleesa Jones and Hakeem Carpenter was the most important job she had, apart from working with children in the pediatrics department at Boston Medical Center until 2009.

Jeannette was an excellent artist and writer. She loved to write, so much so, that she eventually became a published poet. She enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening, and shopping every chance she had. Most of all she loved her grandson, Marquise and was excited for her future granddaughter to arrive.

Sharing memories was her favorite. She would sit and talk for hours about the different memories she had growing up. The stories of penny candy and how much a dollar could get you in the 70’s. Her personality and humor was bigger than life. She loved to sing and had the voice of an angel. You could hear it as it floated through the hallways of the house she was able to buy with all the hard work she put in throughout the years.

Most of all she was a fighter. When in 2009 she became ill, she said she was going to fight everyday until she couldn’t fight anymore. She surpassed all of the doctors predictions until the Lord came calling and she answered. Gone in body but never in spirit, she will always be missed and never forgotten.

Jeannette is survived by her children Andrew Johnson, Aaron Johnson, Erika Jones, Arleesa Jones and Hakeem Carpenter, her grandchildren Marquise Carpenter and expected granddaughter, Mother Bessie B. Ward and late father Jimmy Lee Ward, her siblings Alma Ward, Joseph Ward, late Jimmy Ward, Jr., Barbara Ward, Walter Ward, Cynthia Ward and Bessie Ward.


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18 Condolences

  1. Erika Jones on March 12, 2019 at 1:00 am

    Omg that’s is so beautiful, perfect

  2. Cynthia Ward on March 12, 2019 at 3:01 am

    I love that…it brought tears to my eyes reading it. That was sister on point. Big heart and loving person. May God rest her sole.

  3. John Michael Williams on March 12, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    Jeanette’s greatest gift to the world was the beautiful children she created. She would want you to be happy and healthy and to prosper. You honor your mother with every success and triumph. Her legacy lives on in her wonderful children and grandchildren. It was an honor to meet Jeanette. Like her children, she was beautiful inside and out. She is with God now. She is absolutely one of the angels. I am so sorry for your great loss.

  4. Erik Jones on March 12, 2019 at 2:36 pm

    Jeanette was a beautiful person, I have 2 beautiful daughters with her, She loved all her kids, RIP , We will never forget you

  5. Nadra Jones-Chase on March 12, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    Jeanette is gone in the flesh, but lives on in spirit. Jeannette was a strong woman and great mother and the mother of my two nieces and a sweet friend. I will always smile as I remember how we partied many nights down at the Gallery on Mass Avenue. She always had that beautiful smile and was always gorgeous. God bless the family during this very difficult time and May God comfort you and keep you as you grieve, knowing that she is no longer suffering. She definitely is an angel. I am so so sorry for your loss.

  6. Cheryl Vinci Hollander, ECSB Co-worker on March 12, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    Dearest Arleesa & Family,

    I am so very sorry to hear of your Mothers sudden passing. Please know I am keeping you and your loved ones in my thoughts and prayers.

    Although I have never met your Mom I can tell she was an AMAZING woman…<3

    My deepest condolences to all…sending love and prayers during this very difficult time.

  7. Aaron Johnson on March 12, 2019 at 4:27 pm

    My Sweet angel, I know it would be selfish of me to say I didn’t ever want you to leave me. I know it wouldn’t be right to say you should’ve been here forever, but I know you are in a better place with the people you love. Give papa a kiss for me and tell uncle Boyed I miss him. I always miss you my sweet lady and I know you’ll always have our backs. Rest easy my sweet angel. Until we meet again. I love you always

    Your Son
    Aaron Johnson

  8. Barbara ward on March 12, 2019 at 4:55 pm

    Sister sister ,you done gone and left me.but I kno God gave me a gift.a sister that had jokes and laughter in her heart,a.hard worker,and most definitely a gonna miss u sis.i will always have our special moments n my heart.Gods got the last he said be ready at all times.and love one another,no matter what..stand strong family.

  9. Ricka Renfrew on March 13, 2019 at 2:28 am

    Aaron, Andrew and Family,

    I hope you find peace and comfort knowing that your mother is resting easy. I wish I could say I got to know your mom, but from my limited time I could see her beautiful heart.

    You have my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  10. Konnie Johnson on March 13, 2019 at 3:34 am

    I remember your beauty, conversations and the encouragement we shared when picking up our girls at Aunties,… Jannette rest in heavenly peace beautiful ❤️

  11. Joy Lucas on March 13, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    Andrew, I am so very sorry for the loss of your mother. Know that you and your siblings are being uplifted in prayer by all who know and love you. Please let me know if there is anything you need.

  12. Michelle Cheevers on March 13, 2019 at 4:25 pm

    She may not have known it but Jeannette blessed me with one of my best friends, Arleesa. For that I will always be thankful. My love and prayers are with you and your family during this time. May she rest in peace and continue to watch over you all.


  13. Monique Prince on March 13, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    Jeanette you were so very beautiful! The short time I got spend time getting to know you, you made a lasting impression on me with your amazing smile and vibe. I will never forget having the chance to spend time with you at Chuck E. Cheese and Walmart it was a blast and an honor to be in your presence.

    Your daughter Arleesa is my very best friend and I thank you so much for raising her to be who she is, without you she wouldn’t be in my life and for that I am so blessed and thankful for you. Rest In Peace beautiful angel.

    *May our father in heaven help heal and bring peace and comfort to those who know and love you, may he help them understand that this is not in vain and you are in a better place. Nobody could truly understand your struggle but You are with the father now. May you rest in paradise, Amen.*

  14. Aniscia Benjamin on March 13, 2019 at 10:50 pm

    My deepest condolences to the entire family. Please find comfort in the many prescous memories that you all have of her. Keep her memory close to your hearts always.

  15. Erika Jones on March 14, 2019 at 7:04 pm

    Rest In Peace mom/best friend/sister I know we did/ had so much stuff we wanted to do together, I’m gonna try to do them in your honor and keep going cause I know u would want us to, just can’t belive your gone, we were just watching tv and laughing at stories and pictures were going through, making plans to go on a trip due to the food news we revived from doctors, I’m still shocked your not here and I’m not seeing u with your bagel and juice in morning, I wish I could still kiss u on head before going out the door every morning,

  16. Leonardo Da Costa on March 14, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    God bless her soul and the Family. May peace and Love be with all of you.

  17. Regina Banks on April 20, 2019 at 4:36 pm

    Too many years have past. God gives us gifts we can wrap and unwrap. From what i have read my cousin left you with the best gift. Knowing her .

  18. Arleesa Jones on November 29, 2019 at 2:35 am

    Still feels like just yesterday you left us. I miss you every single day. Holidays aren’t the same. I hate going to places that you loved because it reminds me of you. I wish I could rewind time and do some things different. Not a day goes by that I don’t think about you. I love you so much. Happy Thanksgiving Mommy

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