Her many gifts included quilting, gardening, playing the piano, banjo, guitar, as well as many other instruments, all being self-taught. She was a beautiful nurturer and talented artist.
She was the daughter of the late Ruby Jewell Gates-Stafford and the late Ernest R. Stafford. She was also preceded in death by her grandson, Craig Michael Ledford; four brothers: John Stafford, Joe Stafford, Donald Stafford and Gary Stafford.
Survivors include her husband, Carl Ledford, of Cleveland; daughter, Nola Jayne Ledford-Spurlin and her spouse, Thad M. Spurlin, of Cleveland; one granddaughter, Crissy Ledford-Brooks and her spouse, Michael J. Brooks, of Groton, Conn.; one great-granddaughter, Chloé Ledford; two brothers: Jack Stafford and Ernest Stafford, all of Cleveland; three stepchildren: Joyce Ledford-Filyaw, Bobby Ledford of Ocoee and Leon Ledford of Georgetown; special friend, Kit Kat Ravin of El Paso, Texas; and many nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with Tony Cissom officiating.
Interment will follow at Fort Hill Cemetery. The service will conclude with a white dove release ceremony. Jason Ledford, Chris Ledford, Kenny Earls, Lee Stafford, Leon Ledford and Bobby Ledford will serve as pallbearers.
Her family will receive friends today from 5 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Ledford family guestbook at www.ralphbuckner.com.