She was born on March 30, 1936, in Chattanooga. She was a 1955 graduate of Chattanooga Central High School, a former U.S. Marine and retired from Hamilton County Nursing Home in 1998 after 24 years of service.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Grover and Clara Wilson; husband, Gordon Ford; and siblings: Phillip Wilson, Lynn Wilson and Wanda Eaves.
She is survived by four sons and their families: Gordon, Debbie and Christian Ford; Michael, Tracy, Rachel and Jacob Ford; Matthew, Brenda, Jessica and John David Ford; John, Sherry, Tiffany, Rebecca and Matthew Ford; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 22, 2013, at Fairview Baptist Church in Ooltewah with Pastor Richard Jones officiating.
Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church prior to the service.
Ralph Buckner Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Ford family guest book at www.ralphbuckner.com.