Debbie Denise Young Ford, 48, of Cleveland, passed away Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at a local hospital.
She was born in Lenoir City. Before moving to Cleveland 30 years ago, she lived in Abingdon, Va.
She was an orthodontics assistant for Tennessee Valley Orthodontics, a member of both the Silverdale Baptist Church and the Firefighter Ladies Auxiliary 3748 and an avid cat lover. She was a graduate of Abingdon High School.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Henrietta Faulkner Young.
She is survived by her father and stepmother, Donald Edward and Pattie Young; husband, Gordon Ford; son, Christian Michael Ford, all of Cleveland; sister, Donna Houser and husband, Dennis, of Roanoke, Va.; niece, Lindsay Houser and nephew, Ty Houser, both of Roanoke; and a great-nephew, Luke Chitwood of Danville, Va.
A service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with the Rev. Mitch Maloney officiating.
Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens with a white dove release ceremony concluding the service.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 this evening at the funeral home.
The Cleveland Fire Department will serve as Honor Guards.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Ford family guest book at www.ralphbuckner.com.