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Gladys Ford

December 30, 1936 — February 15, 2024

Gladys Ford

Sis. Gladys Brice Ford was born in Summerfield, LA on December 30, 1936 to James Lee and Lucille Brice. Sis. Ford was the second child of seven children. She joined First Saint James Baptist Church at an early age and remained a member until her death.

Sis. Ford united in marriage to the late Bro. Willie Ford on December 29th, 1956. To this union were born seven children: four girls {Linda, Evelyn, Virginia, and Audrey} and three boys {Willie Jr., Tony, and Jimmy}. Sis. Ford was a loving and caring mother for her children and worked hard to make sure they all had what they needed. Sis. Ford was a gracious and faithful housekeeper and took pride in her work. She worked for some prominent families in El Dorado. Sis. Ford loved the Lord and raised her children to do the same.

Sis. Ford proceeded in death by her parents James Lee and Lucille Brice; {three sisters} Bessie Lee Malone, Lucy Mae Blackmon and Nelle Sue Moore; {three bothers} Curtis Lee Brice, Rev. Leon Brice, Roy James Brice; {two daughters} Linda Gail Ford and Evelyn Ann Bowens; {one son} Rev. Tony Ray Ford; and (three grandchildren} Cedric Swift, Stephanie Freeman, and Jacquelyn Berry {James Davis}.

Sis. Ford leaves to cherish her memories: {two sons} Willie Ford Jr. and Jimmy {Tracie} Ford Sr., {two daughters} Virginia Ray Ford and Audrey Denise Berry, all of El Dorado, AR; Sister-in-law, Elizabeth Shelton Brice, and Aunt Ada Mae Davis; 10 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends.

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