Mrs. Mildred Geraldine Ford, age 77, Gray, passed away after a lengthy illness, Saturday, September 12, 2020 at Greystone Healthcare Center.
Mrs. Ford was born February 10, 1943 in Jonesborough, TN and the daughter of the late George & Bertha Morrell. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Dana Morrell.
She formerly worked at Eastman Chemical Company, but retired to become a homemaker. Her family was her greatest joy. She loved taking care of kids, especially her grandchildren and spending time at the beach.
Survivors include her loving husband of 56 years, Denver Ford, Gray; son and daughter-in-law, Alan & Dawn; daughter, Vickie; three grandchildren, Zachary Strickler and fiancé Kailey, Tori Rutherford (Cole), and Rachel Wright; one great-grandson, Hunter Strickler.
The family would like to thank the 2nd floor staff of Greystone Healthcare Center and special thank you to Kim, Rebecca and Brittany.
Funeral services will be conducted 7:00 pm Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Reverend Arden Taylor and Reverend Tim Harris officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 pm Tuesday prior to the service.
Interment services will be conducted 10:00 am Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at Fairview Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Zachary Strickler, Cole Rutherford, Mike Chapman, Mickey Cooper, Steve Street and Joe Phillips. Honorary pallbearers will be Tim Harris, Bernie Beringer, Tori Rutherford Rachel Wright and Hunter Strickler.
Denver, I am so sorry for your loss. I know how much you loved Mildred. I will be praying for you and your family and I will miss Mildred and you. If I can do anything for you please let me know
I'm so very sorry for the loss of a very sweet lady . Denver I enjoyed talking and taking care of your wife. Prayers for you and your family. Vickie Prayers for you I know the pain your are feeling losing a mom . My Dad always picked on her and Denver in the nursing home.
I am so sorry for you and your family who has lost wife and mother. Denver, you have always been in the top of the list of my best friends from the past. I would liked to have come to the funeral home but I am 88 now and have difficulty getting around and live by myself. I used to see you every day. I miss that happier time.
Rev. Mike Street
Denver , I am so sorry to read of Mildred's passing . I will be PRAYING that GOD Will Wrap HIS ARMS Around YOU & the Family . That HIS PEACE & COMFORT WILL Overshadow You All in the Difficult Day that are ahead . You Know Your One of My Dearest Friends . Sorry I can't be there at this time . As always I Will Be PRAYING for YOU . GOD BLESS ..
Kyle n Dot Sexton
We are so sorry about Mildred's passing. Our sympathies for the family. Mildred was a wonderful neighbor and friend. She will be greatly missed.