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Obituary of Lilla Mae Ford
Lilla Mae Ford, age 91 of Ray City, Georgia formally of Moore Haven, Florida passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on January 31, 2023 in Clewiston, Florida.
Lilla Mae was born in Ray City, Georgia on October 6, 1931 to Bennie and Novella Griffin Roberts. She married Robert Ford on September 6, 1947 in Berrien County. They were happily married for 55 years. He preceeded her in death on March 4, 2003.
She was a teacher's aide in the Glades County School system for many years, and she was an assistant coach/locker room mom for the girls basketball team. She enjoyed watching Jeannie, her grand children and her great grand children participate in all sports and school functions. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, and visiting with friends and family. Reading was also a big part of her life.
Lilla Mae attended the First Baptist Church of Clewiston, where she enjoyed sharing about the Lord along with reading and studying the Bible.
Lilla Mae leaves wonderful memories with her daughter Jeannie and son in law David, along with her five grand children and 10 great grand children.
She has one living brother Jimmy Roberts, and many nieces and nephews. Preceeded in death by brothers Billy Roberts, Jack Roberts, and sisters; Pearl Bailey, Juanita Jackson, and Betty Jo Giddens.
Celebration of her life will be on Friday, February 10, 2023 at the First Baptist Church of Clewiston visitation starting at 10 with the service to follow at 11. Pastor Raul Zaldivar will be presiding. She will then be laid to rest in the Ortona Cemetery beside her late husband Robert (Bobby) Ford.
Celebration arrangements by Akin- Davis Funeral Home - ClewistonTo send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Lilla Ford, please visit Tribute Store