Mentory Ford

Mentory Ford

Tuesday April 11th, 1933 - Friday April 2nd, 2021
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Mentory (Big Mama) Ford was born on April 11, 1933, to Mr. and Mrs. William Bell in Greenville, Georgia. She passed away peacefully on April 2, 2021. Mrs. Ford was educated in Greenville, Georgia and became a resident of Chattanooga, Tennessee, in the 1950’s where she was employed by Dixie Yarn. At a young age, she gave her life to Christ and remained a faithful servant of the Lord until God called her home.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters; brothers; and her forever love, Odderic Ford.

Mrs. Ford leaves to cherish her memories, five wonderful and loving children, George (Georgia) Ford, Doris Bell (Ernest), Angela (Sam) Jones, Ruby Lee Ford, and Odderic (Barbara) Ford, grand-children, great-children, and great-great-grand-children.

Public viewing will be held 8:30 AM-11:30 PM, Monday, April 12, 2021, followed by a 12:00 noon funeral service in the chapel. Interment: Hamilton Memorial Gardens.

Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 423-622-9995.
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From Ka and Quita

Posted at 07:14am
To Lenise, sending our love and condolences.
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Lisa Suttles

Posted at 01:06pm
Keeping the family and friend of the family in my prayers

Molcy Gore

Posted at 06:47pm
To: Mr. Odderick Ford & Family
We are praying your strength and for comfort at this most difficult time.

Molcy Gore & Family

Jomario Norwood

Posted at 09:38am
My condolences to Ms Doris and Lenise. You and your entire family will be in my prayers. May GOD bless you with strength and understanding.
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