Graveside service for Mary Anne Gilless Ford, age 85, of Pelham (formerly of Decatur), will be today, Friday, March 5, 2021, 1:00 p.m. at Midway Memorial Gardens with Rev. Christopher Campbell officiating and Shelton Funeral Home directing.
Mrs. Ford, who died Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at Aspire Healthcare, Hoover, AL, was born November 15, 1935, in Memphis, TN, to A. C. Gilless and Clara Heldenbrand Gilless. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Ford; one son, Michael Ford; her parents; and one brother, A. C. Gilless, Jr.
She is survived by three sons, Thomas Ford, Jr. (Rebecca) of North Richland Hills, TX, David Ford (Sandra) of Calera, AL, and Richard Ford (Kim) of Alabaster, AL; one daughter, Lisa Ford Durham of Gulf Shores, AL; daughter-in-law, Janette Ford of Collierville, TN; one brother, Alvin Gilless (Gloria) of Southaven, MS; 18 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be grandsons.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorial donations be made to Southside Baptist Church, 709 9th Street, S.E., Decatur, AL 35601, or Gideons International, P. O. Box 5111, Decatur, AL 35601.
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