Thyra Mae Ford | 1926 - 2019 | Obituary

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Thyra Mae Ford

January 18, 1926 - September 15, 2019

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Thyra Mae Owens Ford, 93, passed away Sunday, September 15, 2019, at Friendship Health and Rehab in Louisville, KY.

Visitation will be Saturday, September 21, 2019, from 9-10 AM at Fairview Baptist Church, Columbus, MS. Funeral service will be Saturday, September 21, 2019, at 10 AM at Fairview Baptist Church with Bro. Sammy Crawford officiating. Interment will be in Friendship Cemetery with Lowndes Funeral Home directing.

Mrs. Ford was born January 18, 1926, in Memphis, TN to the late Ruth Wilson Owens and Finis Owens. She graduated from West Point High School, West Point, MS and was a resident of Columbus, MS since 1946. She was a member of Fairview Baptist Church.  Mrs. Ford was an incredible seamstress and an artist who enjoyed painting.She worked at Byars Mcgrath Clothing, Columbus Motor Company, Builders World and The Health Department.  In addition to her parents, Mrs. Ford is preceded in death by her husband-Thomas “Jack” Ford, Jr., sisters- Gwen Liebeler, Jewelle Johnson, and Ann Millsaps.

Mrs. Ford is survived by her sons- Tommy Ford Columbus, MS, Terry (Lee) Ford, Columbus, MS and Tim (Veronica) Ford, La Bec, CA; daughters- Jackie Ford, Monroe, LA,  and Tamy (Robert) Holmes, Louisville, KY; 10 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Robert Holmes, Mrs. Fords grandsons- Jack Ford, Andrew Ford, Justin Higdon , Her great grandsons- Wince Nordan, and Owen Nordan.

Memorials may be made to Fairview Baptist Church 55 Plus Group 127 Airline Rd. Columbus, MS 39702 or Margaret Lackey Offering for State Missions.