Grambling community remembers resident

Funeral service was held for Loye Jean Daniel Ford, long time resident of Grambling Tuesday, Aug. 31 at the Mt. Olive Baptist Church. She passed from this life on Tuesday, Aug. 24, at 12:28 p.m. at the North Louisiana Medical Center in Ruston.Mrs. Ford was born December 13, 1934 in Arcadia to Dillard and Bessie Daniel. She was the oldest of four daughters born to this union.

At an early age she became a member of the Harmony Baptist Church of Arcadia.

Ford married the love of her life, Reverend Edward Daniel Ford, on May 31, 1959. To this union, two children were born. She joined the Mt. Olive Baptist Church of Grambling, where she remained a faithful member until her death.

As a steadfast worker, Ford served as a member of the Deaconess, Mass Choir, Senior Women’s Mission, and Benevolent Ministries. She loved children and served as a Pre-School and Primary Sunday School Teacher and remained a faithful member of the Prayer and Bible Study Group for many years. She retired from Grambling State University’s custodial service in 1989 after 21 years of faithful service.

Her main objective was to live a Christian life, be a good wife and mother, and to be of service. She provided a special guidance, warmth and caring that will be remembered by her children, family and friends.

She leaves in God’s tender care: one son, Stanley Ford of Garland, Texas; and two daughters, Sharon Ford-Dunn (Keith) of Ruston, Louisiana and Margie Holly of Downsville, Louisiana. Three sisters: Lennie Faye Davis (Simmie Lee) and Neomia Daniel both of Arcadia, Louisiana; and Juanita Sneed (Thomas) of Gibsland, Louisiana.

Also surviving are several grandchildren, great grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Reverend Edward Daniel Ford, and her parents, Dillard and Bessie Daniel.

She will always be remembered for her loving, patient and giving spirit.