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YOUNGSTOWN Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 22, 2013, at the L.E. Black, Phillips and Holden Funeral Home for Mrs. Viola L. Ford, 73, who departed this life on June 20, 2013, surrounded by her loving family.
Mrs. Ford was born Sept. 8, 1939, in Alliance, a daughter of Roscoe and Rosa Lee Pettway Wilson.
She had been employed as a supervisor for Domestic Towel Supply for over 33 years, retiring in 2011. She was of the Baptist faith, loved family and friends dearly and also enjoyed traveling.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her daughter, Angela (Darrell) McGee of Tennessee; six sons, Michael Ford of Fayetteville, N.C., Ricky Ford of Youngstown, H. Lee (Rose) Edwards of Nashville, Tenn., Marcus (Christina) Edwards of Washington, D.C., Trelayne (Chauna) Edwards Sr. of Campbell and Corey (Shaundra) Ford of Virginia; three brothers, Craig, Wayne and Dewayne Wilson of Philadelphia; a special uncle, James Pettway; grandchildren, Trelayne Edwards Jr., Xavier Coakley, Kaylan Robinson, Logan Edwards, Chelsea Hill, Tiffany Dennis and Durrell Hackett; a great-grandchild, Kiara Dennis; and a host of other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Ford; her parents; two sisters, Diane Wilamer and Anita Wilson; a cousin, Annetta Wells; and an aunt, Lillie Mae Pettway.
Friends may call one hour prior to the services from 9 to 10 a.m. at the funeral home.