Wilma June Ford, 75, of Roswell, NM and formerly of Garland, TX passed away on Monday, March 3, 2014 at Mission Arch Care Center. Her family members were privileged to be hold[auth] ing her hands and praying for her as she passed.
June was born February 9, 1939 in Vernon, TX to the late Ray and Merle Williams. She was married to John W. Ford who preceded her in death in January 2012. She had many talents including playing hymns on her piano, which she did growing up at her Baptist church in Vernon, TX. She was a gifted artist and painted many beautiful pieces of art for friends and family. She especially loved painting flowers and landscapes. Mama June also loved being outdoors in her flower and herb garden.
Her greatest gift was her love of her family. She was a wonderful, devoted, Christian wife, mother, grandmother, and soon to be great-grandmother with her first great grandchild due in September. Her family members were blessed to be able to have her in Roswell the last two years of her illness to spend many precious moments with her. They would like to thank her special caregivers at Mission Arch who loved and cared for her, as well as the Vistacare caregivers who have been there for her near the end of her life.
Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter Pam McLeod and her son-in-law Mike McLeod of Roswell, NM, her son Randy Ford and wife Lorie Ford of Austin, TX. She has four grandchildren; Megan Brandt and her husband Nathan Brandt, Lance McLeod, Kenny Barkley, and Rachel Henry all in Texas.
She is also survived by her brother Harold Williams, a very special niece Jennifer Hanes and her family all from Virginia, special cousins Jean and Buddy Williams, as well as numerous other nieces, nephews, and cousins. She also has two wonderful sister-in-laws and brother-in-laws in Texas.
There will be a family graveside service with burial held for June on Monday, March 10 at 10:00 a.m. at the Dallas – Ft. Worth National Cemetery under the direction of Williams Funeral Directors in Garland, TX.