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Daisy Pearl Ford

September 12, 1926 July 20, 2020
Daisy Pearl Ford
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Daisy Pearl Ford peacefully transitioned to her eternal life on July 20, 2020. She lived 93 years at her fullest until she recently became ill. For the last few years, Daisy lived with her daughter Sundeany, who remained faithful in the caretaking of her mother until her transition. At her death, Daisy was the eldest ancestor living in the family tree.

Daisy was born on September 12, 1926 in Crewe, VA to the late Royal Bland and Sudeany Scott Bland. She was baptized at an early age at Union Baptist Church, Crewe, VA and faithfully attended church until her husband became ill, and she became his caretaker. Daisy dedicated her life to the wellbeing of her family. She married her late husband Louis William Ford, Sr. on March 30, 1945, after which they built their home on CCC Road in Crewe, VA. From that union, they had two children: the late Louis (Joyce) Ford, Jr. and Sundeany Ford Fitzgerald. Daisy was a devoted homemaker who took pride in having a proper home for her husband and children. She worked to ensure her children had the best opportunities available to them.

Daisy also respected and admired her mother and sisters dearly. She loved talking with her late sisters, Rosetta and Alice, sharing stories of when they grew up at the Jennings-Scott family’s homeplace located on Route 607/Rocky Ford Road. It was also the homeplace of her grandparents, Armstead and Elvira Jennings-Scott until their death. As a child, she was surrounded by and played with her siblings and cousins. It was a true extended family homeplace with all her mother’s siblings’ homes within walking distance of each other.

Daisy was also blessed with three wonderful grandchildren. She faithfully assisted in raising her grandsons, Samuel and Louis, and she looked forward to spending summers and holidays with her granddaughter, Chiffon. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy. She passed on to them good old fashion values and life skills that they continue to carry with them throughout their lives. Her grandchildren were her world, and there was nothing she would not do for them. They brought nothing but delight to her heart.

Daisy was preceded in death by her husband Louis William Ford Sr., son Louis William (Joyce) Ford Jr.; sisters Rosetta (Charles) Bland Pitts and Alice (Norman) Bland Snell and brother Benjamin Royal Bland; niece, Ann (Dexter) Neal; and in-laws, Lynn (Marjorie) Ford, Jr. and Charles (Sylvia) Ford.

Left to cherish her memories and lessons are her daughter Sundeany Fitzgerald of South Hill, VA; daughter-in-law, Joyce Ford of Bloomfield, CT; granddaughter Chiffon Denetria Ford of Bloomfield, CT; grandsons Samuel (Cristin) Edward Fitzgerald III of Ashburn, VA and Louis William-Ford Fitzgerald of Virginia Beach, VA; great-granddaughter Nahlia Marie of Virginia Beach, VA; three nephews, Aubrey Pitts of Louisville, KY and Collins Foster and Warren Foster both of Baltimore, MD; six nieces, Thelma (William) Tucker of Blackstone, VA, Avis (Gregory) Anderson of Millersville, MD, Iris Ford and Lori Ford of Glen Burnie, MD and Patricia Ford and Sarah Ford of Baltimore, MD; and three very dear friends of the family, Samuel Edward Fitzgerald, Jr. of Stafford, VA, Kevin Hodges of South Hill, VA and Sandra Jones of Victoria, VA. She also had a host of great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins who honored her.

Graveside Services Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Crewe Cemetery, Crewe, VA.

In lieu of flowers, the family ask that you make a tribute donation in Daisy Pearl Ford’s honor to the Southeastern Chapter, Alzheimer’s Association at alz.org/get-involved-now/donate.

W.E. Hawkes & Son Funeral Home of Blackstone in charge of arrangements.

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