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Mary Alice Swilley Ford

August 22, 1944 — June 28, 2022

Funeral service for Mrs. Mary Alice Swilley Ford, 77, of Monroe, LA, will be held at 10:00AM Saturday, July 2, 2022, at Lakeshore Baptist Church with Rev. William L. Smith and Rev. Bo Swilley officiating. Interment will follow in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home Sterlington Rd. Monroe. Visitation will be from 5:00PM until 7:00PM Friday, July 1, 2022, at Lakeshore Baptist Church.

Mrs. Ford was a long-time member of Lakeshore Baptist Church where she taught Vacation Bible School, served in the nursery and faithfully attended a Sunday School class called the “Cow Class”, nicknamed for its commitment to help buy cows for impoverished families living in Honduras. Mrs. Ford served as her class’s Mission’s Coordinator, where she helped coordinate meals for people who were sick, homebound or in-need.

Mrs. Ford taught English at West Monroe High School where she retired after 30 years of teaching. Outside the classroom, she enjoyed planning parties, playing the piano and shopping for antiques and collectibles at local garage sales and antique shops. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family and making others feel special and loved.

Mrs. Ford was preceded in death by her father Cleve Swilley; mother, Etta Mae Swilley; brothers, Daniel Martin “Coot” Swilley and Cleve Dennison “Pete” Swilley; and sister, Ruby Lynette Saunier; and niece, Amy Beasley Book.
Survivors include her husband, Gene L. Ford; two sons, Barry Ford and wife Ellen Ford and Darren Ford and wife LeighAnn Ford; her ‘third son’, Billy Justice and daughter Jenna Justice, grandchildren Taylor Ford, Jake Ford, Emma Ford, Logan Murry and wife Kayla, Regan Murry, and Jordyn Murry Carlson and husband Josh.

Pallbearers will be Kenny Swilley, David Ford, Michael Ford, Davis Corbett, Taylor Ford and Jake Ford.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons of Lakeshore Baptist Church.

The family would like to express it’s heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to Mrs. Janice Moorehead for her kind, compassionate, and loving care of our beloved wife, mother and grandmother. The family would also like to thank Dr. Greg Green, MD, Dr. Frank Weinholt, DO and the staff at Elara Hospice Care for their professional care and support.

Memorials may be made to Lakeshore Baptist Church.
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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Friday, July 1, 2022

5:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)

Lakeshore Baptist Church

308 Lakeshore Dr, Monroe, LA 71203

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Saturday, July 2, 2022

Starts at 10:00am (Central time)

Lakeshore Baptist Church

308 Lakeshore Dr, Monroe, LA 71203

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Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery

623 Highway 80, Monroe, LA 71203

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