Evelyn Laverne Ford

September 1, 1933 ~ November 5, 2022 (age 89) 89 Years Old
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On the evening of November 5, 2022, Evelyn Laverne Ford passed quietly while watching her beloved Texas Longhorns with her son, Mike Ford.  Evelyn was born on September 1, 1933, in Athens, Texas, to parents Chester Roy Wilson and Francis Dollar Wilson.

Evelyn and her giving heart were a blessing to all she encountered.  After retiring from her career as a claims representative with the Social Security Administration, she moved to Seven Points with her late husband, Earl Ford.  While living in this area, she volunteered with Meals on Wheels for over 10 years.  She also volunteered with the local food pantry and was active in her church, teaching young children in Awanas, and serving in the church library.  Evelyn was a member of First Baptist Church in Tool, Texas.  She loved the Lord, and she loved her church.

Evelyn never met a stranger and never said no to anyone in need.  She loved feeding people food, comfort, or both.  Whether dropping off her homegrown pecans to friends, cooking for her family, or driving down long, pot-holed roads to deliver meals, she always wore a smile.  She will be missed by all.

She is survived by her children Cindy Ford, Mike Ford and wife Susan, Dolly Markel and husband Dan, and Janice Parker and husband Gary; six grandchildren Sofi Ford, Noah Markel, Vincent Parker, Jennifer Parker, Stacy Parker, and Clayton Hicks; two great-grandchildren Seth Doyal and Vincent Parker, Jr.

Evelyn is preceded in death by her husband of over 30 years, Earl D. Ford, brother Robert Wilson, daughter Vicky Hicks, grandson Samuel Ford, and great-granddaughter Savannah Parker.

Pastor Rocky Weatherford, with First Baptist Church of Tool, Texas, will officiate for the Ford family.

Pallbearers are Mike Ford, Dan Markel, Noah Markel, Gary Parker, Stanley Mathews, and Chris Francis.

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November 11, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
First Baptist Church of Tool
1001 North Tool Drive
Tool, TX 75143

Funeral Service
November 12, 2022

1:00 PM
First Baptist Church of Tool
1001 North Tool Drive
Tool, TX 75143

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Evelyn Laverne Ford

September 1, 1933-November 5, 2022

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