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Bessie Mae (Richardson) Ford

September 12, 1957 ~ September 30, 2018 (age 61)
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CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA

September 12, 1957 ~ September 30, 2018

Bessie Mae Ford, 61, passed away on Sunday, September 30, 2018.

Bessie Richardson Ford was born on September 12, 1957, to the union of Alma Ray and Thomas Brunson in Raeford, North Carolina.  Bessie received her formal education at Garinger High School in Charlotte, North Carolina. 

On July 3, 1982, Bessie was united in holy matrimony with Darryel Ford in York South Carolina.  Their union was blessed with 4 children. 

Bessie served 39 years in the Hospitality Industry where she served passionately cleaning until her health declined.  In her leisue, Bessie enjoyed cleaning and spending time with her family and friends.  Her family saying was “If that ain’t right, I’ll do it.” 

Bessie Richardson Ford departed this life on September 30, 2018.  She was preceded in deathy by her father, Thomas Brunson; mother, Alma Ray; 3 brothers, Lee, Tommie, and Levern Brunson; and sister, Larosa Jones.

She leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Darryel Ford; children, Chene Richardson, Sabrina Richardson, Sharice Richardson, and Latasha Richardson; 11 grandchildren (4 special grandchildren who lived with Bessie, Shakia Richardson, Brittany Richardson and Dionte Barnett and special son D.J); 6 sisters, Karen Royal (Stephen), Linda Little, Shirley Breeden McNatt Dunn, Mary McLeod Raeford; Della Smith Raeford, all of Charlotte and Lisa Brunson of Southern Pines; 2 brothers, Billy Brunson  Raeford (Tammy), Rodney Brunson Dunn (Barbara); 2 sister-in-laws, Mary Smith and Freda Baker; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and friends.

A public viewing for Mrs. Ford will be held on Friday, October 5, 2018, from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM at Boston's Mortuary 4300 Statesville Road, Charlotte, North Carolina 28269.

A funeral service for Mrs. Ford will be held on Saturday, October 6, 2018, at Boston's Mortuary.  The visitation will begin at 1:30 PM and the funeral service will begin at 2:00 PM. 

The Ford Family have entrusted her care to Boston's Mortuary.

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