Oleda M. Presson Ford

Friday, June 8, 2012

Oleda M. Presson Ford, 84, of Jonesboro, died Monday, June 4, 2012 at the St. Bernard Regional Medical Center. She was born on April 29, 1928 in Rector, to Jesse E. and Elsie Marshall Presson.

Mrs. Ford was a housewife and was of the Church of Christ faith.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Jesse W. and Sandra Strafford of Jonesboro; two step daughters and sons-in-law, Lauri and Dennis Adams of Hot Springs amd Marty and Woody Parks of Southaven Mississippi; daughter-in-law, Karen Stafford of Cape Girardeau, Mo. and nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Boyd Ford; a son, Jimmy Stafford; eight brothers, and three sisters.

Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Thursday at the Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel in Rector with Terry Joe Kee and Bill Willard officiating. Burial will follow in the Woodland Heights Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:30 p.m. until time for service at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Mitchell Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House, or any other memorial you choose.

Pall Bearers are grandsons, Jess Stafford, John Stafford, Jarrett Stafford, Hank Parks, Nick Parks, and Zack Parks.