Geraldine (Jeri) Aaron Ford, December 20, 1940~March 2, 2015

Ford for WebsiteGeraldine (Jeri) Aaron Ford, 74, of Springdale went to be with the Lord March 2, 2015 in Springdale, AR.  She was born December 20, 1940 in Hallsville, TX. to Lee and Era Lorene Aaron.

Mrs. Ford graduated high school in 1959 in Hallsville, TX.  She went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree at East Texas Baptist University in 1963 and a Master’s degree in English at the UofA in Fayetteville.

Mrs. Ford loved teaching but her heart belonged to her husband and raising their children and grandchildren.  She loved the Lord and had a heart for missions.  She served her church faithfully as a children’s church leader and a Sunday school teacher for many years.

She is survived by her children, Derek and wife, Shani; David and wife, Misty; Becky, and husband Mark; Tim and wife, Daniella; John and wife, Charity; and grandchildren Chandler, Austin, Cameron, Ashley, Ethan, Addison, Payton, Matthew, Alyssa, Natalie, Tristen, Erica, Brooklyn, and Carson.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and loving husband, Jerry D. Ford.

Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. on Friday, March 6, 2015 at Ridgeview Baptist Church.  Interment will follow in Fairview Memorial Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Beard’s Chapel.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 P.M. on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be  Derek Ford, David Ford, Tim Ford, John Ford, Mark McCann, Chandler Ford, Austin Ford and Cameron Ford.  Honorary pallbearers will be Ethan Ford, Matthew McCann and Tristen Ford.

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    Pat Turner. » 04. Mar, 2015

    So sorry for your loss. I remember her being such a kind and compassionate person. She truly had a love for the Lord and her family. Our sympathy to your family. Sam and Pat turner.

    Name » 04. Mar, 2015

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time. Your parents was a huge inspiration to me during my child and teenage years. Sorry for you loss. Rhonda Brisco Davis.

    Melanie Reeh » 04. Mar, 2015

    Becky, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother! Praying for your hearts to heal!!!

    Joyce Ayres » 05. Mar, 2015

    Jeri was a wonderful lady. I had the honor and privilege of being one of her Nurses at Homestyle Assisted Living. Thoughts and Prayers to the Family Joyce Ayres LPN

    A.A. Rozell » 05. Mar, 2015

    I lived in Longview, Texas in the fifties and sixties and attended the church with Mrs. Fords parents and their children, one of them being Mrs. Ford. She was a wonderful person and will be missed by her family and friends, and a loss to the community.

    Mistie Stafford » 05. Mar, 2015

    Sorry for your loss. I am glad I got the chance to take care of Jeri and get to know her she was a very sweet lady.

    Frankie and Eddie Smith » 05. Mar, 2015

    All the Ford Family, We are so sorry for the loss of you mother,grandmother. She was a Great Lady and we loved her very much. You all are in are thoughts and Prayers.

    Betty Hileman » 05. Mar, 2015

    I am a distant relative, a cousin, and I thought a lot of your mother. She was always such a sweet, humble and caring person. Her dad and my mother were brother and sister. My mother was Betty Opal Aaron Grubaugh. The last time I saw your mom was at her parents funeral and I’m sorry to say we lost contact after that.

    My heart goes out to each of you and you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Love & prayers,
    Betty (Grubaugh) Hileman

    Amanda ("Mandy") Smith » 05. Mar, 2015

    I’m thankful that God placed such a wonderful, faithful, loving example in our lives as children. In our younger days at church when we met her, she was so sweet and represented God’s love to us so often/well. Later on, when we were adults, she still was that sweet, great, faithful example. So sorry for your loss… hugs to you all.

    Larry Aaron » 06. Mar, 2015

    I am a cousin my dad and her dad were brothers. I have not seen her in years but will be in my prayers. Spent many days as children playing and having fun remember she was always a sweet person. Bless the family with good memories.

    LaiLani Welsh » 06. Mar, 2015

    I am so sorry for you loss. Mrs. Ford was a very special lady in my mothers life. She will certainly be missed.

    Pamelia (Waterson) Walker » 11. Mar, 2015

    She will be missed. She was an awesome and kind person.