NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Mrs. Anne Neely Ford passed away on September 02, 2007. She was born June 7, 1933 in Rock Hill, S.C. The daughter of William Joseph Neely and Frances Johnson Neely. She graduated from Rock Hill High School, and attended Winthrop and Converse Colleges. Surviving are her 3 children; William Johnstone Lucas Ford, III and his wife Jill Brady Ford of Atlanta, Ga.; Joseph Neely Ford and his wife Tania Patton Ford of Franklin, Tenn.; Mary Ashe Ford Jarrar and her husband Husam Husni Jarrar of Centreville, Va.
Known affectionately as "Sassy" she is also survived by her 5 granddaughters, Frances Elizabeth Ford, Lily Lindler Ford, and Emmeline Louise Ford of Franklin, Tenn.; Olivia Brady Ford and Ava Alston Ford of Atlanta, Ga., who gave her years of enormous joy. "Sassy" was anxiously awaiting her 6th granddaughter.
Mrs. Ford was a member of St. George Episcopal Church in Nashville, Tenn.; a former member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in St. Petersburg, Fla., where she served on the flower guild, The Episcopal Church of Our Savior, Rock Hill, S.C .,and a member of The Board of Visitors at Kanuga Episcopal Conference Center in Hendersonville, N.C. Mrs. Ford worked for the Chamber of Commerce of St. Petersburg, Fla. for many years.
There will be two services:
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A funeral service in Rock Hill, S.C. on September 8, 2007 at 11:00 AM o'clock at The Episcopal Church of Our Savior followed by a graveside service at Laurelwood Cemetery and reception at Rock Hill Country Club.
A memorial service will be held at a later date in Nashville, Tenn. at St. Georges Episcopal Church.
Her courage, faith, sweetness, and goodness have been an inspiration to both her family and many friends.
We are grateful for the amazing love and excellent care she received from the staff at Weinstein Hospice in Atlanta, Ga.
In lieu of flowers please send memorials to Kanuga Episcopal Conference Center; The American Cancer Society; York Place Children's Home; or a charity of your choice.
Greene Funeral Home Northwest Chapel is assisting the Ford family.