Doris Lee Wood Ford, age 91 of Sparta, NC passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at Grayson Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Independence, VA.

She was born January 30, 1928 in Guilford County to the late Frank Thomas and Beulah Davis Wood. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, James Henry Ford; two sons, James Larry Ford and Ronald Allen Ford; one grandson, Todd Ford; one great-grandson, Jonathan Taylor Carr; one brother, Harold Wood.

Doris helped establish the Randleman Friends Church. She was a member of Shady Grove Wesleyan Methodist Church in Colfax. She was Salutatorian of her high school class. She retired from Belk’s Department Store. She and her husband completed the Appalachian Trail. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

She is survived by two daughters, Janice Robinson of the home; Kathryn (Jane) Trane and husband Fred of Athens, GA; one son, Scott Ford and wife Helen of Walkertown; thirteen grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; one brother, Bobby Wood and wife Betty Jo of Climax; one sister-in-law, Ruth Ann Wood of Sophia; several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 6522 US Hwy 221, Laurel Springs, NC 28644.

The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff of Grayson Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and Medi-Home Care.

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