Barbara Louise Ashford

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Barbara Louise Ashford, 65, passed away Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, in Phoenix, Ariz. after a courageous battle with cancer.

Her interests included family, gardening, fishing, knitting, cooking, and dancing, always being the life of the party. She laughed often and loved much.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew Jackson Gill and Estle Virginia Smith Gill.

She is survived by two sons, Hundley Lynn Ford Jr. of Chicago, Ill. and Timothy Darnell Ford and wife Cristy of Lewisburg; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Ashford is also survived by one sister, Shirley Reed and husband Deon of Indiana; two brothers, Andrew Gill of Illinois and Darrell Reed and wife Carla of Indiana; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Barbara confessed a hope in Christ at an early age; she could always be counted on for advice to both young and old. She was generous to all, and would give her last to help someone in need.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at New Vision Church of Jesus Christ, Lewisburg, with Brother Ronnie J. Hudson officiating.