Monte S. Ford, 91, of Crossett, died Saturday, February 26, 2022, at the Somerset Senior Living Center in Crossett. Mrs. Ford was a native of Strong, a resident of Crossett for most of her life and she retired after 34 years as a payroll clerk with the Georgia-Pacific Corporation. Mrs. Ford was a born-again Christian, she loved church family, and was a charter member of the Temple Baptist Church, now Grace Christian Fellowship. She enjoyed spending time with her Lunch Bunch Friends and as a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother, she loved to spend as much time as possible with her family.
She is preceded in death by her husband, James R. Ford in 2003; her son, Alan Ford in 2000; her daughter-in-law, Debbie Tucker Ford in 2021; her parents, Jesse and Artie Berry Shivers; a sister, Claudette Blasengame and three brothers, Grady C. Shivers, Sr., Thomas Shivers and Dewitt Shivers.
She is survived by her grandson, James Alan Ford and wife, Amy; her granddaughter, Carrie Wells and Nicky Blackwood; her sister-in-law, Maedean Shivers, all of Crossett; her pride and joy were her four great-grandchildren, Tanner Wells and wife, Katie, Sydney Wells, Ciara Blackwood and Elizabeth Ford; three great-great-grandchildren, Korbin Wells, Kendall Wells and Kache Wells; a host of nieces and nephews; her very special next door neighbor, Sharon Riva; her best friend, Shirley Cummins; two lifelong friends, Charlotte Lane and Maxine Reed and her very, very special friend, Freddie.
Funeral services are 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, 2022, at Grace Christian Fellowship with Rev. Jeremy Mills, Buddy Dean and Rev. Lance Nichols officiating. Burial will be in the Flat Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers are Aaron Ballard, Rev. Lance Nichols, Max Brooks, Josh Hartley, Doug Thurman and Matt Brooks. Honorary pallbearers are Gary Nichols, Colvin Shivers, Don Shivers, Robin Blasengame, Steve Riva, Carl Arnold, Joe Parker, Charles Cruse and Aubrey Wells. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Grace Christian Fellowship Building Fund, 912 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Crossett, AR 71635. The family would like to thank the staff of Somerset Senior Living for the love and care that was shown to Mrs. Ford.
Visitation will be 1-2 p.m., Wednesday at the church.