Mz. Flossie Mae Ford Hedrington
December 11, 1955 – July 17, 2019
Mz. Flossie of Chowchilla passed away on Wednesday July 17, 2019 in the care of Hinds Hospice in Fresno, CA; following a 6-month battle with cancer.
Ms. Flossie was born on December 11, 1955 in Monroe, Louisiana to Deloise Ford and Jessie Lee Ford. She would spend her childhood in Monroe, LA then moved to Madera, CA at the age of 6 with her mother and 6 siblings. Where she would attend Dixieland Elementary and graduated from Madera High School. Deloise had 1 more daughter before remarrying to David Boyce where they had 2 children and added 6 more and we became a blended family. Ms. Flossie A.K.A Joy, Sapphire, or David, would come to work as a CNA, Substitute teacher, field labor worker, but majority of her late years would be spent as a homemaker. Her passion was music and having a beautiful singing voice. She loved fishing, dancing, being the life of the party, always singing and dancing with her many nieces and nephews, talking to her sisters and brothers. She had a big heart and loved easily.
Ms. Flossie is survived by her children Tony Williamson, Jamaal, Keisha, and Hassan Hedrington; 9 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren; sisters Nancy Hubbard, Carrie Augustus, JoAnn Ford, Monica Smith, Linda Gaines, Stephanie Smith, Jennifer Balbas, Jackie Boyce, and Brenda Hamilton; brothers Frank, Benny, Vincent, Joseph Ford and David Boyce. She is preceded in death by her parents Jessie Ford, Deloise Boyce, and David Boyce, Siblings Jessie Ford, Cookie Boyce, Danny Boyce, Priscilla Hamilton and her 2 adorned children Barry Smith and Crystal Hedrington. Loved by many nieces, nephews, and cousins all whom are too many to name.
- Scottie Beals, Pallbearer
- Robert Lee Harris, Pallbearer
- Michael Johnson, Pallbearer
- Tashawn Ford, Pallbearer
- Curtis Walker, Pallbearer
- Benny Lee Ford, Pallbearer
- Benny Lee Ford II, Pallbearer
- Royalty Hedrington , Honourary Pallbearer
- Marquise Hedrington, Honourary Pallbearer
- Curtis Maiden, Honourary Pallbearer
- Keyshawn Ford, Honourary Pallbearer
- Vincent Johnson, Honourary Pallbearer
- Tony Michael Williamson, Honourary Pallbearer
- Frank Ford, Honourary Pallbearer
- Visitation Wednesday, July 31, 2019
- Funeral Service Thursday, August 1, 2019
- Committal Service Thursday, August 1, 2019
Mz. Flossie Mae Ford Hedrington
August 1, 2019
U will always be loved and missed
July 28, 2019
I love you auntie Flossie. Thank you for coming to say hello in my dreams before you left. I’ll remember you strong and happy, always full of life, singing and making me smile. You will never be forgotten Flossie Mae! Say hello to grandma and crystal for me. We will meet again. I love you always.
July 24, 2019
My husband Jeff Deniz grew up as part of the extended family. I met Ms. Flossie about 20yrs ago and instantly became her friend and sister. She used to come by our shop to visit occasionally and no matter how busy, you always made time to sit and enjoy talking with her.
One Saturday night my uncle ,Floyd (she loved to embarrass him) Danny Myers (RIP), Ms. Flossie and I went fishing to the game reserve. Sadly for Danny, he caught the first fish and threw it back in. ... Honestly she only told him she was gonna throw him in after it, but as she stood with her hands on her hips and the look, he jumped from his chair and fell in too... Perhaps he decided he wanted to keep it after all... lol.. It sure didn't take long until she had caught more than all of us combined., Such a fun and comical friend to have. I will truly miss you friend. My prayers go out to the family. All though she will be truly missed by all that knew her, she no longer suffers and knowing her, she wouldn't want us to morn her loss but to treasure her memories. I'm sure she's smiling down on us, setting on a beautiful rivers edge with fishing pole in hand, humming gods grace and glory.. Love you Ms. Flossie