Hardage - Giddens Chapel Hills Funeral Home and Cemetery

850 St Johns Bluff Road North, Jacksonville, FL


Donna Jean Ford

August 11, 1964March 11, 2020

Donna Jean Ford was born on August 11, 1964 and passed away on March 11, 2020. She was survived by her mother, Dorothy Ricketson, 2 daughters, Kristy Mitchell and Melanie Clifton (Alexandrew Mironescu), 2 sons David Mitchell and Jacob Mitchell, 2 grandchildren Adam Mitchell and Cordealya Mitchell, 2 sisters Diane Strickland from Graham, TX. and Lisa Owens from Hazlehurst, GA. and 2 brothers James Clifton and John Clifton from Jacksonville, FL. She was an adventurous woman who has travelled the USA. She enjoyed animals, motorcycles, the beach, and most of all, being a mom. She had the most gentle and loving soul with a no nonsense attitude. She is tremendously loved and will be greatly missed.


  • Visitation Saturday, March 21, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 21, 2020
  • Committal Service Saturday, March 21, 2020


Donna Jean Ford

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Jeremiah Long

March 25, 2020

Donna was a vibrant spirit, always ready with a smile, a joke, or a positive spin on life. We shared a lot of happy times!
I loved when we would sit on the back deck and throw leftover breakfast items to the raccoon family behind your house. Thank you Donna for all the joy you brought into this world.

Melanie Clifton

March 21, 2020

You are and will forever be our super mom. You overcame so many challenges and raised 4 great kids. You have been with each of us through all of the ups and downs always sharing a fun critter story to make everyone smile. You fought a long and hard fight. You were so strong and brave. We know you were with us as long as you could be. Sister and I will do our best to continue to be there for the boys and one another. We will do everything we can to make you proud each day. We love and miss you so much.

Dorothy Ricketson

March 19, 2020

As her mother, there are too many memories to list. She was a loving child who was my first born. I love you hunny bunny and mama will be with you soon. Here are some pictures that floody my mind with wonderful memories.

Paul Sanderson

March 18, 2020

Rest in eternal peace Donna Jean. May the Lord embrace and comfort you forever.

Sandy Jones

March 18, 2020

I worked with Donna she was a wonderful friend i will miss her

Michael Aceves

March 17, 2020

I had the privilege of getting to know Donna through her daughter Kristy. I was able to do her hair and her daughter's hair quite a few times. She had the most loving and gentle soul with a no nonsense attitude. She'll be very much missed by everyone who knew her.

Tammy Cupp Highsmith

March 17, 2020

Donna was always super sweet. I use to babysit for her when we lived at the beach. RIP ,prayers for the family 🙇‍♀️

Denise Ford

March 17, 2020

Donna had the best laugh and such a great heart.
Matt, Denise and Milo.

Kristy Mitchell

March 17, 2020

I love you Mom!

James Clifton

March 17, 2020

Donna was my big sister and she will be missed by her children and her family. She had a loving heart and a very caring soul.. She is with God now resting peacefully and in no more pain. Until I see you again in heaven rest now. I love you!!