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East Lawn Funeral Home & East Lawn Memorial Park

4997 Memorial Blvd, Kingsport, TN

OBITUARY

Judith "Judy" Anderson Ford

December 7, 1954November 5, 2019

Judith “Judy”Anderson Ford, 64, of Kingsport, TN went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Tuesday, November 5, 2019 after heroically battling breast cancer for over 6 years. She exemplified what it meant to walk by faith and was an encouragement to all she came in contact with. Judy is now reunited with her parents, Robert (Bob) and Elizabeth (Libby) Anderson as well as her best friend and sister, Elizabeth Lynne Shelton.

Left behind rejoicing in her whole body healing are her husband and soul mate of 47 years, Terry Ford of Kingsport; her children, Amy Lane (Jeff) of Kingsport and Jonathan Ford (Candi) of Knoxville; her siblings, Robert Anderson (Teresia) of Cookeville, Jane Haynes (Ralph) of Elizabethton, and Mark Anderson (Mary) of Sevierville; her grandchildren who were the light of her life Izzy and Emmett Lane of Kingsport; several nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.

Judy loved caring for others through acts of kindness as well as being active in church ministries. She attended Holy Mountain Baptist Church for 40 years and was thankful for her sister in Christ, Tammy Fillers. Judy loved sharing God’s word with the young ladies in Sunday School for 30+ years with her dear friend Phyllis Malone and cherished that time with her! She always looked forward to the exciting times she had teaching in VBS with Eddie Robbins, Russ Tribble and Pam Schmutzler. In her free time, Judy loved baking, reading and spending time with her grandkids who adored her. Judy was the Property Manager at Kiwanis Towers for 25 years where she tirelessly ensured all the residents were well taken care of.

Judy and her family wish to extend a special thank you to BHMA Hematology and Oncology, especially Dr. Edwin McElroy and Joyce Siegel for their faithful support and encouragement through her cancer journey. We also wish to thank Amedisys Hospice and her nurse Rachel Kilbourn who made the last part of her journey a peaceful one.

Please join us in celebrating her life on Thursday, November 7, 2019 for visitation from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Holy Mountain Baptist Church (3121 Ashley Street Kingsport, TN 37664). Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. with Pastor Jerry Musick and Bro. Mike Malone officiating.

Committal services will be held on Friday, November 8, 2019 at 11 a.m. in the Garden of the Well at East lawn Memorial Park. Serving as pallbearers will be Jonathan Ford, Jeff Lane, Joey Morris, Audie Hinkle, Micah Johnston, and Tim Hensley.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be sent to Office of Development, Shriners Hospitals for Children-Greenville in honor of Payton Ford (950 W Faris Rd. Greenville, SC 29605).

Online condolences may be made to the Ford family at www.eastlawnkingsport.com. East Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park has the honor of serving the Ford family.

  • FAMILY

  • Terry Ford, Husband and soulmate of 47 years
  • Amy Lane (Jeff) and Jonathan Ford (Candi), Children
  • Robert Anderson (Teresia), Jane Haynes (Ralph) and Mark Anderson (Mary), Siblings
  • Izzy and Emmett Lane, Grandchildren
  • Several Nieces, Nephews, and a host of friends, Family
  • Elizabeth Lynne Shelton, Best Friend and Sister-Deceased
  • Robert (Bob) and Elizabeth (Libby) Anderson, Parents-Deceased
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jonathan Ford
  • Jeff Lane
  • Joey Morris
  • Audie Hinkle
  • Micah Johnston
  • Tim Hensley

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, November 7, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, November 7, 2019
  • Committal Service Friday, November 8, 2019

Memories

Judith "Judy" Anderson Ford

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Pat Sproles

November 7, 2019

To all the Ford Family, my deepest sympathy on the passing of Judy. She was a very special person that radiated God's love to all people. She was so kind to me when I was on this cancer journey. God bless you, Pat Sproles

CARY Ledbetter

November 6, 2019

Terry, Amy and Jonathan,

I am forever enriched by the few conversations I was privileged to have with Judy. She has left a wonderful legacy of which you are both legacy and custodians. I'm happy she is whole and is enjoying her reward, but the world is truly less bright. I pray for your comfort in this time of both sorrow and celebration. Blessings to you all.

Susan Bishop

November 6, 2019

Sweet Judy,
Soft spoken gentle and kind!
Thank you for all your love and compassion given to you from God to share with others. What a blessing to me that God allowed our paths to cross.
I love you...see you soon...
In Beautiful Heaven ❤️

Ron and Gail Puckett

November 5, 2019

Terry, Amy, and Jonathan
Judy was a precious and Godly woman who we were blessed to know. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Ron and Gail

Kathy Cribbs

November 5, 2019

Terry and Family, I am so sorry to hear about Judy's passing. What a wonderful person she was, truly a Lady of God. May God be with all of you in the days to come. May His Love surround you with Strength, Understanding and Peace.
With all my Love & Prayers,
Larry & Kathy Banks Cribbs and Family

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY