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Hixson Westlake

2409 Westwood Rd, Westlake, LA

OBITUARY

Barbara Lee Ford

June 22, 1935November 27, 2019
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Barbara Lee Ford , age 84, of Westlake passed away on Wednesday November 27, 2019 at a local nursing center.   Barbara is survived by her husband of 28 years, Donald Blake Ford; sons, Randy Williams and  his wife Jeanna of Carlyss, Rick Williams and his wife Cheryl of Westlake ; step-sons Dennis Fletcher of Lake Charles, Greg Fletcher of Lake Charles , Gary Fletcher and his wife Julie of Lake Charles, Donnie Ford of Westlake, Mickey Ford and his wife Theresa of Moss Bluff; step-daughter Binky Grimes and her husband Bud of Arkansas; brother, Ronnie Budge of Lake Charles ; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents Aubrey and Laura Budge , first husband, Arlen Williams and second husband, Billy Wayne Fletcher.   Barbara was born on June 22, 1935 in Westlake to Aubrey and Laura Fleming Budge.  She was a lifelong resident of Westlake and was a woman of many interests but loved traveling and socializing. She earned a Master’s Degree in Education from McNeese State University and taught for 25 years at Westwood Elementary and S.P. Arnett Middle School in Westlake . She was a member of 1st Baptist Church in Westlake and a woman of abundant faith. Barbara was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and teacher who will be remembered for her warm smile and caring nature.

Visitation  will be held Saturday November 30, 2019 at Hixson Funeral Home of Westlake, at 10 am until 2pm. Services will be held at the 1st Baptist Church of Westlake,  at 2 pm.  Burial will follow at Prien Memorial Park Cemetery in Lake Charles. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com

  • FAMILY

  • Barbara is survived by her husband of 28 years, Donald Blake Ford; sons, Randy Williams and his wife Jeanna of Carlyss, Rick Williams and his wife Cheryl of Westlake ; step-sons Dennis Fletcher of Lake Charles, Greg Fletcher of Lake Charles , Gary Fletcher and his wife Julie of Lake Charles, Donnie Ford of Westlake, Mickey Ford and his wife Theresa of Moss Bluff; step-daughter Binky Grimes and her husband Bud of Arkansas; brother, Ronnie Budge of Lake Charles ; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


    Barbara was preceded in death by her parents Aubrey and Laura Budge , first husband, Arlen Williams and second husband, Billy Wayne Fletcher.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, November 30, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 30, 2019

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Amanda Cruz

December 1, 2019

I'm so sorry. She was a great lady and one of my favorite teachers. Prayers for your family.

Kim Fletcher

November 30, 2019

I first met Barbara, aka Nanny, when I married her step-grandson Jason Fletcher in 2003. She welcomed me into her family instantly. She never forgot my birthday or her great grandkids’ birthdays. She was a sweet loving lady. She always had stories to tell of her life and the people she had known over the years. Family meant so much to her. She was beautiful inside and out. She will be missed.

Juaneil McCloud Strickland

November 29, 2019

I have known Barbara since she was in high school. My dad, the late Rev. Pratt McCloud, performed her marriage to Arlen. I was on the faculty with Barbara at Arnett Middle School for several years. She was a queenly lady, whose love for Jesus, family, and friends radiated from her face! She was a classy dresser, too! I loved my friend and will never forget her. Heaven is sweeter now....I will see you in a little while, Barbara!

Christine Lyons

November 29, 2019

Ricky, Binky and other family members,
Your mother or step mother was am amazing person. I'll always remember her as a teacher. She was always so nice to me, which is so uncommon these days. She had a great son in Ricky and a great step daughter in Binky . I honestly thought Ricky was her only son. I never knew about any others until today... LoL...again she was one amazing woman and will be missed greatly.

Karen Fittz Chalmers

November 28, 2019

Mrs. Williams(Ford) was one of the sweetest of ladies & teachers I was blessed to know. She taught me in middle school! She was one of a few outstanding teachers I had that inspired me to become a teacher myself!❤️
Long after I was grown & had kids of my own and came to Westlake to visit my parents, I'd see her at church. She would always make her way over to hug me & see how I was doing! She will forever hold a special place in my heart!💟
My thoughts & prayers are with you, her family, for comfort & peace.🙏

Ranee Kinnaman

November 28, 2019

Barbara was a very special person to me in my childhood. Will always remember her kindness. She was a sweet lady. Thinking of the family and saying prayers. May the good Lord and the many wonderful memories you have comfort you at this sad time.

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Biography

Barbara Lee Ford , age 84, of Westlake passed away on Wednesday November 27, 2019 at a local nursing center.

Barbara is survived by her husband of 28 years, Donald Blake Ford; sons, Randy Williams and his wife Jeanna of Carlyss, Rick Williams and his wife Cheryl of Westlake ; step-sons Dennis Fletcher of Lake Charles, Greg Fletcher of Lake Charles , Gary Fletcher and his wife Julie of Lake Charles, Donnie Ford of Westlake, Mickey Ford and his wife Theresa of Moss Bluff; step-daughter Binky Grimes and her husband Bud of Arkansas; brother, Ronnie Budge of Lake Charles ; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents Aubrey and Laura Budge , first husband, Arlen Williams and second husband, Billy Wayne Fletcher.

Barbara was born on June 22, 1935 in Westlake to Aubrey and Laura Fleming Budge. She was a lifelong resident of Westlake and was a woman of many interests but loved traveling and socializing. She earned a Master’s Degree in Education from McNeese State University and taught for 25 years at Westwood Elementary and S.P. Arnett Middle School in Westlake . She was a member of 1st Baptist Church in Westlake and a woman of abundant faith. Barbara was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and teacher who will be remembered for her warm smile and caring nature.

Visitation will be held Saturday November 30, 2019 at Hixson Funeral Home of Westlake, at 10 am until 2pm. Services will be held at the 1st Baptist Church of Westlake, at 2 pm. Burial will follow at Prien Memorial Park Cemetery in Lake Charles. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com