The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Shady Grove Baptist Church, White Water Road, Ideal, Georgia, where the Reverend David Thomas is Pastor and will officiate. Burial follow at the Oglethorpe City Cemetery, Oglethorpe, Georgia.
Eleanor was born on May 12, 1950 to the late Oscar Milton Ford and Lillie Evans Carson in Reynolds, Taylor County, Georgia. She was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Tiffany Ford; three siblings Susie Williams, Roy Ford, Jimmy Ford, Barbara Jean Ford Payne; and her stepfather who reared her, Willie B Carson. She was educated in the public school system of Taylor County. For several years, she was employed as a Seamstress with Spilene of Reynolds, Georgia and Manhattan Shirt Company of Americus, Georgia.
She leaves to cherish her memories: a husband, Elijah Ford Sr. Oglethorpe, Georgia; five children, Greta Carson, Atlanta, Georgia, Willie Carson, Anna Walker (Charles), Olivia Ford, Elijah Ford, Jr., all of Oglethorpe, Georgia; two stepchildren, Terry Harris (LaVesa), Marietta, Georgia and Amy Bryant (Kelvin), Fort Valley, Georgia; nine grandchildren; a host of great grandchildren; siblings Mary Ann Brown (Victor), Columbus, Ohio, Willie B Carson, Jesse Carson, Roy Lee Carson, Chris Carson, all of Atlanta, Georgia, Brenda Ford (Terry), Okeechobee, Florida, Debra Henderson, Oscar Ford, Jr. (Lisa), Vero Beach, Florida, Stevie Ford (Antonia), Okeechobee, Florida, Rickey Ford, Okeechobee, Florida, and Kenneth Ford, Vero Beach, Florida; an uncle, Henry Evans, Atlanta, Georgia; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Odell Williams, Atlanta, Georgia, Mary Wilder (G.W.), Atlanta, Georgia, Eddie Neal Ford (Joycelyn), Decatur, Georgia, Mandie Bell Wilder, Atlanta, Georgia, Lucille Wilder, Atlanta, Georgia, Franklin Ford, Monroe Ford (Nancy), Clarence Ford, Ezekel Ford (Rose), all of Jacksonville, Florida; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends, including devoted cousins, Deloris Troutman, Debbie Shorter and Henry Evans; the Staffs, Doctors and Nurses of Davita Dialysis Center and Montezuma Health and Rehabilitation.