1933 Vaneta McIrvin 2021

Vaneta McIrvin Ford

November 21, 1933 — April 25, 2021

Vaneta McIrvin Ford, 87, of Mount Pleasant, SC, formerly of West Memphis, AR, wife of the late Robert C. Ford, Jr. M.D., died Sunday April 25, 2021. Her Memorial Service will be held for the immediate family on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at the Calvary Episcopal Church, 102 N. 2nd St., Memphis, TN at 1:00 p.m.

Neta was born November 21, 1933 in Dalton, NE, daughter of the late Jesse McIrvin and the late Mabel Hinman McIrvin of Bridgeport, NE. She graduated from Sioux Falls College with a teaching degree. She was married to the late Robert C. Ford, Jr. M.D. of Memphis, TN for 56 years until his death in 2017. She was a Kindergarten teacher in Great Falls, MT, Memphis, TN, and in West Memphis, AR at Holy Cross Episcopal and Avondale. Neta was an active member of the alter guild and a Lay Reader for Holy Cross Episcopal Church and Bell Ringer at Calvary Episcopal Church. She enjoyed needlepoint, reading, family and traveling with Bob.

Neta is survived by two brothers: Ron McIrvin of Pikeville, TN and Gary McIrvin of Chantilly, VA; by her three sons: Robert Clayton Ford, III (Lisa) of West Memphis, AR, Dr. David W. Ford (Angie) of Charleston, SC, and Michael Jay Ford of Los Angeles, CA and three grandchildren: Ashleigh Erin Ford, Sullivan Bishop Ford and Griffin Reeves Ford.

Memorials may be made to the Parkinson's Foundation.
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