Margaret “Sissy” Katherine Ford
August 9, 1937 – July 25, 2019
Margaret Ford, 81, of Bryan passed away peacefully Thursday, July 25, 2019. Visitation will be at Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers on Sunday, July 28, 2019, from 2 – 4pm with a Rosary Service at 3:30pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10am, Monday, July 29, 2019, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment will follow in the Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Smetana Community. Officiating services is Reverend Msgr. John A. McCaffrey of St. Joseph Church.
Margaret was born to Frank and Mary Fuller, in Bryan, on August 9, 1937 and was a life-long resident of Bryan, Texas. Margaret married George Robert Ford and together they created a home for their children, friends and extended family. Her children remember her as always having a prepared meal in her kitchen for whoever would stop by for a visit.
Margaret, known to many as “Sissy, Sister or Granny”, had a love for all things living, especially her collection of plants sometimes acquired from faraway lands. If she saw a particular plant on the side of the road, she was known to stop and “borrow” it. She loved Thanksgiving but it’s no secret that Sissy loved the season of Christmas. Sissy loved to buy presents all year long only to hide them from herself and gift them years later. She would laugh and say that it was the thought that counts. She was a treasure finder, but she didn’t always hunt for the treasure; it often found her. Her trove included antique dressers, butter churns, 15-cent stamps from 1978 as well as beach bags and bathing suits galore.
Sissy was employed with GTE for nineteen years where she met many life-long friends. She was a lifetime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church where she shared her voice and faith with family and friends.
Her husband of 53 years, George Robert Ford; her son, Kevin Ford; and her granddaughter, Emily Ford, precede her in death.
Her daughter Kelly Ford; her sons and their wives Larry and Julie Ford, Mike and Ruth Ford, Darby and Kim Ford, Barry and Lindsay Ford; as well as her beloved grandchildren, great grandchildren and other family and close friends survive her.
Her family extends a special thanks to St. Joseph Wound Care and Hospice Brazos Valley Inpatient Facility for the compassionate and professional care given. Memorial donations may be given to either facility.
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