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Elsie Cole Ford

Mrs. Elsie Cole Ford of 5058 Kingswood Road, Virgilina died Friday, June 7, 2013, at the age of 94. 

She was born in Halifax County on June 22, 1918 to the late Robert Edward “Ned” Cole and the late Janie Lowery Cole, and she was married to the late William Lacy Ford. 

Mrs. Ford was a homemaker and a retired cook at Long’s Drive-in. She was a member of Shady Grove United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Betty F. Mele, and her husband, John, of South Boston; one son, Billy Ford, and his wife, Judy, of Virgilina; one sister, Primrose Goodwin, of South Boston; a granddaughter, Amber Ford; two grandsons, Kris Mele and his wife, Megan, and Brad Mele and his wife, Amanda; two great grandchildren, Brayden Mele and Justice Mele; four step grandchildren, Justin Eubank, Ginger Davis, Jeff Eubank and Jacqueline Wyrick, and two sisters-in-law, Mary W. “Bye” Cole and Doris Cole. 

In addition to her parents and husband, she also was preceded in death by her daughter, Rosemond Ford, a sister, Grace Sue Elliott, and three brothers, A. E. “Pete” Cole, Elvin Cole and Waverly Cole.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 10, 2013, at 4 p.m. at Shady Grove United Methodist Church with the Rev. George Gorman and the Rev. Jack Stewart officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church from 3 until 4 p.m., and at other times at the home of Betty and John Mele, 2112 Ponderosa Road, South Boston.

The family requests that those wishing to give memorials consider Shady Grove United Methodist Church, 4129 East Hyco Road, South Boston, VA 24592 or the charity of choice.

Online condolences may be made at www.brooksfhinc.com.