Linda Ford

PEORIA - Linda M. Ford, 61, of Peoria passed away Monday, March 17, 2014, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Ill.

She was born in Peoria, Ill., to Monroe Neal and Lillie Alexander on April 21, 1952.

Linda leaves to cherish her in their memories four sons, Lontell Ford, Marvin Ford, Robert Williams-Ford and Orlando Alexander, all of Peoria, Ill.; and one daughter, Robyn Williams-Ford of Peoria, Ill. She also leaves behind seven brothers and seven sisters, Sherill Ford, Claudia Scott, Paulette Roberts, Johnny Ford, Roosevelt Alexander, Rosetta Alexander, Charlie Alexander, Jerome Alexander, Juanita Alexander, Michael Alexander, Joyce Alexander, Joseph Alexander, Margretta Alexander and Tony Alexander; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends who all loved and adored her.

Her mother Lillie preceded her in death.

A home-going celebration for Linda will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 22, 2014, with visitation commencing one hour prior. Services will be at T.W. Parks Colonial Chapel. Burial will be private at request of family.

Arrangements were made especially for Linda's family and professionally directed by T.W. Parks Colonial Chapel.

Online condolences or words of encouragement can be made at

Funeral Home

T.W. Parks Colonial Chapel
201 N. Macarthur Hwy Peoria, IL 61605
(309) 674-6323

Published in Peoria Journal Star on Mar. 21, 2014