First Baptist Church
626 W 21st Ave
Gary, IN 46407
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Laura Irene Ball-Ford a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and teacher passed away peacefully in her Gary home on May 12, 2016. Laura was born on March 27, 1931 in Winona, Mississippi to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Ball. She graduated with honors at age 16 and earned a BA and MA in Education from Purdue and Indiana Universities. She married Ellehue Ford and the couple had 3 children. She was preceded in death by Ellehue Ford (husband), Walter and Rosa Ball (parents), sisters Gladys Ball and Ethel Bennett (Mike) and grandson Rorie. She leaves to cherish her memories brother Arthur Ball (Judy), son Robert Hue, daughters Deborah Ford-Hudson and Christine Ford; 7 grandchildren: Robert L. Ford, Dawn Hudson, Danielle Hudson, Devin Hudson, Kendra Rush, Kenneth Rush Jr., Kristopher Rush. Adoptive Daughters: June Ford, Betty Moss and Althea Hines and a host of relatives and friends. Laura was born to be a teacher. She taught special education for 30+ years. She also enjoyed playing the piano. Laura was a member of the Federation of Colored Women and First Baptist Church choir. Visitation May 19, 2016 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Funeral 11:00 a.m. all services at First Baptist Church 626 W. 21st Ave. Gary, Indiana. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park, Hobart, Indiana.
Published in the Post Tribune from May 17 to May 18, 2016
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