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Pearl Ford

Pearl Ford, 79, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by family on March 22, 2021.

She was born in Cleveland County, NC, daughter of the late James Elmer and Elma Hamrick Thornburg and was preceded in death by her beloved husband of sixty-two years, Earnest "Bob" Ford. She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Gregory Ford.

Pearl was a dedicated Christian and member of Kings Mountain Nazarene Church.

She worked as a seamstress for many years. Pearl loved her family and community with a compassion and generosity rarely seen. She was a grandmother to the entire neighborhood and enjoyed feeding and loving on her neighbors as well as her family. Pearl loved watching the hummingbirds that would frequent her feeders and the beautiful flowers she had grown. She possessed a giving spirit that caused her to place everyone's needs above her own. Pearl was a dedicated wife to Bob, mother to her children, grandmother to her many grandchildren and great grandchildren and a friend to everyone who knew her. Her strength, wisdom and love will be missed tremendously by her family, friends, and her church.

SURVIVORS: Sons: Jimmy Ford (Cindy), Claremont, NC, Ricky Ford (Kim Navy), Kings Mountain, NC and Eddie Ford (Pam), Kings Mountain, NC

Daughters: Gina McGinnis (Ken), Sherri Williams (Danny), and Crystal Ford, all of Kings Mountain, NC

Fourteen Grandchildren and Twenty-Two Great Grandchildren

Sister: Iris Dover, Gastonia, NC

Nephews: Tommy and Randy Dover, Kings Mountain, NC

FUNERAL SERVICE: Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 2:00 PM at First Church of the Nazarene Kings Mountain with Reverend Jeff Wilson officiating. Attendees should follow all Covid-19 precautions including wearing a face covering and social distancing.

VISITATION: Saturday, March 27, 2021 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM prior to the service at the church and at other times at 137 Country Creek Drive, Kings Mountain.

INTERMENT: Mountain Rest Cemetery

MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, donations in Pearl's memory may be made to First Church of the Nazarene Kings Mountain ar 127 Countryside Drive, Kings Mountain, NC 28086




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