Sara J. Ford

Sara Jane Ford, 86, of Simpsonville, widow of Robert L. Ford, passed away on Tuesday, September 27, 2022. Born in Brevard, NC, Sara was one of eight children. At 3 years old she was adopted by the late Grant and Edith Campbell. Her precious mother Edith passed when Sara was a teenager. Her father later married a wonderful lady named Freda Campbell. She was the only child of her 3 parents.

Sara spent her early years in Hartford City, Indiana, where she played organ and piano in the family church for many years. She spent her early life working with her father on her family farm. From this early beginning she gained a love of animals of all kinds cats, dogs, and even a dairy cow that she grew very attached to. She proudly passed on this love of animals to her children. Sara moved with her family to Greenville, South Carolina in the 1970s. She was a hard working woman. She had many jobs with different cotton mills in the area before getting a job in security. She was the 1st woman hired by Henry Harrison at American security where she worked for many years. This led to a job at WW Granger with their in house security where she worked for 16 years before her retirement.

Sara is survived by six children, Jon R. Ford (Monica) of Simpsonville, Charlotte Nold (Thomas) of Simpsonville, Thomas J. Ford (Pilar) of Washington State, James L. Ford of Simpsonville, Tina Padgett of Simpsonville, Tammy McLaughlin (Curtis) of Greenville; sixteen grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by a son, Steven Ford.

Sara was so proud of her family, and was the most loving and protective Mother to her babies and Nanny to her grandbabies. They are what filled her heart with the most joy.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 1, 2022, at 2:00 pm at the Heritage Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends starting at 1:30 pm.

Condolences to the family of Sara J. Ford

  • Marjorie Townsend
    2 years ago

    Jon Richard,Cissy,James,Tina &Tammy I am so sorry to hear about your mother. I am going to miss her. I wish I could get down there to see you all but thats aways for me to drive by myself. Please know that Ilove you all and ai will be praying for you all. LOVE YA ALL. Aunt Ann & Family

  • Tammy McLaughlin
    2 years ago

    Thank you so much Aunt Ann! What a wonderful, loving Mother she was to us all. We miss her terribly! She loved you!

  • Donnie,Cindy and Justin
    2 years ago

    Ms.Sara and I was neighbors for many years. I gonna miss her saying hello neighbor.

    • Tammy McLaughlin
      2 years ago

      Thank you for your kind words for our precious Mother.

      Tammy Mclaughlin

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