Virginia Johnson Ford, age 93, passed away Sunday afternoon, April 8, 2018, at Palm Bay Hospital in Palm Bay, Fla. Funeral services for Virginia will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Union Baptist Church in Sardis with visitation beginning at 1 p.m. prior to the service. Interment will follow at Union Cemetery in Sardis. Rev. Terry Brown will officiate. Virginia was born Feb. 24, 1925 to the late Loyd Johnson and Flora Griste Johnson in Panola County. She was a member of Oakland Baptist Church. Virginia was preceded in death by James Leslie Ford, husband of 58 years; granddaughter, Tiffany Isis; her mother and father; two sisters, Brunelle Howard and Marcell Taylor. Survivors include six children; Sherry Jones (Leroy) of Orlando, Fla., Jimmy Ford (Linda) of Amherst, Ohio., Larry Ford (Sharon) of Cedar Par, Texas., Charles “Les” Ford (Marjorie) of Santee, Calif., Carolyn Sarlo (Charles) of Palm bay, FL., and Elizabeth “Beth” Crist of Melborne, Fla.; 10 grandchildren, Dawn Dobias (James) of Palm City, Fla., Robin Dahman (Jason) of Amherst, Ohio., Jason Gard (Laura) of El Cajon, Calif., Chad Gard (Kelly) of Lebanon, Mo., Christyn Ford of Julian, Caif., Jonathan Ford of Lamesa, Calif., Savannah Karnow of South Amherst, Ohio., Matthew Crist of Melborne, Fla., Michael Crist of Melborne, Fla., Charles Sarlo (Merissa) of Melborne, Fla.; nine great-grandchildren, Anna Gard of El Cagon, Calif., Ashlee Dahman of Amherst, Ohio., Sierra Gard of Lebanon, Mo., Jack Dobias of Palm City, Fla., Trenten Dahman of Amherst, Ohio., Jordyn Dobias of Palm City, Fla., Brett Gard of Lebanon, Mo., Rynn Gard of El Cajon, Calif. and Breyton Summers of South Amherst, Ohio. Memorial contribution in Virginia’s honor may be made to Union Baptist Church, 3623 Union Rd. Sardis, MS 38666.