Phyllis B. Ford

Phyllis B. Ford

Windsor, VA
08.30.1940 - 12.07.2018

Phyllis B. Ford passed away on December 7, 2018. She is the daughter of the late Robert and Mattie Baylous. She is also preceded in death by her husband, William Ford; daughter, Lisa Darnell Hearns; and sister, JoAnne Carr.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Carolyn Harris of Windsor, Deneen Evans (Larry) of Suffolk; sisters, Doris Carns (Frank) of Charlotte, NC, and Peggy Britt (Frankie) of Walters, VA; grandchildren Rachael, Maegan, Chelsea, Bianca, and Tyler; great grandchildren Oliver, Jay and Asher.

Phyllis was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Norfolk. She was a long standing delegate of the United Methodist General Conference as well as a member for the Hermitage Foundation Council. Among her many devotions she was a Sunday school teacher, former Girl Scout leader, a Meals on Wheels volunteer, and participated in the Homeless Night Stay for the Wesley United Methodist Church. She dedicated 42 years at Lydia Roper Home and she was known for her commitment and love for her patients. Phyllis was a very loving and devoted mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend to everyone she knew. Whether you knew her by Phyllis, Mamma, Moo Moo or Aunt Bill – she was everything to anyone who needed her. Phyllis was there for you whenever you needed her, day or night, at a drop of a hat. She would have moved a mountain to care for you. She was the most selfless person, putting every single person before herself. Most importantly, Phyllis’s greatest pride and joy was her family.

A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 7:00 pm at R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, 509 W. Washington St. Suffolk, VA it will be officiated by Bob Berghus. A time of visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at the Harmony United Methodist Church Cemetery in Alton, VA. Condolences may be offered at

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R.W. Baker & Company Funeral Home
509 W Washington St
Suffolk, VA 23434
United States

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R.W. Baker & Company Funeral Home
509 W Washington St
Suffolk, VA 23434
United States


Harmony United Methodist Church Cemetery
4079 Cedar Grove Rd,
Alton, VA 24520
United States


My sincere condolences goes out to the family during this difficult time. May you find a measure of comfort in God's promise at Revelation 21:3,4 where we look forward to a time when there will be no more pain and death any more.


Dee and family, So sorry to hear about your Mother's passing. Love and prayers through this difficult time.

Ginger Rouse

Deneen I am so sorry to hear about your mom, I have memories of her when we were kids. Remember the specials times and smile when you think about her. Love you girl
Please let me know if you need anything

Marcie Blum

Your beautiful mother left her legacy in the woman you have become and you have passed that legacy to your precious daughters. Her legacy will last eternally. May her memory be for a blessing

Carol smith

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We will keep you and your family on our thoughts and prayers .

Dave and Frances Davidson

Dee .. So very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. May you find peace knowing she is in God's hands.

Sylvia Anderson

I worked with Phyllis the last 5 or so years when I came to speak at Roper Home on Sunday afternoons. We also saw each other out and about at Elizabeth River District events. She always made me feel welcome and appreciated when I came and spoke to the ladies. She will missed very much. Love and prayers to you all.

Desiree Flora

Deneen, our prayers are with you and your family. We hope that your present sorrow will soon be replaced with happy memories. Phyllis was a very special lady, not only as part of Wesley Grace UMC, but at the Lydia Roper Home. She took great care of my friend, Margie Hall, when she was a resident there, as well as all the ladies who have resided there.
Eileen and Le Ballance

Eileen Ballance

So sorry for your loss, Phyliss was a special person and would do anything ask of her. She had a special place in her heart for the Lydia Roper Home and loved the residents I enjoyed working with her for many years and we had a special bond. I will miss her and her calls as we talked at least every two weeks. She will always be in my thoughts
My prayers go to the family as I know she and her happy smile will be missed by all

Ann Miller

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