Margaret “Sissy” Katherine Ford

Margaret “Sissy” Katherine Ford
August 9, 1937 – July 25, 2019

Margaret Ford, 81, of Bryan passed away peacefully Thursday, July 25, 2019. Visitation will be at Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers on Sunday, July 28, 2019, from 2 – 4pm with a Rosary Service at 3:30pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10am, Monday, July 29, 2019, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment will follow in the Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Smetana Community. Officiating services is Reverend Msgr. John A. McCaffrey of St. Joseph Church.

Margaret was born to Frank and Mary Fuller, in Bryan, on August 9, 1937 and was a life-long resident of Bryan, Texas. Margaret married George Robert Ford and together they created a home for their children, friends and extended family. Her children remember her as always having a prepared meal in her kitchen for whoever would stop by for a visit.

Margaret, known to many as “Sissy, Sister or Granny”, had a love for all things living, especially her collection of plants sometimes acquired from faraway lands. If she saw a particular plant on the side of the road, she was known to stop and “borrow” it. She loved Thanksgiving but it’s no secret that Sissy loved the season of Christmas. Sissy loved to buy presents all year long only to hide them from herself and gift them years later. She would laugh and say that it was the thought that counts. She was a treasure finder, but she didn’t always hunt for the treasure; it often found her. Her trove included antique dressers, butter churns, 15-cent stamps from 1978 as well as beach bags and bathing suits galore.

Sissy was employed with GTE for nineteen years where she met many life-long friends. She was a lifetime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church where she shared her voice and faith with family and friends.

Her husband of 53 years, George Robert Ford; her son, Kevin Ford; and her granddaughter, Emily Ford, precede her in death.

Her daughter Kelly Ford; her sons and their wives Larry and Julie Ford, Mike and Ruth Ford, Darby and Kim Ford, Barry and Lindsay Ford; as well as her beloved grandchildren, great grandchildren and other family and close friends survive her.

Her family extends a special thanks to St. Joseph Wound Care and Hospice Brazos Valley Inpatient Facility for the compassionate and professional care given. Memorial donations may be given to either facility.

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  1. You have our heartfelt condolences, Larry and family. May God grant you peace in your time of need. We love y’all!

  2. Granny was always so much fun to be around. We loved seeing her especially at Christmas time.

    When Clay was born, she gave him a picture book. He loved that book so much we had to
    hide it sometimes because he would want to read it over and over again. She definitely knew kids!

    We are thinking of all of you and are grateful she accepted us to be “our Granny” as well!

  3. Randy and I are deeply saddened to hear of Sissy’s passing. Every summer vacation for many years passed was spent with her in Santa Rosa Beach, enjoying our chats at the pool. She and I shared a love of singing, and I could ALWAYS count on her to belt out a song at the drop of a hat if brought up in conversation. Lyrics that were long ago forgotten to me came back to her with ease. Her ease at striking up conversations made one feel that you had known Sissy forever. Kindness and love were at the center of her being. All the family, especially Kelly, are to be commended and admired for the beautiful way they took care of her and loved her to the end of this life. Randy and I send our love and prayers for comfort to all the family. We grieve her death with you, but we also rejoice that she is with her Father in heaven, reunited with her loved ones who have gone before her.

  4. Precious Granny. She loved my child as her own. Gus’s world was a kinder, happier, funnier and sweeter place because Granny was in it. How do you say thank you enough for that?

  5. Loved Ms. Sissy! She was such a beautiful soul. Always had a hug and kiss to share. We will miss you sweet lady. God bless you.

    My deepest condolences and prayers for the entire Ford family.

  6. So sorry.
    I will always remember visiting Bryan during the summer and spending time with the whole Ford family. Never a dull moment.
    Sissy and my mom Frances Schultz Harben grew up together so when the two would get together it was stories and non stop laughter. I will never forget Sissy’s laugh.
    Those days are already missed.
    Love always
    Logan Harben

  7. I’m sorry to hear about Sissy’s passing! I had great pleasure working with her at GTE, back in the day. She always a happy soul, may she rest in peace. Condolences to the entire Ford family and friends.

  8. It was a pleasure working with Sissy at GTE….never a dull moment! She was full of smiles and laughter that was contagious. Sending sincere sympathy to the entire family.

  9. Heaven needed a special angel. To the entire Ford family from the Mushinski family may god bless and be with all of you. Love Chris and Melinda and the Mushinski family.

  10. My sincere condolences to the Ford family for their loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
    Tracy (Holligan) Humphreys

  11. Sorry for your loss. I worked with Sissy at GTE, and she was always so happy. Prayers for your family at this time.

  12. Sissy was a one- of- a- kind, sassy, no frills, fun and lots of loving kinda gal. We had so much fun raising kids (and husbands) at the softball field. What a beautiful soul and special kinda lady she was. She’ll be sorely missed but heaven will never be the same since she’s arrived! So sorry to all her wonderful kids….I lost my mom Dec 13th and I know the joy, the loss, the pain.
    Janet (Winder) Lewallen

  13. My name is Eleanor Grays and I enjoyed working with Sissy at GTE Southwest/ Verizon for many years. Your mother was loved and a joy to be around. May your precious memories and the sympathy of friends help to comfort you at this time.

  14. Lawrence (Coach Pavlas) and I wanted to send our condolences to the beautiful family of Sissy who now celebrate her wonderful life. She was always there for us during the days at St. Joseph’s School. We have lived away from Bryan since 1971, but the wonderful memories of SJS will always be special to us. The pictures you shared just bring a smile to our faces because of all the love around in each photo. God bless you all, and may the
    precious memories you have of Sissy keep you smiling ❣️

  15. Bless your hearts FORD FAMILY— many prayers and Hugs to all of you
    Had the privilege of sharing with her thru Facebook and always enjoyed staying in touch with hera BEAUTIFUL LADY and Friend
    My deepest sympathy
    Nan Houdek Latimer er

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