Johnnie Patricia Ford passed away in Lakeland, Florida, due to complications from the flu. She was 66 years old. 

She will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Keith Ford; son, Charlie Ford; daughter, Sonia Simmons; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, William (Bill) Lucas; mother, Lila Marlene French; sister, Martha Damon; brother, Billy Joe Clark; Brother, Richard Allen Penney.

Johnnie was a fun-loving, big-hearted lady who never met a stranger and loved to help people. She was always welcoming, she excelled in hospitality and never failed to offer a big hug and a smile. Her proudest accomplishment was being a mother and grandmother and she always made sure everyone had plenty to eat

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 11, 10 a.m., at Legacy Christian Church (901 W Beacon Rd. Lakeland FL). Officiated by Wes Sewell and Ken Groff. Condolences may be sent to the family at Central Florida Funeral Chapel.

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