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Linda Ford

February 10, 1953 — November 22, 2023

Bossier City

Linda Ford

 

Funeral Services to celebrate the life of Linda Gail Scarborough Ford, 70, will be held on Friday, December 1, 2023, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 2201 Airline Drive, Bossier City, Louisiana, at 4:00 pm A visitation will be held at Rose-Neath Funeral Home on Friday, December 1, 2023, at 3:00 pm until the time of service. Officiating the service will be Brother Robert Beadle and Brother Harrell Shelton.  Interment will be on December 4, 2023, at Barrancas National Cemetery, 1 Cemetery Road, Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, at 11:00 am with Robert Lloyd of Olive Baptist Church officiating.

Linda Gail Scarborough Ford was born to John Robert and Betty Lou Frizzell Scarborough on February 10, 1953, in Shreveport, Louisiana. She went to be with her heavenly father on November 22, 2023, her mother’s birthday.

Linda is predeceased by her son, Stephen Robert Ford; father, John Robert Scarborough; mother, Betty Lou Frizzell Scarborough; maternal grandparents, Stephen Lafayette and Irene Webb Frizzell; paternal grandparents, Peewee and Irene Kimbrough Scarborough, and sister-in-law, Mary Francis Scarborough.  Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Eldon Ford, of Benton, Louisiana; son, Douglas Ford, of Benton, Louisiana; brother John David Scarborough, of Bossier City, Louisiana; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. 

A lifelong lover of music and all things musical, Linda was proficient on a multitude of instruments and possessed a fine singing voice.  She served a number of churches in the US and Europe in multiple capacities including pianist, organist, choir member, children’s choir director and worship choir director.  She earned a BS in Music Education in 1976 from Northeast Louisiana University, BS in Early Childhood Education in 1999 from Thomas College graduating Cum Laude, and a MS in Special Education in 2003 from Florida State University.  She was a homemaker while her children were young then entered the workforce as an Early Child Special Education educator.

The family would like to give special thanks to the staff at Savannah Grand and Passages Hospice for their care during Linda’s long struggle.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials may be made to St Jude, Shriners Hospital Shreveport, Ninna’s Road to Rescue, Autism Society of Louisiana or any charity of your choice.

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Past Services

Visitation

Friday, December 1, 2023

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Rose Neath Funeral Homes - Bossier City

2201 Airline Dr., Bossier, LA 71111

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Funeral Service

Friday, December 1, 2023

4:00 - 5:00 pm (Central time)

Rose Neath Funeral Homes - Bossier City

2201 Airline Dr., Bossier, LA 71111

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Interment

Monday, December 4, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Barrancas National Cemetery

1 Cemetery Rd, Pensacola, FL 32508

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