Mollie Lorraine Ford Matthews

Published 8:46 am Thursday, August 25, 2016

On Sunday morning August 7, 2016, God in His infinite wisdom and divine love called His beloved servant, Mollie Lorraine Ford Matthews, age 90, to her eternal home.

She was the sixth child born on April 10, 1926, to the late Charlie Lee and Bertha Plummer Ford in Cullen, Va. Upon retirement in 1989, Lorraine and her  husband, Joseph, moved to Drakes Branch and reunited with her home church, St. Andrews Baptist.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph; siblings Luther, Bill, Eddie, Elizabeth, Arminta, Mary and Annie. She leaves to cherish fond memories of a life well-lived, sister, Adelaide Cooper and brother Walter Ford of N.Y., and brother, Baxter Ford of NJ; sisters-in-law, Ollie Ford of S.C., and Virginia Ford of NY; nieces, Denita Dupee, Carolyn Cooper, Sheila Hollingsworth, Rosalind Robinson and Sonja Baker; nephews, Walter Ford Jr., Wilbur and Bernard Ford, James Cooper and Roger Ford; other relatives and friends; devoted cousin, Ella Foster; dedicated assistants, Barbara Fane and Mary Ferrell.

Funeral services were held noon Friday, August 12, 2016, at the St. Andrews Baptist Church in Cullen, Va. with interment in the church cemetery. Service of Comfort was provided by Dupee’s Funeral Home of Drakes Branch, Va.

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