December 17, 1939 ~ March 7, 2021
Born in: Yancey County, NC
Resided in: Mills River, NC
Shirlie Williams Ford, 81, of Mills River, passed from this earth on Sunday, March 7, 2021, at Accordius of Hendersonville.
A native of Yancey Co., Shirlie was a daughter of the late Hoy and Myrtle Fender Williams. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, James “Jim” Stephenson Ford, and by her sister, Effie Williams Isaacs.
Shirlie retired from the Buncombe County Tax Department in 2000, and was a member of the Boiling Springs Baptist Church. A long-standing member of the Land of Sky Doll Club and the Mountain Memories Doll Club, she enjoyed collecting and creating porcelain dolls. A member of the Brookwood Ladies Golf Club, Shirlie was an avid golfer with many tournament wins under her belt and eight holes in one. She enjoyed music, cooking for the folks she loved, working in her yard, and caring for her many pets over the years. She was always ready with a helping hand and heart for anyone in need. She was an incredibly strong woman; in work, in faith, and in love. Her family remembers her with the utmost affection.
Shirlie is survived by her daughter, Terresa C. Stone; son, James R. Ford and his wife, Karen; granddaughter, Hannah Stone, as well as numerous nieces and nephews, and many friends.
Due to Covid concerns, no services are planned at this time but will be announced when it is safe to do so.