My Beautiful Precious Momma
Shirley Mae Ford
  • 65 years old
  • Date of birth: Dec 31, 1945
  • Place of birth:
    Keedysville, Maryland, United States
  • Date of passing: Sep 9, 2011
  • Place of passing:
    Hagerstown, Maryland, United States
Let the memory of Shirley be with us forever

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Shirley Ford, 65, born on December 31, 1945 and passed away on September 9, 2011. We will remember her forever and she will be forever in our hearts!


 Shirley was known as a powerful "Prayer Warrior."

Shirley will be remembered mostly for her love of people and her faith in God. She also loved canning, growing flowers, her favorite flower were roses and she loved gardening. She loved being outdoors connecting with nature. She loved to sit out on her porch and watch the birds and butterflies, just listening to the sounds of God's beauty.  She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who will be deeply and greatly missed!

Some of Shirley's phrases/sayings she loved to quote were:  

    "Peace Be Still" 

    "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff"

    "You're a Mess" 

    "Stop Your Stinkin' Thinkin' 

     "It's All in Good Clean Fun"        


     "Your Not Right?!"



 In Loving Memory.....

God Saw You Getting Tired

God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be
So he put his arms around you and whispered ‘Come With Me.’
With tearful eyes we watched you, slowly fade away,
Although we loved you dearly, we would not make you stay.
A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us,
He only takes the best.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Fred Spinks on 14th May 2017

"Happy "Heavenly" Mothers Day Shirley! I know Terry is with you today Celebrating! I know for a fact that you are missed here on Earth! I'm always praying for your Daughter Brenda on your special days and Holidays because she misses you so much! Thank you for watching over her..She's a Sweetheart!
                                                           FRED :-)"

This tribute was added by Fred Spinks on 9th May 2017

"Shirley I ran across this poem and it made me think of You and Brenda.
     Don't weep at my Grave,
         For I am not there,
     I've a date with a Butterfly
         To dance in the air.
     I'll be singing in the sunshine
          wild and free.
     Playing tag with the wind,
     While i'm waiting for Thee.

Brenda told me you love Butterflies and you loved to sing!
      Rest in peace Shirley     Mothers Day is right around the corner
      I will be back to sign again"

This tribute was added by Fred Spinks on 31st December 2016

"Hi Shirley its me again..Fred!  I just wanted to wish you a Happy Heavenly  Birthday! I also want you to know I pray for the family you have left here on Earth... Especially Brenda!! I love her so much and I just pray she finds Peace and Love on Earth! I wish you were here so I could wish you Happy New Year!! Rip are truly missed!"

This tribute was added by Brenda Eyler on 31st December 2016

"Happy 70th Birthday Mom! I Hope Your Dancing Today In Great Celebration of the Wonderful Inspiring Life You Lived for Your Special Day! You Are a Great, Caring, Loving Mother. Your Inspiration & Love Lives On. I Love You So Much & Miss You So Deeply!  XOXO"

This tribute was added by Michael May on 9th September 2016

"I am saving a prayer for you today for your mom and you.I am sorry for your loss .I feel your heartbreak"

This tribute was added by Michael May on 10th May 2016

"I feel your loss Brenda.I wish God 's blessings to you."

This tribute was added by Brenda Eyler on 10th May 2016

"Happy Mother's Day Mom!  I Went to Your Grave on Sunday and Placed a Rose ...I'm Gonna Plant it In a Pot and Take it Back Down! Its Been Raining for Many Days Straight. I Need Another Day of Sunshine Like There was On Sunday for Mother's Day!  I Love You Alwayz and Your Forever In My Heart! Miss You So Much Mom!"

This tribute was added by Brenda Eyler on 14th February 2016

"Happy Valentine's Day Mom! Forever in My Heart! I Miss You Deeply!! I Love You Alwayz & Forever!! XOXO"

This tribute was added by Fred Spinks on 14th February 2016

"Happy Heavenly Valentines Day Shirley! I know you and Terry are together looking down and watching over your loved ones! I know they are missing you every day and especially on special occasions!"

This tribute was added by Fred Spinks on 2nd January 2016

"Happy Birthday In Heaven Shirley! I'm a little late but you're an Angel and you know what I have been going through! I pray to God every day and he has answered so many prayers for me! I still have a few he hasn't answered yet. He has my life planned out so I just have to wait and see what he has in store for me! I am so blessed to have met your Daughter. She means the world to me.
     Have an Awesome Birthday party with Terry and all the other Angels in Heaven!        You'r friend on Earth,FRED"

This tribute was added by Brenda Eyler on 1st January 2016

"Happy Birthday Mom! I Love You & Miss You Very Deeply!! <3 XOXO"

This tribute was added by Fred Spinks on 21st November 2015

"Shirley I was sitting here alone tonight missing your beautiful daughter Brenda so I thought I would pay you a visit! She misses you so much! I know you are watching over all three of your daughters!  
     I wish I could have had the pleasure of meeting you! I don't know your other 2 daughters but I know you raised an ANGEL in Brenda! I love her so much but I know She doesn't look at me that way. I pray she finds someone who will be good to her and treat her like the lady she is!!   Rest in peace Shirley.... Fred"

This tribute was added by Brenda Eyler on 15th January 2015

"I Love You and Miss You Mom So Very Much!!!! <3 I Never thought things would be like this with family!? sad :'("

This tribute was added by Brenda Eyler on 27th October 2014

"I Miss You So Much Mom! ;'("

This tribute was added by Brenda Eyler on 16th October 2014

"I am having a little bit of a difficult day today missing you mom! the holidays are so difficult for me. i miss you so much! I miss the chats we used to have and the homemade cooking. God did provide me and blessed me with a great friend that reminds me of you and your delicious homemade cooking. I wish You were here! I love you so much and miss you so deeply!! <3"

This tribute was added by Brenda Eyler on 9th September 2014

""I'm Lighting this candle for you mom, today marks your 3rd yr in heaven! I miss you so very deeply and I will continue to keep Your memories alive inside my heart and through Me! Your light will continue to shine through your children and to that I am grateful! I will try to shine My light as bright as I possibly can for YOU! You made me the person I am today! I often hear your voice whisper to me & I feel your love inside my heart!"~your 2nd daughter, Brenda <3"

This tribute was added by Brenda Eyler on 5th August 2014

"I Love You and Miss You So Deeply Mom!!! Alwayz & Forever!! <3"

This tribute was added by Brenda Eyler on 11th May 2014

"Happy Mother's Day Mom!! I Miss You So Deeply!! I Love You Forever!!"

This tribute was added by Brenda Eyler on 15th April 2014

"Easter is approaching and I am missing you terribly!  Not a day goes by that I don't think of you! Everyone says the heartache gets better, but mine only seems to ache more! :'(   I will carry Your Light of Love in my heart always!!  <3   Happy Easter Mom & Dad! I Love You so Much!!"

This tribute was added by Brenda Eyler on 28th March 2014

""Your Light Will Alwayz Shine in My Heart Mom!"~ble <3  I Miss You So Much!!"

This tribute was added by Brenda Eyler on 31st December 2013

"Happy 67th Birthday Mom!! I Love You Forever and Miss You so Deeply!! Happy New Year in Heaven!!! Hugz & SMilez Alwayz!!! :) <3"

This tribute was added by Byron Foreman Sr. on 25th December 2013

"Merry Christmas to your family and mine that are in Heaven on this Christmas Day, God  have Bless them all"

This tribute was added by Brenda Eyler on 24th December 2013

"Merry Christmas Mom!

It's that time of year again and I know how much you loved Christmastime.

You loved putting up the smell of a fresh cut tree and your white & blue glittery snowmen.

I miss you very much and life is not the same without you!

I know you are happy where you are in heaven with dad dancing! But I really wish you were here.

Merry Christmas in Heaven Mom and a Happy New Year!

I Love You Forever!! , Brenda <3"

This tribute was added by Brenda Eyler on 11th December 2013

""Reminiscing about You mom and thinking how much you loved me unconditionally and never judged me for the mistakes I've made in my life, You always supported my decisions no matter what it was. You were my best friend that I could rely on and confide in about anything and everything! I Miss You and Love You So Very much MOM!""

This tribute was added by Thomas John on 10th November 2013

"Brenda; I didn't know your mother but she sounds like a very lovely and beautiful women and if you are anything like you, I know that she much have to be a beautiful  beautiful lady, I know how much you must miss your mother because I miss my family members as well, may God bless you and your family"

This tribute was added by Brenda Eyler on 4th November 2013

"I Miss You So Very Much Mom!! <3"

This tribute was added by Brenda Eyler on 12th October 2013

"I Love You & Miss You So Much Mom! <3"

This tribute was added by Tim Wiles on 21st September 2013

"She Always had a kind word to lift up a person's spirit"

This tribute was added by Cheri Jenkins on 9th September 2013

"Shirley was a such a kind soul and you are right I never heard her say anything negative about anyone. Toward the end I didn`t get to see Shirley so much but I miss her just the same. You know though she didn`t live and die in vain because she has raised you girls to love and serve the Lord ! You are her Legacy."

This tribute was added by Brenda Eyler on 9th September 2013

"Mom, I will be forever grateful to God for Allowing YOU to be My Mom! I Can't Believe its Been 2 yrs Today since you've been in Heaven with Jesus!  I'm glad your not suffering anymore! I Miss You So Deeply and Will Always Love You Forever!  I'm Looking forward to seeing You again someday! <3"

This tribute was added by Shirley Harne on 9th September 2013

"Beautiful Lady inside and out. Kept the faith even when she was suffering. Great inspiration and blessed to have known such a Christian such as Shirley."

This tribute was added by Vicki Price on 9th September 2013

"Faith in God is how I would describe Shirley.  Never talked negative because she always believed she was in the hands of Jesus.  She was an encourager.  Even when she was sick, she would be interested in the problems of others rather than herself.  Actually, she always wanted to know what was going on in your life rather than talking about her life.  She always encouraged me."

This tribute was added by michelle kennedy on 9th September 2013

"Thinking of you and you your family,especially today.  You were a wonderful person inside and out.  I am so thankful for having you as my friend.  You showed the heart of a true Christian & Prayer Warrior.  Many lives were touched by your prayers and thoughtfulness.  You made me laugh at the little things you said and I cried watching you suffer.  I know you are happy now with Jesus."

This tribute was added by Mellanie Evans on 2nd September 2013

"Shirley definitely was a prayer warrior! It didn't matter where she was or who it was if she felt led to pray for someone she did! She lived the true example of being a Christian. Beautiful woman inside and out! I remember when I broke my wrist and she came to my house to help me out with chores. She brought me dinner which I appreciated so much and of course she prayed with me!!!  Miss u!"

This tribute was added by Brenda Eyler on 21st July 2013

"Mom, I was just reminded today of another thing you used to say that made everyone laugh, which you were really good at doing. "Physticated" another word you always I miss you so much! <3"

This tribute was added by Brenda Eyler on 27th June 2013

"Happy Anniversary Mom & Dad! I Love You Both and Miss You Sooo Very Much!! I Know You are Dancing Together in Heaven!  I Will Continue to Carry Your Light with Me Alwayz! <3"

This tribute was added by Brenda Eyler on 24th June 2013

"From: Leslie Gosh Brenda, I remember her so well from church. As a leader, teacher and a follower. She taught our Sunday school quite often. I cant nor could imagine losing her as a "mother". She was soo into you girls. You will see her again. She was an inspiration! And now, you have taken over."

This tribute was added by Brenda Eyler on 24th June 2013

"from: June You had a very loving mother and precious memories with her. It gets more tolerable, but the feeling of needing your mom never leaves - you just learn to cope. Hold on to the things she taught you - like to love Jesus - because He is the only one who can fill the void. sending you love"

This tribute was added by Brenda Eyler on 24th May 2013

"Thanks mom for wakin' me up yesterday mornin' ...I know you still speak to me in ways that I understand, your spirit and love lives on! I Love You and Miss You So Very Much! <3"

This tribute was added by Brenda Eyler on 12th May 2013

"HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY MOM! I Miss You more than words can even express!! Its just NOT the same without You here! :'(    I Love You So Much! <3"

This tribute was added by Brenda Eyler on 19th April 2013

"Mom, Nothing will separate the Love we share!! I Miss You and Love You Soooo Very Much!! <3"

This tribute was added by Brenda Eyler on 27th March 2013

"Thinkin' about you and wishin' you were still here Mom.  I'm really missin' you this Easter/Resurrection Season. I feel blessed though because my bday is on Easter this year. I love you forever and think about you all the time.  Happy Easter Mom! I know you are a lot better off than we are in heaven. <3"

This tribute was added by Kelli White on 15th March 2013

"Mrs. Ford was my neighbor when I was as a child. I always looked up to her knowing she was a Christian and the time she battled cancer (in her blood I think) and how she overcome that. I saw her as a prayer warrior as well and still remember vividly the day she come to our home and prayed for my mother who was dieing of cancer, 30 years ago. I am proud to have had her as a role model."

This tribute was added by Lori Wriston on 18th February 2013

"Shirley was a blessing to everyone around her.  I didn't know her real well, but what I did know of her, I liked very much.  I loved her smile, her encouragement, her kindness, and her love for her family and friends.  May her memory live forever in the hearts and minds of those she touched with Christ's love."

This tribute was added by Patricia McKinley on 14th February 2013

"Happy Valentines day mom! Thinking of you and remembering special memories on this day. Love you bunches! <3"

This tribute was added by Paula Bushman on 29th January 2013

"Shirley is greatly missed. She was a beautiful women inside and out. Her Love for our Saviour was so evident. I loved spending time with Shirley during our monthly wowws bible study at church and worshiping with her in church services. . Shirley was truly an encourager and a prayer warrior. I have been Blessed to have known here."

This tribute was added by Alicia Avila on 29th January 2013

oh where to start... I remember calling you when i was in pain you would pray for me. you loved your family deeply, you would have done anything for them. Every time i sit out on my porch. the past couple of days especially I've been thinking about you! I know you are sitting with me in spirit! I am so glad you saw me graduate! love u"

This tribute was added by Patricia McKinley on 29th January 2013

"You were the wind beneath my wings, my hero. You are greatly missed & I will forever love you mom. I wish I could just pick up the phone and call heaven to talk to you, but I know I can't. However I do know we will meet again one day in our Heavenly Home. So I light this candle in your memory and I just wanted you to know that you are thought of everyday and missed more than words can say."

This tribute was added by michelle kennedy on 20th January 2013

"Shirley was a wonderful friend & I was truly blessed to have known her.  She always had a kind word & could make you feel better even if she wasn't feeling well herself.  She was such an inspiration to me and made me want to be a better person.  God surely gained another Angel the day He took her home. Thanks for the memories Shirley, a few of them still make me chuckle to this day:)"

This tribute was added by Brenda Eyler on 19th January 2013

"My mom was the best mother and friend a girl could ever have. She was a living example of Christ's Love. She always put others before she did herself. She had a wonderful spirit and a contagious smile and laugh. Everywhere she went she was like a Lighthouse, an illuminating beacon of light, displaying the true love of Jesus to the lives of many. Her light will continue to shine. :)"

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