Mrs. Celia Mae Brandon Ford died on Wednesday, Nov. 18, at her residence at the age of 74.

Mrs. Ford was born in Halifax County on Jan. 31, 1947, to the late Willie Brandon and Martha Bowman Brandon. She was married to Donald Clay Ford Jr. and was a member of Greater Mayfield Apostolic Church. Celia was employed with Edmondson cleaners for 20 years.

Mrs. Ford is survived by her husband of 54 years, Donald Ford Jr; four children, Donna Ford, Tonya Miller (David), Tracey Dixon (Jerry) and Donald Ford III (Cookie); 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law; one nephew; and a host of nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one grandson, Nicholas Miller; three brothers, Willie Jr., Theodore and Curtis Brandon; and two sisters, Shirley Wells and Elizabeth Brandon.

Funeral services for Mrs. Celia Mae Brandon Ford will be held Tuesday, Nov. 23 at noon at Greater Mayfield Apostolic Church with Suffragan Bishop Bernard Wilkins, officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Monday from noon until 6 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home. Following COVID- 19 guidelines, a face mask and social distancing will be required.

Funeral services are provided by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.