Quinon Ray Ford

A celebration of life for Quinon Ray “Papa Q” Ford will be held at Christ Church, West Monroe, on Saturday, February 9 at 2 p.m. with Pastor Ottis Lenoir officiating and a welcome from Roy Baas. Visitation will precede the service at Christ Church at 12 noon.

Quinon was born on February 17, 1942 in Wallace Ridge Community, Catahoula parish, to R.L. and Ruby Parker Ford. He graduated Block High School and moved to Monroe, where he attended NLU and began his lifelong career as an independent grocer, founding a family business that has spanned two generations and 45 years. He was an active member of Christ Church, West Monroe, and instrumental in the formation of a thriving Celebrate Recovery Community. His love of family extended to not only his immediate relatives and extended family, but also to his grocery store family, church family, and recovery family. When he was not devoting time to his families or volunteering in the community, he could be found in the great outdoors enjoying hunting, fishing, and especially his hidden talent as an amateur/ professional landscaper.

He is preceded in death by his father, R.L. Ford, his mother Ruby Parker Ford, his sister Elvenia Ford, and brothers Ernest and Les Ford.

Left to cherish his memory are sisters Doris and Judy; daughters Angie, Katie, Erin, Misty, and Kristin Lee; sons Patrick, Michael, and Ryan; His beloved grandchildren, all proud to call him “Papa Q”: granddaughters Ella and Mazy; grandsons, Dustin, Tony, Jackson, Liam, Noah, and Nick; and his newest namesake, great granddaughter Lillian Rae; beloved nephew Jimmy and nieces, nephews, and friends too many to count.

The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston, Dr. Michael Hayward, Dr. Scott Barron, Pilots for Patients, and Louisiana Hospice for their steadfast attention to care. A very special thank you to lifelong family friend, Jessie Moore, for his many years of loyalty and devotion to our beloved Father.

In lieu of flowers the family asks donations to be made to Fresh Start of Winnsboro and Rays of Sonshine, Monroe.

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John Thomas Sanderson

Funeral Services for John Thomas Sanderson, 56, of Waterproof, are incomplete at this time under the direction of Young's Funeral Home.  

Mr. Sanderson passed away Monday, Feb. 4, 2019 in New Jersey. 

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Frances McNeely Melton

Funeral services for Frances McNeely Melton, 72,  of  Jonesville, were held Saturday February 2, 2019 at Mayna Church of God with  Bro. Lloyd Trisler and granddaughters, Monica Smith and Anna Heaven Smith officiating. Internment followed at Palo Alto Cemetery under the direction of Young's Funeral Home, Jonesville.

Frances McNeely Melton was born on Tuesday, December 31, 1946 in Jonesville and passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at Riverland Medical Center in Ferriday.  

Preceded in death by husband, Fred L. Melton; her parents, Annie Mae Pecanty McNeely and Scott Jackson McNeely, Sr.; brother, Donald McNeely; nephew, Scottie McNeely and step-son Butch Melton. 

Frances is survived by son, Ricky Reynolds of Monterey; daughter, Debra French and husband Jeff of Monterey; two step-sons; six grandchildren, RJ Reynolds, Marty Reynolds, Grant Reynolds, Monica Smith, Anna Heaven Smith and Brennan Melton; three brothers, Jackie McNeely and wife Lois, Glenn McNeely and wife Brenda and W.F. McNeely and wife Debra; sister Faye Ford and husband Buster; and very best friend Judy Jackson. She is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Pallbearers were Jeff French, Buster Ford, Andy Smith, Andrew Walter, Tony McNeely and Kevin Trisler.

To leave an online condolence visit www.youngsfh.com.

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