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Geneva Ann Sowell Ford

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Geneva Ann Sowell Ford, age 66, passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at her residence in Porter Springs. Geneva was born August 12, 1952 in Waco, Texas to parents, Oran Angrus Sowell and Anita Lantrip Sowell. She travelled and lived in numerous locations around the world with her husband’s work, including Dubai, Republic of Georgia, and Turkey. Geneva never attended university until she was 42 and decided to obtain an Accounting degree, graduating Summa Cum Laude with that degree 6 years later. Geneva started an embroidery business, Sew What? in Crockett and was an accomplished artist. She was a devout Christian her whole life accepting Christ as Savior at the age of 5 and remained very strong in her faith. A devoted wife, loving mother, and incredible grandmother being the center of her family.

Geneva is survived by her husband of 43 years, Erin Ford of Porter Springs; daughters, Tara Etheredge and husband, Luke II of Llano, TX, Leigh Erin Siber and husband, Kirk of Lufkin, TX, April Cereijo and husband, Jorge of Irvine, CA; grandchildren, Luke Etheredge III, Grace Etheredge, Margaret Siber, Abigail Siber, Nathaniel Siber, Olivia Siber, Gabriel Siber, Jorge Cereijo; sisters, Diana Selby and husband, Mike of Alvin, Donna Welborn and husband, Ronny of Cameron; brothers, Charlie Sowell and wife, Emmy of Corsicana, Gary Sowell of Corsicana. She is preceded in death by her father, Oran Sowell; mother, Anita Lantrip Sowell.

Funeral services for Geneva Ann Sowell Ford will be held Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at First Christian Church with Dr. Tim Allen and Rev. Leon Wallace officiating. Interment will follow in the Porter Springs Cemetery. Family will receive friends for visitation Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 the Callaway-Allee Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Gathering Ministry c/o First Christian Church, 200 Gordon Dr., Crockett, TX  75835**(see below) or Houston County Cancer Support Group, c/o Pioneer Bank, 1265 E. Loop 304, Crockett, Texas 75835


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  1. We morn Geneva’s passing and will be holding all of you in our hearts and in our thoughts. Tom and Samye Johnson, San Augustine County

  2. Tara, Leigh, April and Erin: You were blessed with a precious mother and wife. I am proud to call her my friend. She was kind and so talented in many ways.
    You girls got her talent for art! She was a light in this world and she will be missed. You are all in my prayers!

  3. Mike and I send our sincere condolences. We are praying for all of you.

  4. Geneva always had a beautiful smile every time I saw her. A lovely lady with a kind heart. Praying for her family. So sorry .

  5. Dear Erin and Family, So sad for the loss of your wonderful lady. I know God will bless you with warm and happy memories and you will find comfort that she is no longer suffering. She was so delightful, greeting everyone with a smile
    that you knew was sincere.You are in our prayers. Warren and Pat Dickey Taylor

  6. Erin , Sincere condolences from both of us. All of you will be in our prayers. God Bless

  7. Our prayers are with you Erin and your family.

  8. Erin, I was so very sorry to hear of the loss of your wife. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this hard time.

  9. This is such sad news. You all are in my thoughts and prayers Geneva was such a beautiful and talented child of God. Blessings,
    Lynda Jones

  10. Please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of your wife. May you always hold fond memories of your time together.

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