Clara Estelle (Hassell) Ford

December 4, 1942 ~ May 30, 2021 (age 78)

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It is with sincere sadness that the Horton’s Funeral Home Family announces the earthly transition of Mrs. Clara Estelle Hassell Ford peacefully answered the Master's call on Sunday May 30,2021 at Elizabeth City Health and Rehabilitation surrounded by her loving family.

Moments have been etched in time for family and friends to pay homage to Mother Ford on Friday June 4,2021 at 1pm, where the Celebration of Life Service will be called to order in the Chapel of Horton’s Funeral Home and Cremations with Rev. Dr. William Sawyer, Officiating.  Viewing and Visitation will take place at the funeral home Thursday June 3,2021 from 6-8pm. Immediately following the services in the Chapel Mrs. Fords’s earthen vessel along with her cherished family will be escorted to Beaver Hill Cemetery for Committal Rites. As hard as it will be for Mother Ford’s loved ones to depart without her, God our Heavenly Father promised to give peace that will surpass all of our understanding even in the midst of grief and sorrow. The hymnologist said it best... when he put pen to parchment writing.... “We’ll understand it better all by and by.”

Surviving to cherish her memories are her four children Dennis Leon Hassell of Edenton, NC, Sandra Ford Cofield (John) of Hertford, NC, Roger Everette Ford (Felicia) of Edenton, NC and Marvin Ray Ford of Durham, NC. Nine grandchildren Deidra Welch (Gerald), LaToyia Williams (Sharray), Ashley Lowder, Cedric Cunningham Jr., Rogerick Williams, DaQuan Ford, Kathy Ford, Karika Palmer, and Zaniya Ford along with 12 great grandchildren and only surviving sibling her brother Daniel Hassell.

Guests are being received at the residence located at 515 Belvidere Road Hertford, NC where they will also assemble in preparation for the Prestigious Horton Ebony Motorcade.

The professionals at Horton’s Funeral Home and Cremations are accommodating each request and personal desire of the Ford and connected families.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Clara Estelle (Hassell) Ford, please visit our floral store.


June 3, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Horton's Funeral Home and Cremations
509 Dobbs St
Hertford, NC 27944

Celebration of Life
June 4, 2021

1:00 PM
Horton's Funeral Home and Cremations
509 Dobbs St
Hertford, NC 27944

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