Cecilia English Ford, affectionately known as “Babae” to family and friends, passed away on March 3, 2018, at the age of 90.
Babae was a resident of Covington, LA, since Hurricane Katrina. She previously resided in Arabi, LA, where she and her beloved, late husband of 55 years, Hugh J. Ford, raised their three daughters, Cheryl Cado (Anthony), Sandra Wright (Allen) and Pamela Cuccia (Timmy Lamarque). Babae was born in New Orleans as the youngest of six children to the late Cecilia Collignon and August English. Sister of the late Evelyn Goessling, Elsie Spiehler, Lloyd English, Beryl Lacoste, and Joyce Schurr. Maw-Maw Babae was the devoted grandmother of Christi Vallee (Ryan), Blake Cado (Allison) and Bruce Cuccia. Great-grandmother to Mayci, Caden, Jac, Braxton, and Sam. She also leaves behind a host of nieces and nephews to cherish her memory.
The family would also like to thank Forest Manor Nursing Home and St. Catherine’s Hospice for their love and compassion while in their care.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a visitation and mass of remembrance on Thursday, March 8, 2018, at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church, 2320 Paris Road, Chalmette, LA. Visitation will be at 11:00 AM with Mass to follow at 1:30 PM. Interment to follow at St. Bernard Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at alz.org.
To sign the online guest register, please visit www.greenwoodfuneralhome.net.