Patricia Reidy Ford

December 28, 1929, June 30, 2019

Patricia Reidy Ford

Patricia Reidy Ford, 89, of Beaumont, died Sunday, June 30, 2019. She was born on December 28, 1929, in Beaumont, to Josephine Marguerite Bruhweiler and John Thomas Reidy. 

Survivors include her son, Watt Ford and his wife, Jennifer, of Beaumont; daughters, Catharine Sonnenberg and her husband, John, of Austin; Ann Shorts and her husband, Will, of Fannett; Patricia Nantz and her husband, Bob, of Beaumont; Jean Elrod and her husband, Danny, of Hamshire; daughters-in-law, Lisa Ford, of Beaumont; and Michea Ford, of Hamshire; thirteen grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren; many family friends.

Mrs. Ford is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Watt Ford; and sons, Scott Ford and John Ford.

The family would like to extend a special Thank You for the exceptional care shown to Mrs. Ford by Montebello Home Care, CIMA Hospice, and, Judy Pugh, Dora Ellis, Tamika Johnson, and Bertha Fletcher. 

A Rosary for Mrs. Ford will be recited at 5:00 p.m., with a gathering to follow until 8:00 p.m., Friday, July 5, 2019, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 6, 2019, at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 6825 Gladys, Beaumont, with her interment to follow at Haven of Rest Cemetery, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions for Mrs. Ford may be made to St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 6825 Gladys, Beaumont, Texas 77706 or Garth House, 1895 McFaddin, Beaumont, Texas 77701.


Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Avenue
2000 Mcfaddin Avenue Beaumont, TX 77701
Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Ave.
2000 Mcfaddin Street Beaumont, TX 77701
Friday, July 05, 2019
5:00 p.m.
A Gathering of Mrs. Ford's Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Ave.
2000 Mcfaddin Avenue Beaumont, TX 77701
Friday, July 05, 2019
5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial
St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church
6825 Gladys Beaumont, TX 77706
Saturday, July 06, 2019
10:30 a.m.
Haven of Rest Cemetery - Beaumont
Hwy 90 West At Greenpond Road Beaumont Texas 77713

Comments (17)

  • Connie Martinez

    15 July 2019 at 14:13 | #

    We will miss her dearly. She was a very kind-hearted neighbor and it was always refreshing to speak with her. May the memories of all the good times and God’s love bring comfort to her family.


  • Sulyn Hale

    13 July 2019 at 14:46 | #

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all,
    Ms. Pat was such a beautiful person, may her soul rest in peace. Love always, Sulyn


  • Stephanie Serio Roberts

    09 July 2019 at 01:11 | #

    So sorry to learn of the loss of your sweet mother. You and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers. May she Rest In Peace.


  • Velvet Kaspar

    08 July 2019 at 09:14 | #

    What an amazing lady with a heart of pure gold! She is such an inspiration to me, strong yet gentle and loyal to her family. I will never forget her ❤️ my sincere condolences to the family. I really enjoyed the slide show since I wasn't able to attend. A beautiful tribute to a beautiful life!


  • Kathryn Malley Hinojosa

    06 July 2019 at 02:47 | #

    Prayers to the Family of Pat. What a wonderful Lady and I Thank God for knowing one of the most beautiful Lady that I have ever know. I will truly miss her loving smile, kind works and how she talked about her family and the love she had for them. May God wrap his arms around the family as you go through this most difficult time. Pat and Watt were truly loving parents and a role model for all of them. All of you are in my prayers and thoughts.


  • Sandra Fertitta

    05 July 2019 at 00:57 | #

    I am so sorry for your loss! I have fond memories of both your mom and dad at the Etheridge Farm! Prayers of the family.


  • James and Barbara Broussard

    04 July 2019 at 02:40 | #

    Although we are out of the country, be assured our prayers are with your family


  • Pam Broussard Shelander

    03 July 2019 at 20:05 | #

    Mrs. Ford was such a lovely lady. I first met her when I was a young girl and a student at The Sproule School of Dance. Our paths continued to intertwine through my college years and into my adulthood. She helped me so much when I had my own dance school. She was so talented with costuming. Prayers for Catharine, Ann, and the rest of Mrs. Ford’s family and loved ones.


  • Michelle Trevino

    03 July 2019 at 18:01 | #

    Patricia, I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. The few times I was blessed to be around her she was always so kind, sweet, smiling and happy. Your mother was so creative, talented and always ready to lend a helping hand. I am so thankful that she and my mother ( Karen Tucker) met in Spindletop Stitchers and became friends. Please know she will be thought of often.
    God Bless you and your family.


  • Tina Lombardo

    03 July 2019 at 11:54 | #

    Pat was one of the sweetest ladies I have ever met. She always had a smile on her face, and was so happy to see everyone. She will truly be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Ford family.


  • Tamika R Johnson

    03 July 2019 at 00:47 | #

    I will always remember MiMi's beautiful smile. She was such a sweet lady . MiMi will truly be missed. My sincerest condolences to family.



    02 July 2019 at 15:54 | #

    Dear Watt and Family:
    I was saddened to hear of the passing of your mother. May God's grace and mercy bring you and your family peace during this time of loss and grieving.
    Love and blessings,
    Brian R McGee and Family


  • Doug DuBois, Jr.

    02 July 2019 at 15:21 | #

    Our family has such great memories of growing up in Beaumont with the Ford family and a home full of love. Doug DuBois, Jr. and Denise DuBois Maurer


  • Ann McDonald

    02 July 2019 at 13:18 | #

    Very glad my life crossed paths with Mrs Ford. Many happy fond memories. . Hours spent creating beautiful ballet costumes and traveling to Houston to see the Houston Ballet . The friendship she and Watt had with my parents was so special. May the peace of Christ be with her and her family at this difficult time. Love to all the Ford’s ?


  • Terry King Family

    02 July 2019 at 03:25 | #

    Always had a welcoming smile, always made you feel you were part of the family., And always showed love to everyone. We will never forget our Mimi Pat Ford..


  • Sam J., Jr. & Mary Serio

    02 July 2019 at 00:59 | #

    Watt, sorry to hear about your mother. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. I guess our parents are attending Newman Cluc meetings in heaven now !


  • Helda harmon

    01 July 2019 at 23:08 | #

    Mimi you were like a mother to me I will truly miss you I know will be looking down on us so you rest well and I’ll see you when I get there


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