Thursday, May 5, 2016

"Lady Bug" Ledford

Audra M. "Lady Bug" Ledford, 83, of Poteau, OK passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2016 in Ft. Smith, AR.  Audra was born March 5, 1933 in Rock Island, OK to John & Minnie (O'Neal) Brown.  She worked in Home Healthcare and she was a Minister of the Gospel.  She sewed a lot of seeds for the kingdom of God. Audra loved to sew.  She loved the Lord and would go to church every night if she could.  She loved her family - which included everyone she met. She would do anything for anyone no matter how much or how far.  She and Mitchell were married November 10, 1951 and she was the best lady he has ever known.  Audra was preceded in death by her parents; son, John Ledford; daughters, Paula Ledford & Peggy Tyler;  granddaughter, Audra Joyce Grace; brothers, Charlie, Hubert, Nealy, Eun, Leonard & Johnny Brown.

Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Mitchell Ledford of the home; daughters, Jowanda (William) Grace,  Gridley, IL, Jennifer Waggoner, Tulsa, OK;
grandchildren, John  (Aliceia) Grace, Tulsa, Joshua Grace, Streator, IL, Haley Grace, Round Rock, TX, Tresten (Brandy) Ledford,  Poteau, OK, Katelyn Waggoner,  Tulsa;     7 great grandchildren; brothers, Orville Brown,  Ft. Smith, AR, Paul Brown,  Congerville, IL; twin sister, Edra (Guy)Taylor, Rock Island, OK; other relatives, loved ones, friends.

Services will be 10 am, Saturday, May 7, 2016 at Shepherd's Heart Church, Poteau, OK with Rev. Clyde Hess officiating.  Interment will follow in New Hope Cemetery, Spiro, OK.  Pallbearers will be John Grace, Joshua Grace, Testen Ledford, Keith Ledford, Jim Brown, Justin Ward.  Honorary pallbearer will be Ollie Lagrand.

The family will be at the funeral home on Friday evening from 6-8 pm to visit with relatives & friends.

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