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Evelyn Marie Ledford

April 15, 1952 — May 1, 2021

Evelyn Marie Ledford, 69, of Benton, passed away peacefully on May 1, 2021 surrounded by her beloved family.  She was a member of Pine Ridge Baptist Church and was an avid collector of various items.  Evelyn loved spending time with her family and friends.

Ms. Ledford was born on April 15, 1952 in Turtletown to the late Amos and Juanita Womble Miller.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leon Ledford; son, David Ledford; siblings, Janice Parks, Danny Miller, and Jackie Miller; brother-in-law, Frank Ledford; niece, Tracy Wilson.

Survivors include her loving daughter, Leonna “Ann” Emerson; grandchildren, Labron Harrold, Daniel Harrold (Samantha Banks) and Joshua Emerson (Angel Jackson); great-grandson, Labron Xavier Harrold; siblings, Ellen (John) Grizzel, Ronnie (Calla Mae) Miller, and Cecil (Pat) Miller.  Several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends also survive.

A Celebration of Life service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 in the chapel of Higgins Funeral Home with Pastor Homer Roberts and Reverend James Guinn officiating.  Interment will follow at Smyrna Baptist Church Cemetery with Labron Harrold, Daniel Harrold, Joshua Emerson, Cody Caputo, Anthony Caputo, and Caleb Cherry serving as pallbearers.

Her family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m.  – 7:00 p.m. on Monday, May 3, 2021 and from 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, prior to the service at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.HigginsFuneral.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Higgins Funeral Home of Benton.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Evelyn Marie Ledford, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Monday, May 3, 2021

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Higgins Funeral Home

6439 US-411, Benton, TN 37307

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Visitation

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

10:30 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Higgins Funeral Home

6439 US-411, Benton, TN 37307

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Celebration of Life

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Higgins Funeral Home

6439 US-411, Benton, TN 37307

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Interment

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Smyrna Baptist Church Cemetery

209 Smyrna Rd, Ocoee, TN 37361

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