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Lilly Nell Ledford

March 2, 1928 — February 24, 2023

Lilly Nell Ledford
Lilly Nell (Oliver) Ledford born March 2, 1928, Died February 24, 2023.

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, February 28, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves. Burial will follow at Oak Bluff Cemetery in Port Neches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday, February 27, 2023, at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves.

Lilly was one of eleven children. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1947, married the love of her life James Robert Ledford Sr. on July 1, 1950. They were married for sixty-two years at the time of James death. She started working at a grocery store delivering groceries on a bicycle and later worked her way up to office manager. She later took in sewing for the public but always was happy making clothes for the family. Later after the kids were in high school, she went back to work managing the bakery at Howard’s Food Center. She retired after twenty years as the bakery manager and master cake decorator certification. She and James loved to go camping and fishing and in the later years going to the Casino’s it was the highlight of the week. Raising her children was the most important job of her life. She and James believed if their kids weren’t allowed to go somewhere they wouldn’t go either. Together they raised four children, eight grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, and two great-great-granddaughters. She loved taking a five-generation picture.

She was preceded in death by her husband Captain James Robert Ledford Sr, her parents, Dallas, and Anna Oliver, her in laws, Rudolph and Gladsy Ledford, seven siblings, Johnny, Cleve, Dallas and Marion Oliver, Alda Glaze, Irma Bell Oliver and Anna Cricket Johnson.

She is survived by three of her siblings, Marie Woods, Shirley Wallace, and Vernon Oliver, her children, James R. Ledford Jr. of Sour Lake, TX; Anna Breaux and husband Dennis of Port Arthur, TX; Theresa Marilyn Dutton and husband Timothy of Buffalo, TX; Michael E. Ledford and wife Cara of Groves, TX; and a very special nephew, John (Buddy) Oliver and his wife Dodie and their children, and a host of nieces and nephews.
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Monday, February 27, 2023

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

Levingston Funeral Home - Groves

5601 39th Street, Groves, TX 77619

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Service

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Levingston Funeral Home - Groves

5601 39th Street, Groves, TX 77619

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