Life Reflections of Annie Bell Stromile
Annie Bell (Ann) Ford Stromile was born on July 13, 1931 in Plain Dealing, LA to Deacon Wilbur and Curtis (Hinton) Ford. She was the third child of fifteen children. Both parents and thirteen siblings preceded her in death.
Ann accepted Christ at an early age and joined the Israelite Missionary Baptist Church where she remained a faithful member until her health failed. She attended worship service and Sunday school faithfully every Sunday. She was President of the Mission Department for over 25 years. She also served as the Chairperson of the pastor's Aide Committee for numerous years. Ann sang in the choir singing praises to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. "Jesus is on the Main Line" and 'This Little Light of Mine" were her favorite songs. She was a member of the "Fellowship Community Mission" for over 25 years where they met monthly, had prayer meeting, bible study and a potluck dinner. Ann loved working in the church and serving the Lord. Ann loved people and she lived her life to the fullest.
Ann was educated in the Bossier Parish School Training school system and completed the 11th grade. She graduated high school in Long Beach, CA. Ann retired from Summerfield Manufacturing in Vivan, LA. After retiring she had to keep busy, therefore she became a domestic worker in Plain Dealing. She loved to cook and bake and was always sending or taking food to those in need. Ann did whatever she could to help someone along the way.
She was joined in Holy Matrimony to Bro. Doyle Stromile. They were happily married for over 60 years. This union was blessed with three sons. her husband Doyle along with two sons, Phil and Stacy preceded her in death.
She leaves to cherish her memory a loving and devoted son and daughter-in-law, Ted and Beverly Stromile of Shreveport, LA. One loving and devoted brother and wife, Wylie and Edwina Ford of Plain Dealing, LA. Daughter-in-law, Ozelle Stromile of Palin dealing, La. Four siter-in-laws: Mary (Harry) Haywood of Carson, CA., Mary Joyce Ford of San Pedro, CA., Nola Ford of Orange Park, FL., Liz Ford of Phoenix, Az and Sherrie Ford of Kansas City, MO. Ten grandchildren, twenty-six great-grands and one great-great granddaughter. A host of special nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and dear friends whom will greatly miss her
PLAIN DEALING, LA
John 14:1-4 Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father's house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going."