JoAnn Ford Roberts, 84, of Fountain Hill, died March 7, 2022, at the Hospice Comfort Care in Little Rock.

She was a native of Ashley County, a resident of Fountain Hill for most of her life and a resident of Little Rock for the past year and a half.

Mrs. Roberts graduated at the top of her class in 1955 from Fountain Hill High School and was honored to represent her class as valedictorian. She was a bank teller at Farmers Bank for 26 years and a member of the Fountain Hill First Baptist Church. She loved cooking, reading, and socializing.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Alvin Leon Roberts in 2011; her father, Otto Ford in 1996 and two brothers, Wayne Ford and Lloyd Ford.

She is survived by her mother, Dorothy Farmer Ford; a sister, Carolyn Ford, both of Little Rock; a brother, Charles Ford and wife, Joyce, of Hamburg and a host of nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, March 9, at 2 p.m. at the Promise Land Cemetery with Bro. Bill Elton officiating. Visitation will Wednesday from 1:30 p.m. until 2 p.m. at the cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2222 Cottondale Lane #310, Little Rock, AR 72202.