James Edward Ledford – obituary

by Jun 29, 2017OBITUARIES0 comments


James Edward Ledford, 51, of Cherokee, passed away on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at St. Joseph Hospital in Asheville.

James was a loving father and grandfather.  He was a loving father of five children.  He never let us down.  He always told us what was right from wrong.  Even though he only had five children, he took in more and they called him Daddy as well.  James was a Truck Driver.

He is survived by his wife, Minnie Ledford; his parents, Driver Pheasant Jr. and Lula Ann Ledford; his children, Mitchell Ledford, Mason Ledford, Robert Ledford, Nigel Ledford, and Kale-Nud Ledford Chavez; six grandchildren; brothers, Calloway Ledford (wife Martha), David Ledford (wife Patsy), and Wilson Sneed; sisters, Rose Sneed (husband Skipper), Christine Walkingstick, Velva Powell, Lora Powell, Nancy Jane Pheasant, Minda Pheasant, and Jackie Pheasant.

James was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Driver Pheasant Sr. and Nettie Pheasant; maternal grandparents, Mason Ledford and Lillian Ledford; sisters, Velma Lossiah and Arlene Watty; and one aunt, Nicey Rattler.

Visitation will be held on Friday, June 30 from 5-10pm at the Macedonia Baptist Church.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 1 at the Macedonia Baptist Church with Pastors Dan Conseen and James “Bo” Parris officiating.  Burial will follow at the Ledford Cemetery in the Snowbird community in Robbinsville.  Pallbearers will be Kirk Lossiah Jr., Chris Ledford, Josh Owl, Allen Ledford, Calloway Ledford, Jr. and other family and friends.

Long House Funeral Home is assisting the Ledford family.