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Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Jessica Jo Ford
June 24, 1983 - September 23, 2022

Place of Birth: Frederic, WI
Residence: Williston, ND
Age: 39

Jessica Jo Ford, 39, of Williston, ND, passed away Friday, September 23, 2022 at the Trinity Health Center in Minot, ND.

Jessica was born on June 24th, 1983 to Scott & Marlene Nelson of Lewis, WI. She was baptized and confirmed at Lewis Memorial United Methodist Church. At the Lewis Church she met her soulmate, Brian Ford. Brian was visiting at his grandparents’ cabin when the couple met. His grandmother, Alice thought Jess would be good for him. They were married on January 21st, 2006 at the Siren Methodist Church. They resided in New Richmond, WI and Boyceville, WI before moving to Williston, ND.

While in Williston, she worked for a car dealership, DMV, and a medical spa before having to go on disability. All this time she was very active in the Williston Faith United Methodist Church. She became a lay speaker, officiated weddings, taught Sunday school, and was involved in the music department. At the time of her passing she was studying to become a Pastor.

She loved to travel with her husband Brian. They visited many places with her favorite being the trip to the Holy Land in Jerusalem. Jess was able to visit most of the Caribbean, Honduras, and many places in the U.S. She also enjoyed fishing, cooking, flowers, and gardening. While in North Dakota she was an excellent support to her husband in the oil fields. She was a Paw Mother to Princess, Chance, and Max who she loved dearly and spoiled greatly.

She was preceded in death by grandmother, Ethel Lane; grandfather, Charles Ford; grandmother, Jannette Schlosser; and aunt, Peggy Miller.

She is survived by husband, Brian Ford; parents, Scott & Marlene Nelson; siblings, Ann (Josh) Nelson, Nicole (Sampson) Richter; grandparents, Robert & Marie Nelson; and nephew, Michael Nelson.

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Jean Gustafson (Hastings, Minnesota)
Sep 25, 2022
My condolences to both Jess and Brian's families. I didn't know Jess that well but I know the pain of losing someone you love. She may be gone now but she will never be gone from your heart. May God help you lead the way.
Dave &Carol Hauser (Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin 54729)
Sep 27, 2022
Our hearts hurt for you on the loss of Jessica. We remember you both as a friendly young couple from Wi. Sharing your talents at Faith United Methodist Church. Jess sharing her love of Christ from her “box” at the pulpit ( No we wouldn’t have seen her without it!,) Loved your skill at the piano. Prayers for you and your family in this sad time.

Stacy Slapnicka
Sep 27, 2022
I am so very sorry about the loss of Jessica. We had many laughs together, both at Murphy Motors and at the DMV. She had such a wonderful spirit and will be missed immensely.
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