The funeral services for conservative activist Hannah Leigh Ford have been announced. Hannah was an advocate for socially conservative causes and was well-known in legislative and political circles. She also worked for Roy Moore’s Senate campaign, Scott Dawson’s gubernatorial campaign and Andrew Sorrell’s state House campaign, among others.
Hannah had just turned 27 when she was killed in a Montgomery car accident on Jan. 17 after another motorist lost control of their vehicle, hitting Hannah and a third car.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 22, at Young Meadows Presbyterian Church in Montgomery. A service celebrating Hannah’s life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, also at Young Meadows. Graveside service will be held at Auburn Memorial Park Cemetery in Auburn on Sunday at 2 p.m. Seating will be limited on Saturday, but the Ford family would like to extend an invitation to all those who knew and loved Hannah. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Life On Wheels – Alabama.
Hannah is survived by her parents, Tom and Leigh Ford; siblings, Rebekah Ford Walton (and husband Ben), Maggie, Hayden, Priscilla, Elizabeth, Mary Virginia, Lydia Faith; grandparents: Mr. and Mrs. Larry Hubbard, and Martha Ford, wife of the late H.T. Ford Jr.; and many loved aunts, uncles and cousins. She was recently engaged to Winchester Hagans.
Hannah wrote a series of conservative columns for APR in 2016. Many people from the political world, as well as from the evangelical Christian world, knew Hannah.
Former State Rep. Blaine Galliher, a Republican, said: “She was a sweet and gracious person. Always a lady. She was passionate about what she believed in, and advocated for it in a professional manner. I always admired her spirit. She will be missed. I pray for her family, and her loved ones. May the Lord give them an abundance of Grace and Mercy during this most difficult time.”
Former State Rep. Mack Butler, R-Rainbow City, said: “She was always so nice and so smart.”
Kayla Moore, the president of the Foundation for Moral Law and the wife of former Chief Justice Roy Moore, said on social media: “Prayers please for my second family. Our hearts are broken at the loss on this earth of Hannah Ford, but we know that we know where she is now. The last words she spoke to me, ‘I can’t wait for Heaven!’”
“Our hearts are breaking on the news of Hannah Ford entering into eternity this past Sunday night,” said Rev. Scott Dawson. “We rejoice for her. We know what she is experiencing right now, but we grieve the loss. Not as the world grieves (without hope) but we do grieve.”
“We are lifting up her precious family at this time,” Dawson continued. “Hannah was a true bright light. She had a hard work ethic, gentle spirit and contagious personality. She inspired others to greatness. She loved purely, walked up rightly and lived passionately for Jesus. She is more alive now than ever before. I know she is in the presence of our Savior. CS Lewis says it best, ‘we are not a body with a soul, we are a soul in a body.’”