Jill grew up in Corinth, Mississippi, in a large family with four brothers. This unique environment required her to develop good negotiation skills at an early age. Whether raising two sons, navigating a 33 year marriage, or closing a difficult real estate transaction, she has used negotiation skills to successfully achieve the right outcome. She understands the importance of finding common ground, even among those with whom she doesn't agree. During the past 30 plus years, Jill has lived in District 73 of Madison County, serving her family and community as a room mom, real estate broker, board member, Life Group teacher and doting grandmother. She is driven to excellence in everything she does. Jill is using her skills and experience to serve the voters of District 73.
Meet The Ford Family
Mike Ford. What can I say? He’s more than just a pretty face. Yes, he’s my man. And I sometimes fondly refer to him as my “Mr. Delta Raider” and “Mr. Millsaps Major” because others knew he was worthy of those titles even before I came into the picture. Mike grew up in the small town of Marks, Mississippi, in the Delta. He is the smartest man I know. Not just because he married me. Nope. But because he has common sense and is loaded with book sense. He graduated top of his class at Delta Academy being awarded star student and just about every other award known to man, and then graduated with honors from Millsaps College. My husband is my rockstar. Even if I don’t agree with his taste in clothing - somebody else please tell him that pleated slacks are out of style and that the inexpensive jeans at Tractor Supply Store are not in style nor probably ever will be. And that it is it okay to have more than just a couple pair of shoes in your closet at one time. Did I mention he is an accountant and has taught me what the word conservative means? He works hard for our family. Gets up early to go to his job and comes home late. He is a good provider. And a hard worker. I can proudly say I have never regretted talking him into marrying me 33 years ago. He is the love of my life, and I thank him daily for loving me so well. He is my biggest fan. #TeamJill73
Elizabeth & Patton
Patton, our oldest son, graduated from St. Andrews Episcopal School in 2009, and immediately went to University of Mississippi where he received his English degree. After graduating college, he spent a semester in Haiti, like his younger brother, working as a missionary with But God Ministries. He returned to the states with a passion to learn the trade of plumbing with the intent of one day owning his own business. He enrolled in Hinds and received his plumbing degree. Patton now owns Ford Plumbing & Gas. He married Elizabeth Stephens Ford, daughter of Peggy and Hugh Stephens of Memphis, and they now have a son named, Taft, and are twins, Louise and Patton III. Elizabeth is a CPA with Horne in Ridgeland. They live in Madison and attend Broadmoor Baptist Church where Patton serves as a Deacon. Elizabeth grew up in Memphis, Tennessee, attended St. Mary’s Episcopal School and graduated from University of Mississippi.
Thank you, Elizabeth, for being the perfect answer to our prayers for Patton's spouse. And being so, so, very easy to love. From one Mrs. Ford to another, own your man with every ounce of your being!
Patton & Louise Ford
Leyna & Crockett
Upon graduating from Madison Central High School in 2013, our youngest son, Crockett, moved to Haiti to work as a missionary with But God Ministries for a semester before entering college. Upon returning to the states, he enrolled at Mississippi State where he fell in love with Leyna Hendley, daughter of Mariland and Brian Hendley, and took her as his bride in September 2017. They now reside in Madison and just recently welcomed their baby girl, Savannah Emory, into the world. Leyna works at Grantham Poole in Ridgeland as a CPA, and Crockett works with his brother, Patton, at Ford Plumbing & Gas. Following in Patton's footsteps, Crockett also received his plumbing degree from Hinds and is now on track to soon become a master plumber. Crockett and Leyna attend Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Jackson. Leyna grew up in Madison, attended Madison Central High School and graduated from Mississippi State University.
Thank you, Leyna, for being the perfect answer to our prayers for Crockett's spouse. And being so, so, very easy to love. From one Mrs. Ford to another, own your man with every ounce of your being!