Michelle Renee (Rollins) Eckford departed this life on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. She was born on April 26, 1966 in Fremont, Ohio to Constance (Price-Rollins) Johnson and LeRoy Rollins. She graduated from Fremont Ross High School in 1984.
Michelle married Jerardo Commodore Eckford, Jr. on June 3, 2006. Their union was blessed for eleven years, and he survives. Employed at Alkon Corporation for the past twenty years, she made many lasting friendships while being a supervisor.
Michelle took great pride in her family and friends. She especially received great joy in loving and spoiling her grandchildren. Whether it was hanging out on the front porch with family or friends, traveling, or just being “Chelle”, she was always the “Life” of the party. Her loving smile touched and brightened every person she came in contact with. Known for not holding back punches, Michelle “Absolutely” spoke her mind! You either listened or if you didn’t, she’d continue until you “Got It”!
She leaves to mourn her loving husband, Jerardo, Sr; her children, Tiela Jones, Johnquay Liggins, and Jerardo Eckford, Jr.; step-children, Oashia Eckford and Trevion Martin all of Fremont, OH; parents Connie Johnson, of Fremont, and Leroy Rollins of Cleveland, OH;
father-in-law, Howard (Ruby) Eckford of Marks, MS and mother-in-law, Katie Smith of Batesville, MS; Siblings Claudia (Jodie) Price of Cincinnati, OH, Troy and Rachel Rollins of Fremont, OH, Jennifer Rollins of Columbus, OH, and Tangela Lindsay-Gray of Cleveland, OH; brothers-in-law, Marvin Eckford of Marks, MS, Howard (Amber) Eckford of Findlay, OH. and sister-in-law, Marietta Eckford of St. Paul MN; her loving grandchildren Tearney Hardin, Daleon Sloan, Jalayah Liggins, Johnquay Liggins, Jr., and Jasbrielle Liggins. Special friend Laurice Hicks and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by great grandparents, Henry and Idell Sewell; grandparents, Claude and Johnnie Mae Price; and brother Damon Thomas.
Visitation: Tuesday from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E. State St, Fremont, OH.
Service: Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 12:00 pm at Greater St. James Church of God in Christ, with one hour of visitation at the church prior to the service, 629 Sixth St, Fremont, with Dr. Pat McKinstry officiating.
Burial: Greenlawn Memory Gardens, Clyde, OH
Memorials: To the family care/of Tiela Jones.