On Saturday morning, October 10, 2020, in the arms of her loving son and devoted husband, Reverend Lakisha Juanita Ford Hannah had served her purpose -driven life and answered the ultimate call while transitioning into eternal rest. Kisha, 43, was the only child and pride and joy of Reverend Lawrence and First Lady Brenda Ford. She grew up in a Christian home with loving parents who instilled a legacy of faith and taught her the word of God. Kisha accepted Christ as her personal savior at an early age. Kisha and her dad were baptized together in the Drake's pond in Blenheim, SC. She grew up and became a faithful member of Cedar Fall Missionary Baptist Church. Kisha attended Marlboro County public schools and graduated from Marlboro County High School Class of 1995. After high school, Kisha attended Morris College in Sumter, SC and Northeastern Technical College in Cheraw, SC. She was able to earn her certificate to be a certified nursing assistant as well as certification in phlebotomy. These were both skills that she used because she loved to help people. Kisha also held jobs at: Sandhills Hospital, Carolinas Hospital, Care South Carolina, Mcleod Hospital, Lab Corp, Evans Corrections Institution, Pizza Hut, and Willamette Industries as a college temp. While at Willamette Industries, she met and fell in love with her husband Deacon Lee K. Hannah Jr. On September 2, 2000 Kisha and Lee were united in Holy matrimony and along the way was blessed with a precious son, Lee "Kirby" Hannah Ill. Kisha would later move her membership to Greater St. James Missionary Baptist Church to unite her family together. There at Greater St. James, she received God's calling to preach, teach, and evangelize under the leadership of Pastor James E. Smith. Kisha believed in her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and wanted everybody to be saved. One of her favorite sections of the Bible was the book of Psalms.
She later made the decision to go support her dad's ministries at New Pee Dee Missionary Church and finally at Little Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Throughout her movement of churches, she became more elevated toward God and doing His work. Kisha was able to be a true servant of God, was able to spread God's word, was able to help so many people on her journey along the way, and allowed the Lord to use her for his purpose of saving lives.
Kisha will be deeply missed, but never forgotten. Left to cherish her loving memories are: her husband Deacon Lee K. Hannah Jr, their son Lee "Kirby" Hannah Ill, her parents Reverend Lawrence and First Lady Brenda P. Ford, her grandmother Ms. Edith Townsend, her sisters-in-laws that she considered sisters Yolanda Hannah Davis and Tasha M. Hannah, her aunts Betty Jean Peterkin, Cassandra (Levi) P. Owens, Pastor Mildred (Deacon Charles) Brown, Laura (Isaiah) Isaiah, Judy (Deacon Dean) Fullard, Brenda (James) Lambert, Helen (Edward) Alexander, and Shirley Covington, her uncles Timmy (Annie Ruth) Peterkin and Reverend Willie Ford Jr., her cousin that she considered a little brother Tim M. Peterkin, special cousin Charles (Mary) Peterkin, God mother Catherine Gregg, God daughter Sha-Nautica Williams, several grand aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and extended family. Two spiritual mothers, Reverend Patricia (John) Murray, and Reverend Kimberly (Julious) Mason. Adopted grandfather Deacon James Fuller.
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