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DSU flag to fly at half staff in honor of Tiara Shavon Ford

By December 1, 2023

The Delta State University flag will fly at half-staff through sunset on Sunday, December 3, in memory of Delta State alumna Tiara Shavon Ford of Cleveland, Mississippi. Ford passed away on November 23, 2023. She was 30

Tiara Shavon Ford was born on January 31, 1993 in Indianola, Mississippi.

After graduating from Gentry High School, in an effort to explore new territory, she took her faith and enrolled in college with aspirations to work with children. She began her studies at Mississippi State University, and in 2016, she received her bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Psychology from Delta State University. In lieu of career advancement, Tiara got her first job in the Cleveland School District as a teacher’s assistant at H.M. Nailor Elementary School.

Tiara was named H.M. Nailor’s Paraprofessional of the Year. She started graduate courses in hopes of receiving her Master’s of Education in School Counseling from Delta State University. Her highest achievement thus far was the induction into a national honor society, Delta Sigma Upsilon of Chi Sigma Iota.

Visitation services will be held on Friday, December 1, 2023, from 3:30 PM -5:30 PM at Seals Funeral Services located at 511 S. Davis Avenue in Cleveland, MS. The funeral service will follow on Saturday, December 2, at 11:00 AM at the Greater New Kingdom M.B. Church located at 608 Glassco Street, inCleveland.

The online guest register may be viewed and signed HERE.