Leta Armstrong was born August 28, 1933 to the late Dick and Irene (Bullard) Ford at Kermit. The family relocated to Iraan while she was still an infant. Leta adopted her two children, Glen and Lisa. Spending much of her adult life in Midland, Leta worked for the Levi Strauss Company and faithfully attended the First United Pentecostal Church. In life, her passion was caring for her grandchildren while also helping other parents with their little ones. She cared for children, in her home, for many years in pursuit of that passion. Leta was devoted to her four grandchildren. She later moved to Plainview, in an effort, to be part of her son, Glen’s ministry. Following Glen’s death, she relocated to Lubbock to be near her grandson, Chris’ ministry. As a part of this pursuit, Leta was a cornerstone member of the Original Relationship Pentecostal Church. Painting and writing were a few of the hobbies from which she drew joy. She wrote her own autobiography and, later, a children’s book. Leta was promoted to her heavenly home on November 8, 2018, after a lengthy battle with breast cancer. She will be laid to rest next to her son, Glen.
Survivors include her daughter, Lisa Turner; daughter-in-law, Mickie Gregory; grandchildren, Amanda Platz, Chris Gregory and wife, Melissa; Jay Gregory and wife, Becky; and Nate Gregory and wife, Kassi; 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Jane Stuteville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Glen; and six siblings.
Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Lubbock.