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GEORGE WILLIAM FORD, SR.

November 23, 1936 July 9, 2014
GEORGE WILLIAM FORD, SR.
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George William Ford, Sr., was born on November 23, 1936, in Calvert County, MD, to the late Juanita and Alexander Ford. He was called home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 9, 2014.

George attended public school in Calvert County, MD. He graduated from Brooks High School and was a member of the Basketball Team. After graduating from High School, he attended Washington Saturday Community College and received a Certificate in Upholstery on June 2, 1990.

George was employed at a number of establishments as a Cook and Chef His Culinary places of employment included Catholic University, Pentagon, and Black's House of Beef. In 1966 George accepted employment with Giant Food and retired in 1994 after 28 years of service.

George was joined in Holy Matrimony to Earlene Edward (deceased) and from their union was born a loving and devoted son, George W. Ford, Jr., affectionately known as "Billy."

As a young man George accepted Christ as his Lord and Personal Savior. In his early years, he was a member of Peace Baptist and Beulah Baptist Church. Later, he became a member of Coopers United Methodist Church where he faithfully attended and served in the ministry until his health failed.

George also fellowshipped and was a Pianist for many churches, including Plum Point, Patuxent, St. Edmonds, Peters, Mt. Hope, Wards, Mt. Olive and Adams United Methodist Church. While at the Layhill Nursing Center, George continued giving praises to the Lord, occasionally singing during the Sunday worship service.

George had many Gifts and Talents. He was a Musician (Pianist), Solo Artist, Choir Director and Member, Upholsterer, Woodworker, and an excellent Cook. Additionally, if you ever needed to know a fact or two, George was the Family Historian. He was like a walking Encyclopedia. You could ask George anything and almost always he would know the answer. George enjoyed using his talents, and most importantly spending time with his family and friends. He always had an uplifting and encouraging word to say.

George was preceded in death by his wife, Earlene, and his four brothers: Alexander, Edward, Gantt, and Archie.

George leaves loving memories to his son, George Ford, Jr., and daughter-in-law Linda Ford; seven sisters: Lillian, Helen, Hattie (Reginald), Ruth, Thelma, Emma and Estelle (Robert); one brother-in-law: Birgon Edwards; three sister-in-laws: Shirley Phipps, Vernestine Edwards and Elsie Williams; one Great-Great Aunt Mary (Methuselah "Mac") Pumphrey; a special friend and cousin, Dorothy Smith; his buddy (Barry "BJ"); along with a host of loving nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. George will be greatly missed but his fond memories will always live in our hearts.

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Visitation

Wednesday

16

Jul

10:30 AM 7/16/2014 10:30:00 AM - 11:30 AM 7/16/2014 11:30:00 AM
Grace Brethren Church

9870 Old Solomons Island Road
Owings, MD 20736

Grace Brethren Church
9870 Old Solomons Island Road Owings 20736 MD
United States

Service

Wednesday

16

Jul

11:30 AM 7/16/2014 11:30:00 AM
Grace Brethren Church

9870 Old Solomons Island Road
Owings, MD 20736

Grace Brethren Church
9870 Old Solomons Island Road Owings 20736 MD
United States

Cemetery Details

Wednesday

16

Jul

1:00 PM 7/16/2014 1:00:00 PM
Cooper's UM Church

9370 Southern MD Blvd.
Dunkirk, MD 20754

Cooper's UM Church
9370 Southern MD Blvd. Dunkirk 20754 MD
United States
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