Glenn T. Ford

Sunrise: June 28, 1949

Sunset: September 22, 2019

Glenn T. Ford a loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Uncle, Cousin and Friend. Glenn departed this life September 22, 2019. He was born June 28, 1949 to Tommie L. Ford and Vivian C. Ford. He was the oldest of 9 siblings.

He graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in 1967. He attended North Carolina A & T and fought in the Vietnam War. Glenn held many positions in his career, some included: mechanic, sales and security officer. His last position was a security manager for Sears.

Glenn liked to tinker with electronics. He was also a 32 Degree Prince Hall Mason. He was very studious and intelligent. He was a Pittsburgh Steelers Fan, loved to fish and loved fried fish. He loved to wear hats and collected handheld power tools, a jack of all trades.

Glenn is predeceased by his parents, Tommie and Vivian Ford and sister, Shelia R. Ford. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Jeanette of 48 years; daughter, Alicia Ford; son, Shelvin Ford (Tanya); mother-in-law, Edna P. Holley; sister-in-law,  Louella McGill (James); brother-in-law, Sultan Shabazz (Zakiya); grandsons, Lorenzo and Bryon Ford; sisters, Gwendolyn Williams, Sondra Ford Thomas (Samuel), Wanda Boomer, Millicent Vaughn, Sharon Ford-Williams and Anita Ford; brother, Michael Ford (Deborah) and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and great friends.


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    Phyllis Stith says

    My heart is broken that my fear friends have lost a brother and a father. May God bless you all

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    Theresa Grady says

    Mr. Ford – when they told me that you had gone on I was heart broken. We all had been praying and hoping that you would recover and be back at home. You fought a great fight, but now it’s time to rest, no more pain, no more worries. We have another guardian angel. Please continue to protect Mrs. Ford, and assure her that everything will be okay. You will truly be missed, but never ever forgotten. Rest in paradise. My prayers and condolences to the Ford family. I love you all and we will get through this.

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    Doris Burke says

    Praying that God will give you and your family strength in this difficult time, just hold on to his loving hands and he will guide you all the way. My love and prays go out to you and your family.
    God Bless

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    Yelanda James Studivant says

    Only met you briefly was good friends with my Uncle Roc. 6yrs. Tuesday he passed away. Now y’all together again. RIP.?

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    Robert Cherry says

    With great sorrow & saddness in time of the family loss. I keep the in family in prayer.

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    Brends Byas says

    My deepest Sympathy to the Fords. To live across the court from one of the best family’s we had some good times that will never be forgotten. God Bless the Ford Family and protect them. Remember we are all here for a season and we will all be together again. my prayers are with you. with Love God Bless

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    Napoleon Howard says

    To the Ford Family:
    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Glenn. May God comfort you and give you the peace that only He can give. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless each of you.

    Napoleon and Sylvia P. Howard

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    Shawn & Tara Etheridge says

    I was saddened to hear that Mr. Ford passed away, he was such a great person, He will live on in my memories forever. No words can express how sorry I am for your loss. Someone so special can never be forgotten.

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    George Mincey U.S.M.C says

    I am so sorry hear you lost I know he in a better place . No more pain, no more Vietnam nightmare no more waking up to the sound of helicopters peace brother

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    Andrea Boomer says

    It sadden me to lose my uncle. Rest In Heaven Uncle Glenn you will be missed. I love you Andrea Boomer

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    Sandra. H. Darden says

    I am so sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. I will pray that the Lord will keep you in his loving care. Your cousin, Sandra Holley Darden

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    Leon H. & Rebecca C. Jordan says

    With our deepest sympathy. Sorry to hear the transition Glenn Ford. Praying God will give His peace and comfort to the family. Trusting that he will give you strength to endure the days ahead. Friends of the family by way of Gwendolyn F. Williams.

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    Donnell C. Alston, President, BTW Class of 1969 Alumni Association, Norfolk, VA says

    To Gwendolyn and family, we extend our heartfelt condolences. Our prayer is that the irrefutable promises in God’s word will bring you comfort and peace.

    “For in the time of trouble, He shall hide me in His pavilion; in the secret place of His tabernacle He shall hide me; He shall set me high upon a rock.” ~ Psalm 27:5 (KJV)

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