Deacon Calvin Jerome Ford, 68 of Charleston WV went home to be with the Lord, Monday, June 3, 2019, at the University of Kentucky Hospital, Lexington, KY.
Calvin, also known as “Doll Baby” and “Pretty”, was born February 5, 1951, in Suffolk VA., to the late Raleigh Ford, Sr. and Ira Boone.
Calvin graduated from Montgomery High School and served 4 years in the United States Army. After returning to Charleston, he furthered his education at West Virginia State University.
Calvin was a member of Liberty Missionary Baptist Church, where he served as Deacon. In past years, he was a dedicated leader of the AA Program at the church, sang in the men’s choir, and drove the church van.
Calvin was employed by Union Mission Ministries Men’s Shelter in Charleston as a Chaplain.
In addition to his parents, Calvin was preceded in death by brothers, Jessie, Gary Lee, Michael, Kenny, Willie and Jeffrey.
Those left to cherish Calvin’s memory are his loving wife, Cheryl, special mother, Bettie V. Ford, three brothers; Raleigh Collins Sr. (Lilly), Raleigh Ford Jr. (Joyce) and Tyrone Ford, three sisters; Melinda Groom, Velma Robertson and Tina Ford, other loved family; Kevin Lee Sr. (Melissa),
Lashelle Ford, Dominique Ford, Kevin Lee Jr., Khadajh Lee, Leela Green, Petria Jackson, Mia Bennett, Karenzah Lee, Kaseton Lee, Jade Gibson and a host of cousins, relatives and friends.
Service will be held at Noon, Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at Liberty Missionary Baptist Church, Charleston, WV, with Rev. Jerry R. Staples and Rev.
Lloyd A. Hill officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be at Montgomery Memorial Park, London, WV.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Union Mission Men’s Shelter, P O Box 112, Charleston, WV, 25321.
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