ALFRED FORD was born on August 15, 1957 – the third child of the late Jackson and Ivy Lee Ford, in Columbus, Ga. Alfred went home to glory on Tuesday December 14, 2021, he earned his wings. Alfred attended the Philadelphia School System. He attended Fitz Simons, Whittier and graduated in 1975. He enlisted in the Marine Corp in 1973. At 8 years old he was nicknamed “Stay High”, if you’re inquisitive ask the “25A” crew. Alfred met the love of his life Angela in 1992, they courted for 2 years and married in 1994. There union included seven children between them. They were married at Berean Baptist Church under Minister A.W. Dot in Philadelphia. In 1992 Alfred was baptized at Berean Baptist Church on 25th and Indiana, he gave his life to Christ. Later he would join Enon Baptist Church under Alfred worked at Tony DePaul’s Construction in 1988 and belong to Local 57 for many years until his health started to decline. After leaving the construction business, he then went into business for himself hauling furniture, doing demolition and taking on small jobs. He purchased his white pickup and his rode partner was Bosco (his pooch). Alfred all -time favorites was playing cards, nicknamed “Five” and playing the Lottery. For some that did not know, he played pool and you had to bring your “A” game to beat him because he had his own stick. He made the best Cream Chipped Beef this side of town and loved eating turkey and sweets. Alfred was known for talking big junk, but talked about God very often and him having Christ in his life. Alfred leaves to mourn: the love of his life, Angela Ford of 17 years, Brother Cldye Ford (Las Vegas, Nevada), Brother -In -Laws: Harry Collier and Dwayne Hill, Sister -In -Law: Barbara Hill. Seven children: Paris Jones, Alkeenna Ford, Naquan Hill, Donnell Hill, Franchie LLoyd, Elgin Battle (preceded him in death) and Alfred Ford Jr. The two oldest Grandchildren: Tajahe and Citerrah and 28 grandchildren, 13 great -grands, son -in -law: Maurice, two daughters -in - law: Zakia and Donna. The 25A crew, the 25th St community and neighbors. Longtime friends: Skeeter and Larry. A host of nieces, nephews and friends
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