Zeda Ford

Zeda Ford Jr.

1925 - 2020
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Master Sergeant Zeda Ford Jr. of Havre de Grace, Maryland died on January 1st, 2020. He was born in Chester, Georgia, April 10th 1925. He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Pattie Francis Ford of Havre de Grace, four daughters, Cynthia Ann Carter of Tallahassee, Florida, Lynn Alleane Ford of Edgewood, Maryland, Arwenthia Maria Ford-Barnes of Baltimore, Maryland, Zena Renea Ford of Sacramento California, and one son, Karl Wesley Ford of Baltimore, Maryland. Grandchildren include Mako Mills, Idus Hartsfield, Ashley Hartsfield, Sonya Yvette Ford, Jason Aaron Barnes, Lynnci Taylor Ford-Barnes, and Kayleigh Noel Ford. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Emma Lou, Palma Lee, Howard, Ivison, Frank, and Eddie Lee.

Master Sergeant Ford enlisted in the Army in 1943 and served in France, Belgium, and England during World War II. He was involved in the logistical support of the Allied Forces D-Day Invasion of Europe. Sergeant Ford served in Greenland during the Korean War, and earned three Bronze Stars in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War.

He retired from Aberdeen Proving Ground in 1970. He spent another thirty years as a civil servant for the Veterans’ Administration at Perry Point V.A. Medical Center in Perryville, Maryland.
Mr. Ford was a mechanic and life-long tinkerer who loved taking apart and putting back together anything. He loved jazz and blues, playing cards, good bourbon, bad westerns, and his family,,,,,and especially Pattie F. Ford.
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  • Service

    Friday, January 10th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Friday, January 10th, 2020 11:00am
    St. James A.M.E. Church
    617 Green Street
    Havre De Grace, MD 21078
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  • Interment

    Harford Memorial Gardens
    3839 Aldino Road
    Aberdeen, MD 21001
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Daphne Pratt

Posted at 04:59pm
First and far most my condolences to Aunt Pattie and her family (my cousins). When I was younger I was alway excited to see my Uncle Zeda. My first fond and personal memory was when I was privileged enough to go on a road trip to the family reunion with Uncle Zeda, Aunt Pattie, & Aunt Bertha, oohoo talking about fun. Minnesota was hosting; I was feelings privilege to be in such great company. Uncle Zeda, you'll be missed. One other memory was when we had a White family Reunion and the host hotel was on Sterling BLVD, in Florida. Me and my Uncle Zeda was hanging out and having fun. My goal was to enjoy my Uncle Zeda company... But, of course I had a hidden agenda, which was to out shine my first cousin “Louis (Butch) Curry” the favorite nephew... Well I’m the Favorite niece...the best part of this whole scheme my cousin Butch didn’t realize he was in competition, at all. lol
I love all my family

Sonya Rogers

Posted at 04:28pm
I am truly grateful to have shared so many happy times with Uncle Zeda, those memories will be cherished....

Penny Caughman

Posted at 04:13pm
It is with deep sadness that I say goodbye to my beloved Uncle Zeda, who will be greatly missed by many. Yet we shall cherish the many great memories! I am so grateful to have shared many special moments with Uncle Zeda. I lean on God's promise that to be absence in this world is to be present with our Lord Jesus Christ! Rest on Uncle Zeda and I look forward to our reunion in heaven. My prayer is for God's peace to be upon my very special Aunt (Auntie Pattie) and the rest of my family who love Uncle Zeda dearly. Love, Penny Caughman and Family.

Norma Ford-Moy'e

Posted at 02:45pm
Condolences and Prayers to My Family......Uncle Zeda will truly be missed! Much Love FAM😘!

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