We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Collins Family Mortuary
Jerome Ford was born in Rochester, New York, November 8, 1958, by the Beloved Eula Mae Ford Hill (Brown) and John Henry Ford Sr. They passed away before him. He was also raised by his stepfather, Alfonso Hill, later on in life. Who preceded him in death also. His loving Grandmother (Queen Bouie) raised him from birth, she also preceded him in passing.
Jerome accepted Christ at an early age. He lived most of his life in Bainbridge GA, where he attended school and played tuba for 4 years, until he graduated in 1976. He attended FAMU after he graduated in 1976. He later on in life met and married his loving wife, Betty Ford on October 5, 1990. Jerome fell ill and Betty stayed by her husband’s side until his passing. Jerome was musically inclined. He was very well known, he learned how to play guitar early in life by his older brother Jimmy. They recorded together, played together and played with many groups and bands and his brothers Michael, John, and Ronnie. He played with Karen Washington's gospel group. He played for St. Luke for many years. He played for his loving Pastor, Pastor Jacquelyn Porter along with Jerome son Andrew and Nephew Quinton for many, many years. His niece Tasha, remembers him by his saying “Tell Romie” every time she called Uncle Jerome.
He leaves to cherish his memories with his beloved wife, Betty Ford and his loving kids, Alfonso Jerome Ford, Kimberly Ford. Nigel Ford, Andrew (Katina) Ward, and Ellery Ward. Two bonus sons and a daughter that’s his nephews and niece Stella Williams, Jubel Davis and Travis Henry. He also leaves 8 grandchildren. Sister and Brothers - Deloris (Ricky) Marshall, Michael (Shana)Thompson, Jimmy Ford and John (Dorothy) Ford and two that preceded him in passing Ronald (Jeanie) Ford and Christine (Eddie) Washington. Jerome’s close nieces and nephews Latasha (Gregory) Lewis, Shaneeka (Gabe) Ford, John (Aqueelah) Faison. Rondell (Jacquelyn-Tutu) Faison. He had many nieces and nephews – Shaquira (Wisguere) Dormevil and Quinton (Sha) Ford. In-laws Jeanie Davis Ford, Margaret (Tommy) Williams Brother-in-law Edward (Carla) Daniels. James Daniels was a close friend and bro-in-law who preceded him in death. He also has a cousin (Freddie Brown) that was like a brother. He Had a host of Aunts, Uncles, Nieces and Nephews, Cousins and Friends that he left to share his memories.
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