J.L. Was such a bright spirit! He made u feel right at home in his company. I'm glad I got to know him. He certainly was an example of a life well lived. I will miss him.
I grew up just 2 houses down on Sandalwood St. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts & prayers are with you all.
On behalf of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart Alumni Association and Brother Martin High School, I offer our prayers and condolences.
Kenny Spellman '84
Uncle J.L., we will miss you. I always enjoyed our time together and spirited conversations.
Our condolences to you Gail and your family. J. L. and all of you are in our prayers. We will miss attending the concerts on Metairie Rd. and listening to J.L. and the American Legion Band play that good old music. Also our occasional visits to visit with you all and have lunch at the Cabin Restaurant. God Bless you all and "Hang in there".
Yvette & "Dutch" Villarrubia
You will be missed grandpa, we had some great times. You will be forever in my heart.
One of the funniest stories that I ever heard was when Uncle JL (Joe) spoke about a fishing trip with my Dad. When the two would go out, each had their assigned tasks. One of my Dad's tasks was to hook the boat trailer to the vehicle's trailer hitch. Uncle said that they had just slowed down at the four way intersection of Robert E. Lee and Franklin Ave. when my Dad said "JL, isn't that our boat?". Just then, Uncle sees his boat flying by them and headed for certain destruction. By the grace of God the boat crossed the entire intersection unharmed, bounced up the curb and came to a gentle stop. The two mystified sportsmen hustled over, hooked up the trailer and went fishing. Uncle JL was a character, a good Uncle who was always interested in our family and a great friend to my Dad. We will really miss him but he has left us with a lifetime of memories. With Love, the Camarata's in Houston - Kevin, Marie, Candace, Kit and KC
Deepest condolences on your loss. Mike McDaniel & Wally Sawyer
Dear Ford family,
I am thinking of you all at this sad time. I have heard great things about "JL" from Joey & my daughter Shari. May your wonderful memories help you through these difficult days. Sincerely,
Mary Anne Johnson
Dear Gail and family,
Our prayers and condolences are with you and may Joe rest in peace.
We have many fond memories of the Ford family in Lakeland Terrace and beyond and often wondered where you had gone after katrina devastated our beloved City.
Joe was always one of the good guys. Take care and God Bless.
Dear Ford Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Don & Emelda Dessauer & family
We are so sorry to hear of your loss, we were friends and business accociates back in the good old construction days.
Lloyd and Doris Boos
Joe sat behind me in BRCB. I will miss him. He was such a nice gentleman.
We were filled with sorrow to learn of Joe's passing. While serving on various committees in "The Greens", Joe was always level-headed and offered well thought out suggestions that would benefit our close-knit community. He did this with his ever friendly smile and gentlemanly manner. May God grant you, Gail, and your family the graces needed to get through this most difficult time.
Sending our thoughts and prayers to Gail and family.
JL's warm smile will be missed.
With regards, Craig and Roberta Naden (the greens) condolences to you Gail and your family on your lossl
A friend who I admired since our days at St.Aloysius. I was so happy the day he joined the American Legion band post 175.I admired Joe for his great smile, but in particular for the wonderful tone he was able to convey on his baritone horn at St.Aloysius . We were in touch only occasionally by e-mail and weekly band rehearsals. I will miss him. ....... Salvadore Suer,New Orleans
We are deeply sorry to hear about the death of Joseph Louis Ford Jr. We remember perfectly him when we met together at family visit in 2009. We Will Pray for him and all Of you, our family. Sincere condolences from your family in Spain.
Pam, David and I are so sorry to hear about your dad. WE both know the feelings of loosing a parent and it is so hard. I know you have a great deal of great memories to live in in your life and in the lives of your children and grandchildren. We send you our love and prayers to your and your mom and brothers.
Marilyn and DAvid Hewson
Mr. Ford built a beautiful house for my parents Frank and Janet. We all loved being in that special tree house as a family. His good work is still being enjoyed by others. It was great knowing him. My deepest sympathies, Gerard G. Gravois
I'll so miss Joe's smiling face and all the wonderful encouragement and support he provided all of us here in the Greens since the two of you moved here. My prayers are with you Gail and all the rest of your family.
Gail and family,
So sorry for your loss. Steve and I will always cherish the memories of the wonderful neighbors and friends we had next door on Johnson St. Although we all moved away many moons ago, always know that our thoughts and memories of great friendships have and will last forever. Gail may God comfort you and your family and the rest of the Ford families at this time.