William Matthew Ford Sr.
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William Matthew Ford, Sr.
Jacksonville - Age 78, a Resident of Jacksonville, FL and Native of Gainesville, Son of the late Lee & Lillie Bell Ford & retired Concrete Finisher, peacefully left us on January 4, 2021 during a brief stay at Community Hospice (of Jacksonville, FL).
Graveside Services will be held 10:30AM Saturday, January 16, 2021, at the Rutledge Community Cemetery (Gainesville, FL) with Reverend Jerome Lennon delivering the Eulogy. Mr. Ford will be viewed at the Funeral Home on Friday 2:00-7:00PM – At the Cemetery on Saturday 30 Minutes prior to the Service – And with the Processional. The Procession will form at First Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church (115 NW 55th Street, Gainesville, FL) at 9:45AM.
Those left to cherish his memory are his Wife – Tayka Chappell Ford; Children – Tony Williams, Cathy Ford, Linda Ford Early (& Freddie), William Ford Jr., Erica Donaldson, Dontae Hall, Chantal Chappell, Veronica Chappell, William Chappell (& Danielle), Will Ford and Thomas Ford; Sisters -Alberta Jones, Fannie Ford, Hailey Johnson, Sally Danzy, Mary Wheeler (& Leon), Alvera Welch (& Ernest), Cheryl Welch and Teresa Hill; Brother – Handy Ford (Thomas Ford, Sandy Ford, Kelly Ford, Roosevelt Ford and Michael Ford Sr. - Deceased); Sister-In-Law – Sherry Ford; Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends.
Arrangements Entrusted To
DUNCAN BROTHERS' FUNERAL HOME
428 NW 8th Street
Gainesville, Florida

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Published in Gainesville Sun from Jan. 13 to Jan. 14, 2021.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
JAN
15
Viewing
02:00 - 07:00 PM
JAN
16
Viewing
10:00 - 10:30 AM
Rutledge Community Cemetery
JAN
16
Graveside service
10:30 AM
Rutledge Community Cemetery
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January 15, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful uncle. We love you and miss you uncle William.
Prayers for my family during this difficult time.
Tam'la Wheeler
Family
January 15, 2021
My condolences to the Ford family. God will get you all through the lost of your love one.
Vivian McDonald Johnson
Friend
January 14, 2021
Rest in peace my brother. You brought so much to the Wiggins family and we will miss you so. Until we meet again in heaven. Remember mom said Love don't die, just the body.
Louann and all the family
Family
January 14, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
linda ellis
Friend
January 14, 2021
Dear family, please accept my sincere condolences, may you find comfort from the encouraging words found at. 1Thessalonians 4:14
Neighbor
January 14, 2021
My thoughts and prayers are with my family during this difficult time. You will be missed Uncle William.
Keyonna Brown
Family
January 14, 2021
❤ Heartfelt Condolences ♥
Ross Brothers' Family
Friend
January 14, 2021
Handy,
I’m sorry for your loss. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Rosa Brown-Mills, Class of 1969
Classmate
January 14, 2021
Condolences to the Ford family may God bless you as you grieve through this most difficult time.
AGNES AKINS
Friend
January 13, 2021
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Alberta, May God’s Blessings, mercy & grace continue to sustain you, and your family.
Beverly Sallet
Friend
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