Sylvester-Ford Jr.-Obituary

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Sylvester George Ford Jr.

Roanoke, Virginia

Feb 22, 1942 – Dec 4, 2019 (Age 77)


February 22, 1942
December 4, 2019


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Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home Obituary

Sylvester George Ford Jr.,77, of Roanoke, passed away on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. He was preceded in death by his wife, Geneva C. Ford; father, Sylvester G. Ford Sr.; brother, Rudolph S. Ford; and sister, Betty Ann F. Jones. 

He retired from Roanoke City Public Schools after many years of dedicated service.

He is survived by his son, Andre (Tonya) Ford; granddaughter, Ryann G. Ford; mother, Juanita B. Ford; sister, Loretta F. Arnold; brother, Vyncent B. Ford; a special niece, Monica Johnson; a special nephew, Morris Jones; a special companion, Maxine Coleman; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, December 12, 2019, at First Baptist Church-Gainsboro. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Williams Memorial Park. Friends may call on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, from 1 to 7 p.m. for viewing at Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to

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I am saddened to hear of the transition of Cousin Sylvester. DNA connects us. You are now with those FORDS, in the family, who have gone on before you. They have welcomed you home and you are now at peace. Rest in peace, Cousin.

the last time i saw syl was about a month ago. i am blessed to have talked to him one last time. i will miss him.

over the years meeting you was one of the best things my family have encountered, he was always a positive smart man, I pray for ms.coleman and the other family members as well.

Remembering Uncle Sylvester, now In Gods care.
My deepest condolences to your entire family during this time.
Praying for your peace of mind.

Our Deepest Sympathy to the Ford Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

To the family and friends of Sylvester Ford Please except our heartfelt sympathy and we pray that he rest in Paradise very comfortable.

I've known Syl casually for over 25 years, having met through mutual friends. I found that he's not the the type of person to ever meet a stranger nor forget you once you've met. I pray for and with his family in your loss, my sincere condolences to you.

God bless our family in this time of sorrow. We love you. Claudia Swayne Family (Robert Swayne Family...Bluefield, WV.

We had great times and fun together. Many thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.