Abraham Ford was born May 9, 1931 to the union of Ben Parks and Geneva Craig in Louisville, Mississippi. In 1953, Abraham migrated to Gary, Indiana and was employed at Universal Atlas Cement, later the name changed to Lehigh Cement Bufferton Harbor East Chicago, Indiana. He retired from Lehigh Cement after 46 years of service. Abraham is preceded in death by his parents, two sons Carl & Darryl; Brother George and Sister Callie Mae who passed away one (1) day after Abraham. He leaves to cherish his memory a devoted wife of 38 years Clara; son Earl of Gary, IN; step son Jimmy (Crystal) Johnson of Chicago, IL; four daughters Dameta Dow of Pittsburgh, PA, Carolyn of Gary, IN, Barbara of Kalamazoo, MI and Roslyn of Gary, Indiana; three sisters Martha of Greenwood, MS, Olivia (Willie) Dean of Davenport, IA; 14 nieces, 1 nephew; 14 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren and a host of great great nieces and nephews and friends. Visitation Tuesday, October 9, 2018 from 9 to 11:00am with funeral services at 11:00am all at Calvary Institutional Church, 2400 Virginia St. Officiating Rev. John T. Talley II. Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
Published in Post-Tribune on Oct. 7, 2018.