Robert H. Ford
1949 - 2019
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Robert H. Ford, age 69, Minister, faithful servant of the Lord, caring father, brother and friend, was called home and welcomed to the right hand of the Lord on April 9, 2019. Robert Ford was born on December 7, 1949 in Gary, Indiana. He Graduated Roosevelt High School Class of 1968. Robert, a Vietnam Veteran, served with pride, in the US Army's 173 Airborne Unit. Post Military Service to his country, Robert joined USS Steel Gary Works, before successfully retiring in 2003 after 30 years of service. Robert was a Real Estate Broker, Certified Notary Signing Agent. Robert's beloved hobbies were Ministering and flying. The Holy Spirit led Robert to his church home, Miracle Temple Church of God in Christ, where he was a Minister. Robert was preceded in death, by father Ellehue Ford, mother Laura Ford, and son Rorie Ford. He leaves to cherish his memories, sisters; Deborah Hudson and Christine Ford, son Robert L. Ford and June Newby Ford, (mother of Robert L. Ford); nieces; Danielle Hudson, Davina Henderson, Kendra Rush, Dawn Hudson; brother-in-laws; Pastor Kenneth Rush and Donald Hudson; nephews; Devin Hudson, Kenneth J. Rush, Kris Rush; Godson Antione Stewart; Goddaughter; Aireal Sandidge; Friends Cornelius Sandidge (Father of Aireal), Eric Calhoun, Althea Hines and a host of many family and friends, and the Miracle Temple Church of God in Christ of Gary congregation. Visitation is Wednesday April 17, 2019 at Miracle Temple Church of God in Christ 5PM-8PM with family hours 6PM-8PM. Service, Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 11AM at the church. Interment: He will be given a Military burial at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. 20953 W. Hoff Rd, Elwood, IL 60421. *Donations in memory of Robert in Lieu of Flowers, please forward to: "Miracle Temple Church of God in Christ 4709 E. 13th AVE, Gary, Indiana 46403.

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Published in Post-Tribune on Apr. 14, 2019.
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April 15, 2020
Time will pass family and friends never do Robert H. Ford classmate and a friend Rest In Peace.
Jerome Hicks
June 8, 2019
To the family of Robert Ford. Robert was a a big brother to me and member of our family. He will be missed. The Ford and Reese Family go way back. In Means Manor The Ford Family lived on the end and we were in the middle. My brother's Leo H. Reese Jr.'s best buddy and pal. The laughter and smiles and conversations and exciting and sad times of life, Robert and the Ford Family were always there for support and comfort. Robert you will truly be missed. A big part of my heart has been pierced. Gentle servant and pilot, you finally got your wings! Fly high Robert! Fly high my brother! Love you and the entire Ford Family! Peace Be Still! Fly on!
Hubert Reese
April 20, 2019
I am sincerely sorry for your loss and my warmest condolences are extended to the family. God understands the comfort that we need when we lose a loved one. May you confide in Him always because His understanding is beyond measure. (Psalm 147:3)
April 19, 2019
I send my condolences to Robert H. Ford's family he was a friend,coworker and class member.To the good times my brother may you Rest In Peace
Jerome Hicks
April 17, 2019
My condolences to the family.I believe I knew him well.He was a good man with a big heart!
Johnnie Henderson
April 16, 2019
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
April 16, 2019
Please accept our condolences on the loss of Robert. He was a true gentle man. Always quick with a smile and a good word.
We enjoyed his company when we were able to visit with him at family functions. Our prayers are with the family for strength to endure his loss.
Bill and Cindy Kelley
April 16, 2019
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Leon and patrena Weatherington
April 15, 2019
To the family of Robert Ford, my friend and classmate may God grant him sweet rest in his heavenly kingdom. He will be truly missed.Keñ, Belin and Stan Cross.
Ken Cross
April 14, 2019
To Deborah Hudson and Family:
Tears are God's gift to us, our holy water. They heal us as they flow. Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow. God bless you and your family.
Aurelia & Gregory Weaver
April 14, 2019
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