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GREGORY FORD

GREGORY LAMONT FORD

Sunday, September 16th, 1956 - Friday, May 3rd, 2019
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, May 16th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Thursday, May 16th, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Higher Ground Always Abounding Assemblies, Inc.
    Address
    870 St. Clair Ave.
    COLUMBUS, OH
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  • Service

    Thursday, May 16th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Thursday, May 16th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Higher Ground Always Abounding Assemblies, Inc.
    Address
    870 St. Clair Ave.
    COLUMBUS, OH
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  • Interment

    Thursday, May 16th, 2019 |
    When
    Thursday, May 16th, 2019
    Location
    Green Lawn Cemetery (Columbus)
    Address
    1000 Greenlawn Ave.
    COLUMBUS, OH 43223
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M Powell

Posted at 01:42pm
To Gregory's family & friends,
I want to express my sincere sympathy for your loss. May you find comfort in knowing that our heavenly Father truly loves you and cares deeply about what you are going through. He will give you the strength to cope during this difficult time.
2 Corinthians 1:3,4
J

J Williams

Posted at 02:37pm
I am so sorry to hear of the your loss. Death is truly an enemy. (1 Cor 15:26) However, this verse contains the hope that we all look forward to when this enemy “will be brought to nothing.” Until that time, be assured that your pain is shared by many, including God, who makes the promise to “swallow up death in victory”. (Isaiah 25:8) May this hope comfort you in your time of grief.
JM

Judy Miller

Posted at 09:53am
I am heartbroken that I was unable to attend Greg's service and so I write this with sincerest sympathy to Greg's beloved family,

Greg was my first and dearest friend at Hastings. Every day after school he would enter my classroom with a cheery hello and a smile. We would laugh at some quip I shared from my classroom that day, and without fail, every day that I knew him, he would ask me about my daughters. He called my older daughter Bit, and my younger daughter Little Bit. We three Miller women are more than a little bit heartbroken to have lost one of the happiest parts of our Hastings Middle School experience. In more recent years, Greg befriended my grandson and his beloved monkey, Curious George. And Tiny Bit was named. Greg was family to us. I am so glad that I had the chance to tell him.

Greg loved a good joke, and I loved to hear him laugh; it warmed my soul. My favorite prank was to pretend I was a cranky parent, complaining about how to get to the gym from the 8th grade hallway for an after school basketball game. I would whine and rant in the hallway until he would appear from inside some classroom, hiding his frustration behind a mild face and bracing himself to politely escort the crazed parent, only to find me doubled over in the hallway laughing. So he started making signs, and signs with arrows, and signs with increasingly angled and twisted turns. He’d show me. But I, as the crazy visitor, would holler about whether an upward turned arrow meant go upstairs or turn left before the stairway. Each time, he’d suspect it was me, but would have to enter the hall with that same professional, unflustered expression, just in case. When I retired, he thought my gig was up, only to be harassed by me again when I showed up to keep the stat books the following year.

We talked about the serious stuff, too. Greg shared the story of returning from Vietnam, proudly wearing his Marine dress uniform, only to be spit on by war protesters when his feet touched solid ground in California. He went into a restroom, shed the uniform, and threw it in the trash that day.

Fast forward more than thirty years…I will always remember seeing Greg in his dress blues. Few outside the 8th grade faculty that year knew how hard Greg worked to save over $400 to replace that discarded uniform and trim down to fit into it in time to cut the Marine Corps birthday cake at our Veterans Day Celebration at Hastings that year. Not a dry eye among us; we were so proud and grateful to our friend for his service all those years ago and on that special day.

I will always remember Greg with a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eye. Thank you, my dear, dear friend.

Judy Miller
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Sincerely, Linda Newland & Ronni Richards ~ former

Posted at 03:12pm
With our deepest sympathy to the Ford family. Greg was a true gift to us at Hastings.
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ShAnna Ford

Posted at 11:55am
One of my favorite stories is when Greg and Wayne got stranded when the boat they were fishing in wouldn't start and it was dark outside. They called in a panic. They were stranded for hours.
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