Southern Memorial Funeral Home sadly announces the passing of Mr. Alvin Ford Jr. of Clayton Alabama. Service’s are entrusted to. Southern Memorial. The Ones Who Truly Care! When Only The Best Will Do. We ask that you please keep the Ford Family in your prayers as they travel through this difficult journey.
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5-6
Rev. Alvin Ford, Jr., began his journey on June 30, 1941 in Barbour
County, AL to the late Levie Miller Ford and Alvin Ford, Sr. He
committed his life to Christ at an early age and joined Mt. Moriah Church.
He later moved his membership to other churches; serving at St Paul until
“For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved,
we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the
heavens.” II Corinthians 5:1
He was joined in Matrimony to Mary Pearson. To this union four children
were born. He later married, Nancy Coleman, to this union three children
were born. He was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.
He leaves to cherish his loving memories his children, Debra Ford, and
Mark Ford of Atlanta, GA, Dr. Alfred (Sandra) Ford of Helena, AL,
Milton Ford of Clayton, AL, and Preston (Liz) Glover of Eufaula, AL,
Janice Salvador, and Antwan Coleman of St Petersburg, FL and Monica
Coleman of Clayton, AL; six grandchildren; three great- grandchildren;
sisters, Shelley Ford of Abbeville, AL, Maezelle Davis of Eufaula, AL,
and Ida Louise (Whaley) Haslam of Clayton, AL, Joyce (Tom) Helms,
Grace (Dennis) Dukes of Ozark, AL, Armitte Washington of Abbeville,
AL; brothers, Rev. John (Laura) Ford of Clayton, AL, James Ford, Ronnie
Ford and Earl (Ruby) Williams of Ozark, AL, Otis (Nicey) Ford of Banks,
AL, Ellis (Linda) Ford of Abbeville, AL, J.T. Williams of Rochester, NY,
and R.C. (Joann) Burks of Orlando, FL; and a host of sorrowing nieces,
nephews, cousins, family and friends.
When I Must Leave You
When I must leave you for a little while, Please do not grieve and shed
wild tears; And hug your sorrow to you through the years. But start out
bravely with a gallant smile; And for my sake and in my name, Live on
and do all things the same. Feed not your loneliness on empty days, But
fill each waking hour in useful ways. Reach out your hand in comfort and
cheer; And I in turn will comfort you and hold you near; And never,
never be afraid to die, For I am waiting for you in the sky!