Gina Mechelle Hamrick Ford, age 45, of Grayson, GA born July 13, 1969 passed away Saturday, October 11, 2014. She is the daughter of Sandra Bates Hamrick of Grayson, GA and Richard M. Hamrick of Jonesboro, GA; her two children, Alexandra L. Ford age 22 and K. Zachary Ford, age 20, and one granddaughter, Breilynn Renae, age 2 ½ all from Cartersville, GA were the most precious treasure of her life. She is also survived by her beloved sister, Karen Lynn Cash and husband Greg; one nephew, Corey Willard and fiancé, Megan Fuller and newborn son, Colton Willard; niece, Lexie Cash all of Grayson, GA; niece, Kiley Cash, U.S. Navy, and fiancé, Jordan Stockman of Dacula, GA; step-mother, Joanne DiMateo and step-grandmother, Paula DiMateo of Peachtree City, GA; two step-sisters, Tracy Maloney and Kathy Briscoe of Cumming, GA. Gina is also survived by many “Sunshine” aunts, uncles and cousins. She was a wonderful loving daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, aunt, niece, cousin and a friend. She had the magic influence on everyone who knew her and a wonderful gift to many with a loving nature and determined spirit. This message came from all the voices of all who knew her. Gina was a true living warrior among the breast cancer world. She participated for three years in the American Cancer Society signature events, such as Grayson United Methodist Church “Relay for Life Team” In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Grayson United Methodist Church, Grayson, GA 30017; Relay for Life Team in memory of Gina Ford. A celebration of life will be held Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30046. Visitation with the family will be held from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. A reception will follow after the service. Wages & Sons Funeral Home, Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30046 (770) 277-4550. Express condolences at

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  1. We were on the drill team and although I never had the opportunity to get to know her personally because I was a grade below her, I still remember her kindness and her lovely smile. Thank you Gina for your courage. Praying for peace and comfort for your family.

  2. My love goes to family and friends who have stood by Gina through these last three years during her battle with breast cancer. Her sweet way won her so many friends and supporters who stayed close and helped her through this, but the big battle was hers and she fought it bravely. Never have I seen someone go through so much with so much dignity and grace and with the courage to go on. May her family have peace now and heal from all of this hurt, and receive the rest they need after the time spent at Gina’s side during the last six weeks. It’s been very difficult and very long, hard hours, but I’m sure they have been blessed hours holding Gina’s hand and loving on her constantly for six weeks. A family’s love knows no bounds. Strength comes from God at these times, and it did. Peace and love to Gina and her family. We’ll see each other again.

  3. My prayers are with the family. I know that this is such a difficult time for you all. I pray that God will give you all peace and comfort. Rest in Peace.

  4. Gina was an extremely special young woman. Her family were the most important things in her life. From the time that she was diagnosed with that horrible disease, she started fighting because she wanted to be around for her family. While in the middle of her own struggles, she was an inspiration and delight to everyone.
    Gina, you will always be in our hearts. You are healed now and with our precious Lord. We will see you again one day.

  5. We both were apart of Angel Flight Drill Team in school. Although we only knew of each other I knew you thru so many others. Your beautiful smile is what I will always remember. My thoughts & prayers are with your family. Heaven gained another beautiful angel.

  6. The world is a little less pink with you not here but I am sure you are whole healthy and happy in your Pink Heaven Beach. You are a legend and have affected my life always. Love Mary Ellen and Edna Our prayers remain with you Sandy and family.

  7. Hi Karen, I am so sorry for you and your family’s loss of your beloved sister – prayers and thoughts go out to each and everyone of you – stay strong.

  8. I knew Gina through ROTC and Angel Flight Drill Team. She always had such a wonderful smile for everyone and was one of the most caring people I knew. I am sad that I did not keep in touch after school because I know I missed out on being a part of such a wonderful person’s life and missed out on a being a part of a great friendship. God has called another Angel home to be a part of His Heavenly host of Angels. While; I am sad at her passing I rejoice in the fact she has been made whole again and is no longer in pain. I pray peace and comfort for her family and friends during this time of grieving. Gina will be missed by many and was loved by so many more. Gina, rest in peace now knowing no pain and feeling only God’s love surrounding you. You were one strong and courageous woman.

  9. This world seems a little less bright with the loss of sweet Gina…she shined her light on so many by the way she lived her life
    and the way she loved her family and her friends. The grace, dignity and courage that you showed us as you battled this dreadful disease has and always will inspire us to be better people and to make a difference whenever and wherever we can. My heart aches to see you go but you didn’t go alone for a part of us went with you and the memories that I have of you will live on with me forever. Rest in peace my dear friend as my prayers and thoughts go out to your family and all of those whose lives you touched.

  10. Sweet Gina,
    You join so many that I miss and love. I know your sweet spirit is in good company. You will be missed here by everyone who’s life you touched, and there are so many. Even ones who never met you in person. Maybe you’ll be one of their five they meet in Heaven. As you walk your heavenly beach, hug my Chipper for me. I love your Guts!! I’ll see you both again one day. Sandy, my prayers are with you and your family.

  11. Gina- I will miss you dear. But I know the pain you were in and I can’t help but be a little relieved for you that the pain is no more. I am grateful that I got the chance to know you.
    Love, Liz

  12. Gina, I only met you a couple of times but grew to love you through my knee-Sista Sandy and your sister Karen. I know you are at peace in God’s hand and He will take care of the loving family you had to leave behind…my prayers are with you Sandy and all of Gina’s family.

  13. i was in rotc at riverdale high and i remember seeing her around but never really got to know her personally but my heart breaks just knowing that we have lost another riverdale raider way too soon. i would like to offer my sincere condolences to the family for their loss of such a really great and beautiful person. go rest up high on that mountain gina and watch over your loved ones your family and friends. you may be gone but you will never be forgotten.
    once again i offer my sincere condolences to the family during this time of grieving for their loss

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