James Edward Ford

james ford

July 1, 1930 ~ December 1, 2021

Born in: New York, NY
Resided in: Lilburn, GA

James Edward “Pedro” Ford, 91, left us December 01, 2021, at his home
in Lilburn, Georgia.
James was born July 01,1930 in New York City, New York, to the late
Walter Leslie Ford Sr. and Inez Riley Ford, who relocated to the United
States from Barbados. He remained in New York for many years where he
married and raised his 3 children. James would eventually move to Fort
Lauderdale, Florida, where he would become the Chief Inspector of
Broward County.
Jimmy, also known as “Pedro”, to many, followed in his father’s footsteps as a
carpenter and worked as a “Doctor”, “Aviator” and “Architect”. In his spare time, he occasionally enjoyed deep-sea diving. Jimmy was a poet at heart, who could recite a poem from just the color of your hair, an art enthusiast and was known as a great storyteller, notably stories of his beloved Harlem. Jimmy loved animals, especially his pets GiGi and Tipsy.
He is Survived by:
Wife, Natasha Harris-Ford, brother, William Riley “Bill” Ford (Yvette “Buppy”),
daughter, Jewel Shlomi (Sonny), grandchildren, Shariff Ford, Gila Shlomi,
nieces and nephews, Elizabeth “Sandy” Ford, Nicolas Ford, Akeim Ford,
Renee Ford Clark (Curtis), Kenneth Ford, and a host of many more.
Preceded in Death by:
Parents, Walter Leslie Ford Sr., and Inez Riley Ford, Brother Walter Leslie Ford Jr., sisters, Lorraine Ford Mann (Chauncey) and Dorothy “Dottie” Ford Chase (Carl), daughter, Katharine Ford Johnson (Dale) and granddaughter Shamila Ford.


Celebration of Life: December 11, 2021 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Room: A & B

Wages & Sons Stone Mountain Chapel
1040 Main Street
Stone Mountain, GA 30083


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