June 8, 1936 - January 16, 2021
Dorothy Reid Ford, the daughter of the late Herbert and Isabell Chavis, was born on June 8, 1936 in Harnett County, North Carolina. Dorothy was called to her Heavenly mansion on January 16, 2021 at 5:30 PM from her home of 55 years. Dorothy was a Christian woman and a lover of God’s Word. She confessed Christ at an early age and later in life chose to attend Kingdom Impact Global Ministries where she was an active member of the Senior Sunday School class. Her favorite pastime was talking on the phone, especially about the Lord, with her cousin Katie Travis for hours or watching the Carolina Panthers playing football and her westerns. Dorothy also loved to cook and made the BEST banana bread. She also enjoyed making her grandson’s favorite chicken and noodles or her son and granddaughter’s holiday favorite, her chitterlings. Dorothy was known for her impeccable style and her flawless makeup. Between caring, nurturing and feeding her family to sewing stylish clothes and crafts to always having a well-kept home, Dorothy was the epitome of the Proverbs 31 woman. Dorothy was married to the late Charles Leo Ford. She was preceded in death by three sisters: Eloise Chavis, Gertrude (Tiny) Chavis and Edna Lee; four brothers: Franklin Herring, E. J. Herring, William (Bill) Chavis and Robert Grant Herring. She was also preceded in death by two grandchildren: Michelle Renee and Nikole Renee. Dorothy leaves to cherish her memories her daughter, Portia Tatum of Fayetteville, NC; her son, Terry (Phyllis) Ford of Fayetteville, NC; five grandchildren: Angela Tatum Malloy (Jerrold) of Fayetteville, NC, Kinnon Ray Tatum, II of Raleigh, NC, Charmaine Ford of Charlotte, NC, Valentino D. Jones of Belle Rose, LA and Terrance Ford of Georgia; twelve great grandchildren: Nekiala Johnson of Stockbridge, GA, Taylor Johnson of Fayetteville, NC, Jasmine Johnson of Jacksonville, FL, Freddie Johnson, III of Abita, LA, Isabella Malloy of Fayetteville, NC, Kinnon R. Tatum, III of Matthew, NC, Valentino D. Jones, Jr. of Fayetteville, NC, La’Damien and Jazlyn Jones of Belle Rose, LA, Jakobi and Jasiri Ford of Charlotte, NC and Sophia Ford of Charlotte, NC; five great great grandchildren: Tristan Johnson of Stockbridge, GA, Mackenzie, Keagan and Kaylan Causey of Fayetteville, NC and Sage Riddick of Jacksonville, FL; her phone partners: Katie Travis, Annie Wright, Kay Covington, Naomi Moore and Phyllis Sneed, a host of loving nieces, nephews and friends.
Dorothy Reid Ford, the daughter of the late Herbert and Isabell Chavis, was born on June 8, 1936 in Harnett County, North Carolina. Dorothy was called to her Heavenly mansion on January 16, 2021 at 5:30 PM from her home of 55 years. Dorothy... View Obituary & Service Information
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