Donnell Ford

Donnell Ford Jr.

Wednesday, January 3rd, 1951 - Friday, October 11th, 2019
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Donnell Ford, Jr. was born on January 3, 1951 to Donnell Ford, Sr. and Lula Bell Ford in Jacksonville, Florida. He attended Douglas Anderson and Wolfson High Schools where he played football and was given the name Dirty Red by Coach Nathaniel Washington. Donnell graduated from Wolfson with the Class of 1969.

Donnell worked for Rinker Concrete in Miami, Florida as a driver for many years. After returning to Jacksonville he worked as an Air Conditioner Technician until retirement.

Donnell departed this life on Friday, October 11, 2019. He was preceded in death by his loving mother, Lula B. Frazier and father, Donnell Ford, Sr.

Donnell leaves to cherish his memories: a loving wife, Antoinette Ford; children, Roderick Christopher (Shaun), Donnell Ford, III, Shanita Ford, Desmond Ford; stepdaughters, LaNeisha Paige and Whitney Wright (Freddie); stepfather, Harold Coleman; brother, Donnell Butler, Jr. (Joyce); sister, Harriett C. Chavis (Gerard); ten grandchildren; four nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Donnell Ford, Jr. passed away Friday, October 11th, 2019. Arrangements in Care of: Funerals by T.S. Warden, 904-765-1234
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 17th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Thursday, October 17th, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Funerals By T. S. Warden
    4315 North Main Street
    Jacksonville, FL 32206
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  • Service

    Friday, October 18th, 2019 | 1:30pm
    Friday, October 18th, 2019 1:30pm
    Samuel C. Rogers Jr. Memorial Chapel
    4315 N. Main Street
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  • Interment

    Friday, October 18th, 2019 |
    Friday, October 18th, 2019
    Restlawn Cemeteries
    2600 Ribault Scenic Drive
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Gwendolyn Gatson

Posted at 12:10pm
You will truly be missed by the family next door that you became a part of. Your kindness will always be remembered. Just sitting in the yard with us on those cool or hot afternoons talking, laughing, and listening to old school music and just reminiscing about everything. May peace be with you forever more. Gwen Gatson & Family

Harriett Coleman Chavis

Posted at 04:05pm
You were the oldest of the three of us and I was the only girl. You were both there for me anytime that I needed you. All I had to do was call and you would always say I’m ready and waiting on you. You will truly be missed by my house hold. Forever in my heart your lilttle sister Harriett. Rest well your time here on earth is done. ❤️❤️

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